Coolio performs ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ in Preston student house – watch

Rapper joins UCLAN students for impromptu jam as well as a cookery lesson

Coolio joined a group of students back at their home in Preston following a performance at the University, cooking them a three-course meal and performing an acoustic version of his hit ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’. Watch it above.

The US rapper performed in Preston last week before joining a group of University of Central Lancashire students later in the night. The student playing the guitar in the video, which you can see above, wrote a detailed explanation of what happened on the night. Another member of the group uploaded a video of the moment Coolio performed ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ to YouTube.

Writing on Reddit, the guitarist revealed that he even went to Tesco to get food with Coolio. “He was playing a gig in our city, and a few of my housemates were in the VIP after party. He came back to our house afterwards, and told us that he wasn’t busy that night so would come over and cook us dinner. We had Coolio’s Caprese Salad, Chicken á la Daaaamn, and Peach Crumble. We also videoed a cooking show (‘Cookin’ with Coolio’). It was just as weird as it sounds.”


Responding to a comment, the user (who goes by the username Lorcantc) added, “Coolio washed up! He was very particular on hygiene!”

Earlier this year it was reported that Coolio was auctioning the royalty rights to his back catalogue so he can use the money raised to help him with his dream to become a world famous cook.

From the sale of the rights, Coolio will be putting out follow-up books to 2009’s Cookin’ With Coolio. The rapper, real name Artis Leon Ivey, Jr, is also looking to expand his old online cookery show, also called Cookin’ With Coolio. Scroll down to watch an episode of the show in which Coolio whips up a caprese salad.

The 50-year-old hip-hop star last released an album in 2009. ‘From the Bottom 2 The Top’ was his sixth LP. His best-selling album was 1995’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’.