My Favorite Music Videos #3: “Gangster’s Paradise” by Coolio


Ok so I gotta admit- this one I’m embarassed of.

I can only justify it by saying that the world portrayed in this video is very far removed from my white middle class suburban upbringing, and because of that it fascinated me.

Also, 12 is pretty awkward age where you really don’t know what you truly like and you tend to just jump on the bandwagon of what everyone else is listening to (or what you’re exposed to).

Either way, Coolio had cool hair, this song has a good beat (I think I liked the string part), and Michelle Pfeiffer seemed pretty badass to me at the time. The big sweaty guy singing is also kind of funny.

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