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Saturday, 03 December 2011

TOO HOT

Whenever he performed this song live after its 1995 release, Coolio made it a point to rattle off statistics about AIDS and HIV, quickly quieting once enthused crowds. Then he'd end his informative talk with this advice: "Ladies, if he don't got no condom, he don't get none." The song sampled Kool and the Gang, using their 1980 hit 'Too Hot' as a metaphor for HIV infection.

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4 comments:

  1. The sad fact about HIV: all the information is out there and all the celebrity endorsements combined cannot overcome the stereotype, "It's those people, not me." HIV isn't the shame, ignorance is.

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  2. ROGER: YOU ARE SO RIGHT, WHEN FOLKS HEAR HIV CAN YOU HAPPEN TO 'YOU' THEY ARE THINKING IT IS SOMEONE ELSE.

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  3. I was so into Coolio back in the day, way back! I must admit he was one of the first artist to address the HIV/AIDS matter through his music.

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  4. CHET: HOW MUCH WERE YOU 'INTO' HIM?

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