Part-Time (Rap) Lover: Stevie Wonder’s 5 Most Hip-Hop Moments


Moment 1: Coolio’s hit 1995 single, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” is built around a sample from Stevie Wonder’s song, “Pastime Paradise,” that appeared on his classic 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life. The track was the lead single from the Dangerous Minds soundtrack and made it to the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100—solidifying itself and one of the most successful rap songs of the 1990s.