Top 5 Coolio Songs To Know For Boise Music Festival
Coolio hits the Boise Music Festival stage June 25th.
To make sure you're not the person in the back going "Um....who?" let's recap some of the hip-hop icon's biggest hits.
#5 - Rollin' With My Homies ft/ 2pac
While not Coolio's biggest hit, this one resonates for two reasons. It was featured in one of the best chick flicks of all time (Clueless) and it was a collaboration with one of the greatest lyricists of all time (2pac).
#4 - Hit 'Em High ft/ B-Real, Method Man, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes
1996 gave us some American treasures. "Space Jam,", and the hip-hop collabo "Hit 'Em High" from the film's soundtrack. Coolio may not be the first artist listed in the credits, but he steals the show on this one.
#3 - Fantastic Voyage
You can't go wrong when you sample George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic. When Coolio dropped this one he was quite possibly the hottest M.C. on the planet, and it was the catchiest song he'd put out to date.
#2 - 1, 2, 3, 4
Coolio's followup to "Gangsta's Paradise" is still fully capable of filling dance floors. While some had Coolio pegged as a gritty gangster rapper, "1, 2, 3, 4" proved he could kick back and party with the best of 'em.
#1 - Gangsta's Paradise
Monster. This song is an absolute monster. Rated on Billboard's "Greatest Songs Of All Time" and the best-selling single of 1995, "Gangsta's Paradise" is a classic. It by far out-shined the movie it stems from "Dangerous Minds" starring Michelle Pfeiffer. While it wasn't the fun and energetic sound that Coolio eventually became famous for, it is arguably one of the most recognizable songs of all time. Instant classic.