"Gangsta's Paradise" is a song by American rapper Coolio, featuring American singer
L.V. The song was released on Coolio's second album of the same name (1995)
as well as the soundtrack for the 1995 film
It interpolates Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "Pastime Paradise".
The song was listed at number 85 on
's Greatest Songs of All Time
In 2008, it was ranked number 38 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
listed the song at number 100 in their ranking of "100 Best Songs of the 1990s" in 2012.
Coolio was awarded a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance, two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video and Best Video from a Film
The song has sold over five million copies in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany.