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Band Name Origins:

  • According to an interview he gave on British TV the name comes from "Coolio Eglasias", a nickname he was give because he used to play Spanish guitar which to his friends sounded like Julio Eglasias songs. After that he was always called 'Coolio'. Submitted by: Calloomio

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Artis Ivey. Submitted by: treva

Also known as: Artis Ivey Jr.. Submitted by: Hakim

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dear God, The Convent, Submerged, Judgment Day, China Strike Force, Stealing Candy, Red Water, Code Hunter, Grad Night, Pterodactyl, Exposed, Move " - Michael Prymula

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"He mentions: "Grab your partner, dot-see-do, if you don't know who it is, it's Coolio." - Mickey D.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Gangsta's Paradox""Gangsta's Paradise"rapper

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ghetto Carton" originally "Ghetto Cartoon"
Dionne Peacewick

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Gangster's Paradise""Black Coffee Paradise"Annie (Anny)
"Gangsta's Paradise""Wenger's Paradise"Michael Pacholek
"Gangsta's Paradise""Dumpster Pair Of Nikes"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Gangsta's Paradise""(Neo-)Nazi Paradise"Hu's On First
"Gangsta's Paradise""Go! Animater's Paradise"Queen Amidala
"Gangsta's Paradise""Hipster's Paradox"Chris Bodily TM
"Gangsta's Paradise""Nazi Paradise"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Gangsta's Paradise""Nurs’ry Ryhmers’ Paradise"Wendy Christopher
"Gansta's Paradise""Occu-paradise"Iridium24
"Gangsta's Paradise""Hoarder's Paradise"Rebekah Dub

There are additional Coolio song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Gangsta's ParadisePolice DepartmentSephiroth

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Cheeseburger In Paradise
   Jimmy Buffett
Gangsta's Paradise
   Coolio
Cheeseburger In Gangsta's Paradise
Uh, McDonald's?
Reggie Pillbox
Have You Met Miss Jones
   Robbie Williams
Gangsta's Paradise
   Coolio
Have You Met Miss Jones in Gangsta's Paradise?
Rocky Mak
Running From Paradise
   Hall and Oates
Gangsta's Paradise
   Coolio
Running From Gangsta's Paradise
Edward
What Up, Gangsta?
   50 Cent
Gangsta Paradise
   Coolio
What Up In Gangsta Paradise?
Um...do you really want to know that?
bobpiecheese
There are additional Coolio duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Super Coolio
Supercool combined with Coolio
Supercool was a short-lived early 2000s glam rock supergroup. If they joined forces with a certain 1990s rapper, would he become a superhero?
Submitted By: Zeke
LL Coolio J
LL Cool J combined with Coolio
Submitted By: Dak
Coolio And The Gang
Kool And The Gang combined with Coolio
Submitted By: K.Y.L.E

Misheard Lyrics:

"1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New)"
Misheard Lyrics:
600-watt amp, A-Team's in the truck
Original Lyrics:
600-watt amp, 18's in the trunk
"Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like the ones we heard are you and me
Original Lyrics:
That the ones we hurt are you and me
"Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ken's spinning motion lies
Living in the gangsta's parasite.
Original Lyrics:
Been spending most of their lives
Living in the Gangsta's Paradise.
"Gangstas Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm an educated fool with money on my mind,
I got my ten in my hand and a cream in my eye
Original Lyrics:
I'm an educated man with money on my mind,
I got my $10 in my hand and a gleam in my eye
There are additional Coolio misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ken's spinning motion lies
Living in the gangsta's parasite.
Original Lyrics:
We're spending most of our lives
Living in the Gangsta's Paradise.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Amanda

I was a kid, first off. Like, eleven or twelve. My sister had a party, and that song came on. I was singing my heart out and then her friend, whom I had a crush on, leaned over and whispered "We're spending most of our lives, living in the gangsta's paradise."

There are additional Coolio misheard stories available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Gangster's Paradise"
The Dated Lyrics:
'I'm 23 now, but will I live to see 24?'
Why They're Dated:
He obviously did live to see 24 and several birthdays after as well.
Submitted by: Princess J
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"1,2,3,4, Sumpin' New"
The Song Lyrics:
Help! I need somebody!
Song They Mention:
Help! by the Beatles
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"Fantastic Voyage"
The Song Lyrics:
Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
Song They Mention:
Nothing from Nothing (Billy Preston)
Submitted by: crazydon

Song Title Anagrams:

"Gaga's Spider Satan" originally "Gangsta's Paradise"
Submitted by: Evan

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Ghetto Cartoon"
The Lyrics:
Donald had beef, so Mickey couldn't sleep.
Bugs Bunny had the props on the East Side spots
Goofy was Mickey Mouse right-hand man
Called Pixie and Dixie, two killers from Chicago
Huey and Dewey and Louie with a shot down Mickey Mouse Main-h* Minnie
Huckleberry had a Deputy, by the name of dog, eyewitness to the crime was Kermit the Frog.
Cause the shot that they missed hit his home-boy Elmer
So they called in the Feds, Beetlejuice, and Miss Piggy.
Quick Draw McGraw took two to the head
So Tom and Jerry stuck 'em on the way to the kitchen
But they both got smoked by Jabberjaw the Shark.
Why:
Mickey, Donald, Minnie, Goofy, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were in many Disney cartoons, movies, and shows such as "Disneyland", Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd were on "The Bugs Bunny Show", Huckleberry Hound and Pixie and Dixie were on "The Huckleberry Hound Show", Deputy Dawg was in "The Deputy Dawg Show", Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, though not cartoons were on "The Muppet Show", Beetlejuice was a movie and a TV Show, "Quick Draw McGraw" had a TV Show in the early 60's, Tom and Jerry were seen on Television many times, and "Jabberjaw" had a TV Show in the 70's.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

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