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.