Coolio lived up to his stage name earlier this week by inviting himself to the off-campus housing of some random college students, and then sticking around to cook them dinner and even jam out to an acoustic rendition of "Gangsta's Paradise."

One of the University of Central Lancashire students present at the surreal pop-in offered some additional context:

He was playing a gig in our city [Preston], 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.

Great guy though, had some very deep and profound thoughts on life and his time in the business.

Pressed on what those profound thoughts were, the UCLan student added:

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It was fascinating. He shared a lot of thoughts about his time with Tupac, including how he spoke with him the day he died. A lot of insight in to his upbringing and life on the streets. He is pretty switched on. I not only learned how to sharpen a knife last night, but a lot of deep life lessons from Coolio. All whilst sipping from a bottle of Patrón.

Naturally, the students have since renamed their abode "Gangsta's Paradise."

[H/T: HyperVocal]