How Coolio Reimagined a Country Hit With His Unlikely Friend Kenny Rogers

Coolio, who passed on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 59 years old, was essential for the age that shepherded hip-bounce into the American standard

topping the charts and soundtracking hot films like Dangerous Minds and Clueless. 

He appeared to be hard yet congenial; coarse however energetic

As a companion of Coolio, I'll do anything he desires me to do," Rogers said in a meeting with MTV about their joint effort,

"The Player," the track that the vocalist had made a hit in the last part of the 1970s.

Coolio suitably interpreted the examples of "The Speculator" to fit the times.

Coolio's "The Trickster" is substantially less figurative and concise,