This acoustic version of “Gangsta’s Paradise” is surprisingly good

Posted on July 12, 2012 by

The original 1995 version of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” is pretty deep and irreplaceable but we’re loving this cover by English singer and songwriter James Morrison. The acoustic version, which he played for the Australian radio duo “Fifi and Jules,” is surprisingly soulful.

Morrison released his third album Awakening last year after having a son and losing his father, who battled alcoholism and depression. The changes in his personal life have allowed him to mature as an artist.

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5 Responses to “This acoustic version of “Gangsta’s Paradise” is surprisingly good”

  1. I actually really like it! I was kind of surprised as I don’t normally like acoustic remakes of the original. There have been a few exceptions though.

  2. guest says:

    I like the style, but I feel like he doesn’t know all of the correct lyrics…

  3. wtf says:

    this is awful.

  4. Jahla Askew says:

    Uhmm, I loved it.

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