Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Larry Sanders (born November 21, 1957), better known by his showbiz name L.V. whose initials stand for "Large Variety," is an American R&B singer. He is best known for his collaboration with rapper Coolio on the 1995 hit single, "Gangsta's Paradise," and has been featured on multiple soundtracks since then. Having released two solo albums to date, he has also been a member of the gangsta rap group South Central Cartel since their beginning, usually singing the vocals and chorus. L.V. grew up with a father who sang gospel music along with the radio every morning, and this helped hook him on singing.