“Gangsta’s Paradise” (Coolio Cover) – The Guest Sessions

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! Today’s Guest Sessions cover song video is a unique one- it’s Coolio’s classic song, “Gangsta’s Paradise”! Now, I’m sure I’ll get some flack for choosing this one, as it’s done by a trio of people that probably have no business singing a song like this. But, it just struck me as a good version (even though some commenters on YouTube don’t think so). The version presented here on the music blog by Christi, CJ, and Aaron is very melodic- I really enjoyed the feel of the video as a whole.

I’m also probably the last person that should be choosing a cover song version of “Gangsta’s Paradise” because my real familiarity with this song is from the great parody Weird Al Yankovic did called “Amish Paradise”. I can’t help but sing it to myself right now. When I first heard it, I almost died laughing at the line, “A local boy kicked me in the butt last week. I just smiled at him, then I turned the other cheek!” I guess that’s like a 12-year-old’s humor that doesn’t really seem to go away in later years (for men, at least).

Let me know what you think of this unique cover. Sure, it’s not exactly in the style of the Laptop Sessions cover song videos, but I seem to remember a few “trio” videos we did a while back. Maybe that’s why I watched this video with a rosy hue. I look forward to reading some comments!