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Watch a 1920s Jazz Rendition of Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’

Honoring a different generation of gangsters

You’ve probably never thought, Oh man, I really wish I could hear a cover of “Gangsta’s Paradise” performed as a vintage jazz tune. But that wish has come true anyway, and the result is pretty great.

It’s the latest video from Postmodern Jukebox, the same group that gave us a Motown version of “Shake It Off” and a doo-wop version of “Timber.” The tune, sung by jazz singer Robyn Adele Anderson, is a nod to the gangsters from the 1920s jazz era, like Al Capone.

We could totally see this song being featured in a modern revival of Chicago.

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