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Most of Coolio's hit debut It Takes a Thief was fairly upbeat material, but the appearance of the stark single 'Gangsta's Paradise' in the summer of 1995 signaled a change in the rapper's music. Driven by an ominously deep bassline and slashing strings, the creeping, threatening funk of 'Gangsta's Paradise' was the most chilling thing Coolio had recorded to date, but the menace didn't come at the expense of his considerable talent for immediate, catchy hooks. Consequently, the single shot to the top of the charts and hovered in the Top Ten for many weeks. The album followed shortly afterwards, and it didn't fail to deliver on the promise of the single. Not only did Coolio expand his sound, but his songwriting skills improved, as Gangsta's Paradise has very few weak moments. Alternating between slow, funky grooves and elastic, party-ready anthems, Gangsta's Paradise is proof that Coolio is one of the most exciting and interesting hip-hop artists of the mid-'90s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. #TrackArtistLength
  2. 1That's How It IsCoolio1:0
  3. 2Geto HighlitesCoolio4:56
  4. 3Gangsta's ParadiseCoolio4:0
  5. 4Too HotCoolio3:39
  6. 5Exercise Yo' GameCoolio4:49
  7. 61, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)Coolio3:31
  8. 7Crusin'Coolio4:32
  9. 8Kinda High, Kinda DrunkCoolio3:44
  10. 9Smilin'Coolio4:5
  11. 10Fucc CoolioCoolio0:49
  12. 11For My SistasCoolio4:24
  13. 12Is This Me?Coolio4:20
  14. 13A Thing Goin' OnCoolio4:41
  15. 14Bright as the SunCoolio4:44
  16. 15Recoup ThisCoolio1:21
  17. 16The RevolutionCoolio3:48
  18. 17Get Up Get DownCoolio5:31
Gangsta's Paradise
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 21, 1995[1]
StudioEcho Sounds, Los Angeles, California and Studio 56, Hollywood, California
Genre
Length64:25
LabelTommy Boy, Warner Bros.
ProducerCoolio, Christopher Hamabe,
Devon Davis, Doug Rasheed,
Bryan 'The Wino' Dobbs
Coolio chronology
It Takes a Thief
(1994)
Gangsta's Paradise
(1995)
My Soul
(1997)
Singles from Gangsta's Paradise
  1. 'Gangsta's Paradise'
    Released: August 8, 1995
  2. 'Too Hot'
    Released: August 8, 1995
  3. '1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)'
    Released: February 20, 1996

Gangsta's Paradise is the second studio album by rapper Coolio, released on November 21, 1995. It is Coolio's best-selling album, with over three million copies sold in the United States. The album produced three singles, which became hits: the title track (which was first used in the 1995 film Dangerous Minds,[2] released before Coolio's album), '1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)', and 'Too Hot'.

  • 5Charts and certifications

Album information[edit]

Three songs were released as singles. 'Gangsta's Paradise' reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, '1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)' reached number 5, and 'Too Hot' peaked at number 24.

The album was nominated for a 1997 Grammy for Best Rap Album. The song 'Gangsta's Paradise' won a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. 'Sumpin' New' was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. Honey singh all song download.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Christgau's Consumer GuideA–[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[6]
Los Angeles Times[7]
NME7/10[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[9]
The Source[10]
Spin8/10[11]

Spin gave the album 8 out of 10, and said, 'Today's rappers aren't interested in sharing any knowledge with outsiders. Coolio is the great exception. the most stylistically broad mainstream rap album you'll probably hear all year. Even upon first listen, it sounds like a collection of hits.'[12]

Entertainment Weekly ranked the album #4 on EW's Top 10 Albums of 1995, and said, 'The level-headed street philosopher, preaching respect for black women, fatherly responsibility, and safe sex. continuing in the great tradition of Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder. Coolio and his crew make the ghetto seem not just a place of desolation, but of hope.'[13][14]

The Source gave the album 4 Mics out of 5, and said, 'The crazy braided one brings skilled and insightful lyrics that reach and relate to all levels of the Black experience. sets standards that corny lyrics and catchy loops can't compete with. Few artists can straddle the line between commercial and underground hip-hop.'[15]

Musician said, 'Coolio ties his music to a message that's as deep as the groove.'[16]

Rap Pages gave the album 7 out of 10, and said, 'Maybe because he rapped for a decade with no props, got yanked on record deals. this cool-ass homie from Compton has stayed grounded. Coolio rejoices in the only life he knows.'[17]

NME gave the album 7 out of 10, and said, 'Instead of playing the role of the Uzi-toting big-shot, he adopts a more reflective view of urban life in Los Angeles. In doing so, Coolio takes a deliberate step forward from last year's light-hearted debut.'[18]

Track listing[edit]

#TitleProducer(s)Performer(s)Length
1'That's How It Is'CoolioCoolio, Talkbox1:00
2'Geto Highlites'Christopher Hamabe, Devon DavisCoolio, 40 Thevz (backing vocals)4:59
3'Gangsta's Paradise'Doug Rasheed, Danger JayCoolio, L.V., Trinna Simmons (backing)4:00
4'Too Hot'Bryan DobbsCoolio, J.T. Taylor3:40
5'Cruisin'Christopher Hamabe, Devon DavisCoolio, Malika, Shaunna D. (backing)4:34
6'Exercise Yo Game'Jay Williams, Maurice Thompson40 Thevz, Coolio, E-40, Kam4:49
7'1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)'James Carter, Poison IveyCoolio3:33
8'Smilin'Dominic Aldridge, James Carter, Reece Carter (co-producer)Coolio, Baby G (backing)4:07
9'Fucc Coolio'CoolioCoolio0:50
10'Kinda High Kinda Drunk'Dominic Aldridge, James Carter, Danny Taylor (co-producer)Coolio3:44
11'For My Sistas'Oji PierceCoolio, Lashann Dendy4:26
12'Is This Me?'Devon Davis, Roblow for Crimelab ProductionCoolio, LV, Rated R,4:23
13'A Thing Goin' On'Oji PierceCoolio, Jeremy Monroe4:45
14'Bright As the Sun'Oji PierceCoolio, Will Wheaton4:47
15'Recoup This'SpoonCoolio, Capucine Jackson (backing), P.S. (backing)1:21
16'The Revolution'Bryan DobbsCoolio3:48
17'Get Up, Get Down'Bryan DobbsCoolio, Malika, Shorty, Leek Ratt, P.S., WC & Ras Kass5:32

Samples and interpolations[edit]

  • 'Geto Highlites' contains a sample of 'Groove With You', originally performed by The Isley Brothers. The intro of the song contains interpolations of the lines 'What you gonna play now?' from 'Make It Funky', originally performed by James Brown, and 'Get on up' from 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine', also originally performed by James Brown.
  • 'Gangsta's Paradise' contains an interpolation of 'Pastime Paradise', originally performed by Stevie Wonder, and the first line of the song is taken from Psalm 23.
  • 'Too Hot' contains an interpolation of 'Too Hot', originally performed by Kool & The Gang.
  • 'Cruisin' contains an interpolation of 'Cruisin', originally performed by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.
  • '1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)' contains samples of 'Thighs High (Grip Your Hips More)', originally performed by Tom Browne, and 'Wikka Wrap', originally performed by The Evasions.
  • 'Smilin' contains an interpolation of 'You Caught Me Smiling', originally performed by Sly & The Family Stone.
  • 'Kinda High, Kinda Drunk' contains interpolations of 'Saturday Night' and 'The Boyz in Da Hood'
  • 'For My Sistas' contains an interpolation of 'Make Me Say It Again Girl', originally performed by The Isley Brothers.
  • 'A Thing Goin' On' contains an interpolation of 'Me and Mrs. Jones', originally performed by Billy Paul.
  • 'The Revolution' contains an interpolation of 'Magic Night'.
  • 'Get Up, Get Down' contains an interpolation of 'Chameleon', originally performed by Herbie Hancock.

Charts and certifications[edit]

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Charts[edit]

Chart (1995–1996)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[19]12
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[20]4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[21]28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[22]14
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[23]9
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[24]11
French Albums (SNEP)[25]38
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[26]6
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[27]5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[28]24
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[29]16
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[29]2
UK R&B (UK R&B Singles and Albums Charts)[30]3
UK Albums (OCC)[31]18
US Billboard 200[32]9
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[33]14

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996)Position
German Albums Chart[34]45

Certifications[edit]

RegionCertificationCertified units/Sales
Australia[35]Gold70,000
Canada[36]Platinum100,000
Germany[37]Gold250,000
Netherlands[38]Gold40,000
Sweden[39]Gold10,000
United Kingdom[40]Gold100,000
United States[41]2× Platinum2,000,000


*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-Hop. 2003. p. 81. ISBN0-87930-759-5.
  2. ^Dangerous Minds at IMDb
  3. ^Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. 'Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio'. AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  4. ^Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). 'Coolio: Gangsta's Paradise'. Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN9780312245603.
  5. ^Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN9780857125958.
  6. ^Browne, David (1995-11-10). 'Gangsta's Paradise'. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  7. ^Coker, Cheo (1995-11-11). '** Coolio, 'Gangsta's Paradise,' Tommy Boy'. Los Angeles Times. ISSN0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  8. ^'Coolio: Gangsta's Paradise'. NME. 1995-11-04. p. 49. .Instead of playing the role of the Uzi-toting big-shot, he adopts a more reflective view of urban life in Los Angeles.In doing so, Coolio takes a deliberate step forward from last year's light-hearted debut.
  9. ^Harris, Keith (2004). 'Coolio'. In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. ISBN9780743201698.
  10. ^'Coolio: Gangsta's Paradise'. The Source. February 1996. pp. 87–88.
  11. ^Walters, Barry (January 1996). 'Coolio: Gangsta's Paradise'. Spin. SPIN Media LLC. p. 82. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  12. ^1/96, p.82
  13. ^12/29/95-1/5/96, p.132
  14. ^11/10/95, p.62
  15. ^2/96, pp.87-88
  16. ^2/96, p.94
  17. ^12/95, p.30
  18. ^11/4/95, p.49
  19. ^'Australiancharts.com – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise'. Hung Medien.
  20. ^'Austriancharts.at – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise' (in German). Hung Medien.
  21. ^'Ultratop.be – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise' (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  22. ^'Ultratop.be – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise' (in French). Hung Medien.
  23. ^'Dutchcharts.nl – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise' (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  24. ^'Coolio: Gangsta's Paradise' (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  25. ^'Lescharts.com – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise'. Hung Medien.
  26. ^'Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline' (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  27. ^'Charts.org.nz – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise'. Hung Medien.
  28. ^'Norwegiancharts.com – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise'. Hung Medien.
  29. ^ ab'Swedishcharts.com – Coolio – Gangsta's Paradise'. Hung Medien.
  30. ^http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/r-and-b-albums-chart/19951112/115/
  31. ^'Coolio Artist Official Charts'. UK Albums Chart.
  32. ^'Coolio Chart History (Billboard 200)'. Billboard.
  33. ^'Coolio Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)'. Billboard.
  34. ^'Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts' (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  35. ^Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  36. ^Canada certifications cria.caArchived April 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  37. ^'Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Gangsta%27s+Paradise')' (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved January 12, 2009.
  38. ^Dutch certifications nvpi.nlArchived February 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  39. ^Swedish certifications 'Ifpi.se'. Archived from the original on 2009-02-11. (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  40. ^United Kingdom certifications Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  41. ^United States certifications riaa.comArchived June 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
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Gangsta’s Paradise is a 1995 hip hop song performed by American rapper Coolio, released as the third (3rd) track on his second (2nd) studio album, Gangsta’s Paradise.The song was produced by Doug Rasheed and features American R&B singer L.V.

Gangsta’s Paradise samples Stevie Wonder‘s 1976 song PastimeParadise and was popularly used as the soundtrack for the movie Dangerous Minds (1995).

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Having sold more than six (6) million copies globally, Gangsta’s Paradise is one of the best-selling singles of all time. It was listed at number eighty five (85) on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time.

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The song peaked at number one (1) on the US Billboard Hot 100 and almost in every other country.

Gangsta’s Paradise won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, two (2) MTV Video Music Awards for Best Video from a Film and Best Rap Video and a a Billboard Music Award for the song & album.

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