Poor quality and damaged cd case
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
WOW WOW WOW this cd was back, when i use to hang out in the hood a cool summers night a well cool tune for the late summers night chill out tune oh yeah.
Stick with the single if you can
I bought the album on the basis of its title track which I loved when it first came out and that's going back years. Before I go any further I would like to point out that I am not generally a lover of rap music and of all Gangster rappers I would definately say Eazy E was the best without contest. So this being against my usual choice must be compensated for if you are a fan of Wyclef, Naz, Warren G etc. I half expected the album to be well worth buying for the title track alone and to see where the song 'Gangsta's Paradise' fitted in with Coolio in general. And it was. The rest of the songs I thought I may not like so much but I was pleasantly surprised. The Catchy 'Sumpin New' I had heard before and totally forgotten about. It was a pleasure to hear it again. The only complaint is that the album has a party/hip feel to it yet Coolio felt the need to put gun scenes amidst just to show he's Gangster. I'm sorry but you can't please everyone in one move. It is to be noted that Coolio is a very talented lyrical composer. Maybe he is an actor gangster? I'm sure I've seen him on children's TV. Why do so many rap artists want to put pictural diologues of life in the nasty ghettos when most rap seems to thrive on hype. I would not let an impressionable child listen to this and I feel I am a bit old for it now. But Gansta's Paradise was an era to remember, when it was on the radio. In fact I think the single sounds better played around you, not buy you so if only for me [and it wasn't a surprise] I found the single to be better off without the album. At least I know now...Read full review