Women in Music 2016

Coolio Wishes He Collaborated With Nirvana Prior to Kurt Cobain's Suicide

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 Coolio performs 'Gangsta's Paradise' with Falling In Reverse at the 2014 Gibson Brands AP Music Awards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

What would have happened if Kurt Cobain hadn't died in 1994? Rock historians might not have vaulted Nirvana to instant classic status, but the world would have one more transcendent artist, and hey, he might still be making music with Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl… and Coolio?

In an interview with Spin, Coolio asserted he always wanted to work with Cobain. “I was mad at Kurt,” the whimsically-braided rapper remembered, thinking back to his 1994 suicide. ”Why you gotta do that before I do a song with you? They didn't see that shit coming? C'mon! Put the motherf--ker on Thorazine; dose him up so he can stay alive.”

Not very sensitive, are ya, Coolio? In all seriousness, though, it’s hard to take much of what he says seriously, and he did go on to remark on how drug users are vilified in society for largely non-violent actions.

And what exactly would a Coolio/Kurt Cobain track have sounded like? Pretty different than a Meat Puppets collaboration, that's for sure.

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