COOLIO Feat. L.V. & MICHELLE PFEIFFER - GANGSTA'S PARADISE [SkidVid_XviD], single/video released August 8th 1995.
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Artis Leon Ivey Jr. [born August 1st 1963, in Compton, California], better known by the stage name Coolio, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor. He rose to fame in 1995 with the hit single 'Gangsta's Paradise', which appeared on the soundtrack for the film Dangerous Minds.
'Gangsta's Paradise' is a rap song by Coolio featuring L.V. from the movie Dangerous Minds  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 samples the chorus and music of the song 'Pastime Paradise' by Stevie Wonder . The song was also listed at No.69 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time. In 2008, it was ranked No.38 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. The song is arguably one of the biggest Hip Hop songs of all time, reaching No.1 in more than 13 countries around the world, including the UK, where it was the first rap song to sell over a million copies. Following Coolios' appearance in the UK TV show Celebrity Big Brother 2009, 'Gangsta's Paradise' has re-entered the UK singles chart peaking so far at No.31.
The music video for the song was directed by Antoine Fuqua of Propaganda Films, and features Michelle Pfeiffer reprising her earlier role in Dangerous Minds. The video won the Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996.
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