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If you instantly heard the next lyric, "I take a look at my life and realise there's nuthin' left", then this article is for you.
Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise turns 25 this year, and its place in music history is assured. It was believed to be the biggest-selling single of worldwide, and went to number 1 in at least 19 countries.
In America, it won a Grammy for best rap solo performance and, as of , it was among the biggest selling singles of all time; in the UK it was number 31 by the same measure.
But where did this song come from, and what happened to the artist, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr, better known as Coolio?
When anyone asked Wonder what string section he hired to play the part, Wonder would tell them it was the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing the part.
It was not the only thing Gangsta's Paradise borrowed from Wonder's Pastime Paradise — both share a chorus, with some minor but important lyrical adjustments by singer Larry Sanders, known by stage name L.
As is often the case in these kinds of stories, Coolio happened to be passing by and instantly recognised it as something special. After freestyling the opening lines, he sat down and wrote all three verses in a single sitting, detailing a young man weighing up his gangster lifestyle and wondering if there is any way out of it.
As the song took shape, everyone involved in its creation thought it was a winner. Only problem was, no one had cleared the sample or the chorus interpolation with Stevie Wonder.
Someone got the track to Wonder, who was unhappy about his work being "used in some gangster song," as Coolio put it.
But a meeting was arranged and Wonder eventually gave permission, so long as Coolio removed a couple of n-words and f-words from the original lyrics.
Coolio complied, making it one of the few "clean" tracks in his back catalogue. Wonder's approval, which apparently came with a sizeable share of any future profits, was timely.
Coolio's manager was already shopping the song to filmmakers in the hopes of landing a potentially lucrative soundtrack spot.
To complete the symbiosis, Pfeiffer agreed to star in the film clip with Coolio — an unheard-of collaboration at the time between white Hollywood and gangsta rap.
The film, despite getting mostly negative reviews, was a box office smash and the soundtrack flew off the shelves, driven by lead single Gangsta's Paradise and its Antoine Fuqua-directed film clip, which became an MTV staple.
Entertainment Weekly's David Browne wrote it "may be the bleakest tune ever to top the pop singles chart". In Australia, national youth network triple j was one of the first radio stations to play it.
Francis Leach, a triple j presenter at the time, recalled it being one of the few hip-hop songs on high rotation.
But Gangsta's Paradise cut through the noise of mostly white men playing guitars. The song landed at number 3 in triple j's Hottest of , setting a then-record as the highest-ranking hip-hop song in the countdown — a record that would not be surpassed until In fact, it would be the only hip-hop song to make the Hottest 's top 10 until Coolio never had another hit on the scale of Gangsta's Paradise, leaving many to pin him as a one-hit wonder, but the rapper had seven top hits in Australia.
He failed to trouble the charts after , but has kept releasing albums including last year's Nobody's Foolio, and built up a sideline in acting and as a celebrity chef, with a cookbook and short-lived web series called Cookin' with Coolio.
Twenty-five years on, the size of the venues has changed, but Coolio is still doing what he loves. Rolling Stone.
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