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Coolio has died

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NellesVilla · 29/09/2022 03:04

The rapper Coolio has passed away at the age of 59.

Was a big fan of Gangster’s Paradise as a kid.

RIP.

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YellowTreeHouse · 29/09/2022 03:21

Yes it’s a shame 😞RIP.

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stillvicarinatutu · 29/09/2022 03:28

This

Coolio has died
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stillvicarinatutu · 29/09/2022 03:33

He's clearly done better than he thought he would .

Rip x

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VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 03:40

NellesVilla · 29/09/2022 03:04

The rapper Coolio has passed away at the age of 59.

Was a big fan of Gangster’s Paradise as a kid.

RIP.

Gangsta’s Paradise was Pastime Paradise by Stevie Wonder first.

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YellowTreeHouse · 29/09/2022 03:50

VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 03:40

Gangsta’s Paradise was Pastime Paradise by Stevie Wonder first.

It’s called a sample, and this is not relevant nor appropriate on a thread like this.

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headstone · 29/09/2022 04:05

I thought he’d died 6 months ago.

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Underanothersky · 29/09/2022 04:06

C U when you get there is one of my most favourite songs ever.

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BeetyAxe · 29/09/2022 04:48

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24474188

this is a lovely story. RIP Coolio, sound of my childhood.

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ChagSameachDoreen · 29/09/2022 04:56

What the fuck, @VroomVrooom? Is there any need to be so petty?

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Surgarblossom · 29/09/2022 05:19

ChagSameachDoreen · 29/09/2022 04:56

What the fuck, @VroomVrooom? Is there any need to be so petty?

Agreed! Very unnecessary

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junipermarten · 29/09/2022 05:27

It's Gangsta's Paradise 😊

That was definitely a song of my youth. My 9 year old son loves it and plays it often.

Re @VroomVrooom's post, I didn't take it to be petty or distasteful. I read it and thought "oh, that's interesting, I didn't know that and will need to check it out".

Peace out Coolio 🤟

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Backtoblack1 · 29/09/2022 05:34

Does anyone remember him on big brother a few years ago?

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TatumHigh · 29/09/2022 05:36

BeetyAxe · 29/09/2022 04:48

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24474188

this is a lovely story. RIP Coolio, sound of my childhood.

What a great story.

RIP

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FilthyforFirth · 29/09/2022 05:52

I listen to C U when you get there all the time. Great tune. RIP

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MoCaine · 29/09/2022 06:02

never liked the song, but 59 really is a couple of decades shy of what we all should reach, RIP Fella.

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NotAnotherTaco · 29/09/2022 06:03

Very sad! Loved Fantastic Voyage too, great tune!

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Noteverybodylives · 29/09/2022 06:19

That’s a shame.

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SavoirFlair · 29/09/2022 06:34

He was a genuinely nice person as well - can’t see anyone out there with a bad word for him, a lot of big names in the industry were happy to see him get his moment and his dues. “Too Hot” was a great record as well.

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VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 06:35

Wow - sorry, people. 😳

When we were in lockdown, we each chose a new album to listen to every day in the early days, and DH chose a Stevie Wonder one.

Pastime Paradise came on - and I was blown away. I love Gangsta’s Paradise, and didn’t realise it was originally a Stevie Wonder. There’s no sampling, it’s essentially the same song.

I thought it was an interesting snippet, I sincerely didn’t mean to offend anyone.

Thank you @junipermarten 💐

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AndTwoFilmsByFrancoisTruffaut · 29/09/2022 07:10

VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 06:35

Wow - sorry, people. 😳

When we were in lockdown, we each chose a new album to listen to every day in the early days, and DH chose a Stevie Wonder one.

Pastime Paradise came on - and I was blown away. I love Gangsta’s Paradise, and didn’t realise it was originally a Stevie Wonder. There’s no sampling, it’s essentially the same song.

I thought it was an interesting snippet, I sincerely didn’t mean to offend anyone.

Thank you @junipermarten 💐

this place is batshit 😂 it was interesting, and factual and as you say, hardly sampled, it’s the same tune throughout! Ignore the crazies

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VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 07:13

Thank you, too @AndTwoFilmsByFrancoisTruffaut Flowers

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Sisisimone · 29/09/2022 07:14

VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 06:35

Wow - sorry, people. 😳

When we were in lockdown, we each chose a new album to listen to every day in the early days, and DH chose a Stevie Wonder one.

Pastime Paradise came on - and I was blown away. I love Gangsta’s Paradise, and didn’t realise it was originally a Stevie Wonder. There’s no sampling, it’s essentially the same song.

I thought it was an interesting snippet, I sincerely didn’t mean to offend anyone.

Thank you @junipermarten 💐

Of course its a sample. It samples the opening string section of Stevie's song and the lyrics and beat are completely different. It's not the same song at all. That's how hip hop artists create music.

Such a shock to hear Coolio has died. Love him and his music

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YellowTreeHouse · 29/09/2022 07:15

VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 06:35

Wow - sorry, people. 😳

When we were in lockdown, we each chose a new album to listen to every day in the early days, and DH chose a Stevie Wonder one.

Pastime Paradise came on - and I was blown away. I love Gangsta’s Paradise, and didn’t realise it was originally a Stevie Wonder. There’s no sampling, it’s essentially the same song.

I thought it was an interesting snippet, I sincerely didn’t mean to offend anyone.

Thank you @junipermarten 💐

It’s not “essentially the same song”. It is a sample.

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VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 07:18

Let’s just agree to disagree, shall we?

RIP Coolio. 🕯

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Sisisimone · 29/09/2022 07:27

VroomVrooom · 29/09/2022 07:18

Let’s just agree to disagree, shall we?

RIP Coolio. 🕯

Eh? Agree to disagree? You understand how sampling works right? They're not the same songs at all. None of Stevies lyrics are in Gangstas Paradise, only the string section of the original song 🙄
Stevie performed the song with Coolio at the Emmys back in the 90s

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