Country star Kenny Rogers has been approached by rapper Coolio to record a new version of the Roger's hit "The Gambler," a spokesperson for Rogers' managers, Ken Kragen & Company, confirms.
The deal is not written in stone says the Kragen rep, but all indications are that their client will take part in the recording. She adds that the results of the union will be at least six months down the road.
Rolling Stone Online reports that the record is being produced by Devon Davis, who was at the console for several tracks on Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" album, and that Davis was the initiator of the Coolio/Rogers duet idea. The report says that Rogers is on tap to sing the lead on the chorus while Coolio will handle the verses. The song is being referred to as The Gambler '98.
Calls to Coolio's management were not immediately returned.