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Old 09-28-22, 08:54 PM
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Coolio dead at 59



I know the majority of this forum hates rap. But Coolio was huge at one point. Gangsta’s Paradise got played to death on the radio in the 90s.
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Re: Coolio dead at 59

Old 09-28-22, 09:17 PM
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Re: Coolio dead at 59

Damn, R.I.P. Gangsta's Paradise was one of the first CD's I bought back in 5th grade.
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It Takes A Thief is a great album
Old 09-28-22, 09:59 PM
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Just saw the news right now. Kinda shocked. Not just a rapper but also an actor in various movies.

R.I.P. 🙏
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Re: Coolio dead at 59

He was in Batman and Robin of all movies. My favorite use of Gangstas Paradise was over the end credits in Pain and Gain.
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Re: Coolio dead at 59

Weird Al wins again.
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Just watched his set at Riot Fest a few days ago in Chicago. Crazy that he's no longer with us. RIP
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Not really my style of music, but the Gangsters in Paradise had a catch tune and which led to Weird Al what is probably his best known Song Amish in Paradise.
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Is it just me, or was he always pissed off or irritated? I can't remember ever seeing him look happy.

Either way, 59 is too young to go, for sure.
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RIP. The fantastic voyage has rolled on into heaven.

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Gangsta's Paradise was huuuuugggeee when I was in middle school. One of two rap songs I actually know the lyrics to.
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It was huge with kids because Stevie Wonder wouldn't let Coolio sample his music for a song that was explicit. One of the first big rap hits that didn't have to be edited for radio?
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The main thing I remember him from is the opening theme of Kenan and Kel.
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Re: Coolio dead at 59

Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Is it just me, or was he always pissed off or irritated? I can't remember ever seeing him look happy.

Either way, 59 is too young to go, for sure.

He was a rapper. Isn't that part of the act for most rappers that they are supposed to look pissed off and angry all the time?
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Re: Coolio dead at 59

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The main thing I remember him from is the opening theme of Kenan and Kel.

Me too. RIP
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Damn. Way, way too young. RIP
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May he RIP. This one is definitely out of left field.
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Wow, young. RIP.
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Re: Coolio dead at 59

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Not really my style of music, but the Gangsters in Paradise had a catch tune and which led to Weird Al what is probably his best known Song Amish in Paradise.
It helped that his music video was the best one he'd done.

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As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realize there's not much left

--Coolio


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Re: Coolio dead at 59

That video played endlessly on repeat when it came out. It seemed like MTV must have played it every hour or so.

Rest in peace, Coolio.

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