HOLLYWOOD, CA – During a recent episode of Jeopardy, a contestant by the name of Nick learned a hard lesson when he pronounced “gangsta” as “gangster” in reference to Coolio’s 1995 hit “Gangsta’s Paradise.” As a result, he lost $3200. So, in an effort to prevent these kinds of travesties from happening again, Coolio stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Friday (January 5) to kick some knowledge.
Armed with the title of Professor Coolio, the rap vet taught three white men dressed in suits how to properly pronounce various Hip Hop words during a sketch called “Pronunciation Station.”
From how to annunciate “beatch” correctly to the right way to say will.i.am, Coolio ran down a comical list of words, song titles and artists’ names commonly mispronounced.
After all, there’s a significant difference between “more money, more problems” and “Mo Money, Mo Problems.”
Watch the video above.