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.