September 9, 1995

September9Today in 1995, Coolio scored his first U.S. No. 1 single with ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’.

The track features L.V. and sampled the chorus of the 1976 Stevie Wonder song, ‘Pastime Paradise’.

‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ was featured in the 1995 film, Dangerous Minds, starring Michelle Pfeiffer. Coolio also won a Grammy Award for the track.

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