Gangsta's Paradise (25th Anniversary)
Gangsta's Paradise (25th Anniversary). Vinyl
Gangsta's Paradise (25th Anniversary). CD

Gangsta's Paradise (25th Anniversary)


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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


01That's How It Is (Skit) Coolio featuring L.V.01:00
02Geto Highlites Coolio05:00
03Gangsta's Paradise Coolio featuring L.V.04:01
04Too Hot Coolio03:40
05Cruisin' Coolio04:36
06Exercise Yo' Game Coolio featuring Kam, 40 Thevz and E-4004:49
071, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New) Coolio03:34
08Smilin' Coolio04:11
09Fucc Coolio (Skit) Coolio00:49
10Kinda High, Kinda Drunk Coolio03:45
11For My Sistas Coolio04:28
12Is This Me? Coolio04:24
13A Thing Going On Coolio04:46
14Bright as the Sun Coolio04:47
15Recoup This Coolio01:20
16The Revolution Coolio03:49
17Get Up Get Down Coolio05:32
181, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New) (Timber Mix) Coolio03:22
191, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New) (Timber Mix Instrumental) Coolio03:16

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