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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This student looks tuff while performing Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” in sign language for a class assignment. She says she did a few shots of vodka to calm her nerves and of course, so she could really channel the song.
According to TMZ, DMX ducked out of a Dec. 12 mixed artial arts against actor Eric Martinez, and reportedly be replaced by Coolio.
The rapper’s manager reportedly insisted on a gauranteed victory over his opponent as a contract condition. Thunder Promotions, the fight’s organizer, were not on board for a fixed fight.
The group plans on filing a breach of contract lawsuit against DMX, and say that Coolio will “Take [the fight] seriously.”
Rapper-turned-reality-TV-star, Coolio, agreed to serve an 18-month stint in rehab to avoid jail time.
According to Perez Hilton, he was arrested on March 6 for possession of crack cocaine at Los Angeles International Airport, and pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession on Friday.
He was also charged with misdemeanour counts of battery and possession of drug paraphernalia after an encounter with airport security on the same day. Coolio faced up to three years in jail if convicted, but changed his previous not guilty plea when the charges of battery and possession of a smoking device were dropped.
If he successfully completes the drug rehabilitation program ordered by the judge, the rapper may request his case be dismissed.
Coolio, best-known for his 1995 single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” was also arrested last June for traffic violation charges and having an outstanding warrant.
The rapper will be back in court for a report on his progress in rehab on September 28.
Rapper Coolio was charged on Tuesday with cocaine possession and battery stemming from his arrest at Los Angeles International Airport last week.
The Grammy-winning performer, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was taken into custody on Friday after authorities said they found drugs and a crack pipe in his luggage.
Coolio, 45, was charged with one felony count of possession and one misdemeanour count each of possession of paraphernalia and battery.