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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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1.

Mike    

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

327 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

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

327 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

327 days ago
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polomax8    

That was entertaining...

327 days ago
5.

Rock    

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

327 days ago
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moi    

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

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

327 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.

327 days ago
10.

Beau222    

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

327 days ago
11.

lauren    

Cool beans!!!

327 days ago
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taffy84    

Seems like a cool guy

327 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

327 days ago
14.

Daniel Vega    

nice!

327 days ago
15.

Tom     

What happen to the fat Black guy who song chorus?

327 days ago
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