Livin' in a gangsters paradise "[11], Bill Lamb from About.com described the song as "riveting and atmospheric". – Gangsta's Paradise", Ultratop.be – Coolio feat. It samples the chorus and instrumentation of Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "Pastime Paradise".[1].

The song was released on Coolio's album of the same name, as well as the soundtrack for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds.It samples the chorus and instrumentation of Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "Pastime Paradise".. Tell me why are we so blind to see As they croak, I see myself in the pistol smoke Coolio claimed that he did not give permission for the parody, which led to disagreements between the two. He would later claim that the song ultimately came from a source outside himself, saying, "'Gangsta’s Paradise' wanted to be born; it wanted to come to life, and it chose me as the vessel." I can't live a normal life, I was raised by the street ", Dutchcharts.nl – Coolio feat.
[10], When Coolio won the Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996, he said in a press conference that Bone Thugs-n-Harmony deserved the award for "Tha Crossroads". That the ones we hurt are you and me? [5], In 2019, Stacker placed it at number 19 in their list of "Best 90s pop songs". The song was listed at number 85 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time[2] and number one biggest selling single of 1995 on U.S.

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