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, released before Coolio's album), "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)", and "Too Hot".
lives Livin' in a gangsta's paradise We keep spending most our lives Livin' in a gangsta's paradise We keep spending most our lives Livin' in a gangsta's paradise Look at the situation they got me facin' I can't live a normal life, I was raised by the street So I gotta be down with the hood
Gangsta's Paradise is a rap song by Coolio featuring . from the movie Dangerous Minds (1995) (starring Michelle Pfeiffer). The song was later released on the albums Gangsta's Paradise and Dangerous Minds soundtrack in 1995. Coolio was awarded a Grammy for the song/album. The song was voted as the best single of the year in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. It sampled the chorus and music of the song "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder (1976). The song was also listed at on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time.
This album has an average beat per minute of 95 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 67/172 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Gangsta's Paradise. BPM Profile Gangsta's Paradise. Album starts at 67BPM, ends at 97BPM (+30), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Coolio. From the Bottom 2 the Top. 2009.
Released October 2, 1995. Gangsta’s Paradise Tracklist. 1. That's How It Is Lyrics. 2. Geto Highlites Lyrics. 3. Gangsta's Paradise (Ft. . Gangsta’s Paradise Q&A. Engineer Bob Morse & Big Bad Bob Morse. Labels Warner Music Group & Tommy Boy Records. Featuring 40 Thevz, Baby G, E-40 & 11 more. Producers Bar Nine, Christopher Hamabe, Coolio & 10 more. Writers Adrian Sear, Artie Butler, Baby G & 48 more.
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.