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Coolio

Gangsta's Paradise Unplugged

Rapper Jams with College Kids

10/9/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Coolio put on the ultimate acoustic performance last night ... busting out "Gangsta's Paradise" while chillin' on a couch in a college kid's living room ... while a student with a guitar strummed out a beat.

The rapper was in England to play a gig -- and met a couple of University of Central Lancashire students in the V.I.P. area.

We spoke with one of the students, Lorcan, who posted his account of the night on Reddit ... and he tells us Coolio liked the kids and offered to cook the gang dinner (he's a big-time chef nowadays).

After stopping by a grocery store to pick up the ingredients for a caprese salad, a peach crumble and something called "Chicken á la Daaaamn" ... Coolio decided to treat the kids to a rendition of his biggest hit ... and it was awesome.  We're told Coolio paid for everything.

After the performance, the student said Coolio was a "great guy" ... who "had some very deep and profound thoughts on life and his time in the business."

The whole thing is pretty awesome -- check out the clip.

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23 COMMENTS

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1.

Mike    

Well the "cool" part of his name certainly holds true.

387 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

COOLIO NEW NAME IS PROBABLY COLDIO.....................LOL

387 days ago
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Idiotsallofya    

I would have ****ing killed to be there for that!! Digital Underground did the same thing for my fraternity in college

387 days ago
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polomax8    

That was entertaining...

387 days ago
5.

Rock    

Time to let that hair go bra, hanging on by a thread!!!;-}

387 days ago
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moi    

that's pretty cool. It's awesome for an artist to be that close to their fans.

387 days ago
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387 days ago
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Jerry    

He's Awesome! He's in our indie movie too and really good - our movie site: www.200kdirty.com

387 days ago
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mgold    

I don't normally follow TMZ, but this is actually a really cool story. You guys should post more things like this and less cr@p about the Kardashians.

387 days ago
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Beau222    

This is what posting on TMZ about celebrities should be about. Kudos to Coolio

387 days ago
11.

lauren    

Cool beans!!!

387 days ago
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taffy84    

Seems like a cool guy

387 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Now you can look like Coolie too.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gangsta-Braids-Corn-Rows-Coolio-Rapper-Wig-w-Bandana-/230529984549

387 days ago
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Daniel Vega    

nice!

387 days ago
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Mr Bob Dobalina    

I always thought I didn't like this song. This video gave it a whole new meaning for me.. I thought that was really cool!! U don't need T and A, sluting out, Auto tuning..... in videos to have a cool song.. This is a good song... Stripped down as u can get. 1 guitar a rapper and backup singers....

387 days ago
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