For massive fans only, Coolio
's Steal Hear
features tracks from his 2006 release The Return of the Gangsta
and adds some new material and new cover art. The result is a slightly better album than the original with some filler removed and the emphasis shifted to Coolio
's sense of humor. Listening to the man be brash on "Boyfriend" -- sending his girl home "all wobbly and her perm napped" -- is much more enjoyable than "They Don't Know," which unrhythmically grumbles about today's up-and-coming rappers and ends up the hip-hop equivalent of "you kids get off my lawn!" Luckily, there are more laughs than gripes, plus a Snoop Dogg
appearance to boot, but if you bought the 2006 release you already have the Snoop
track, and there's no great reason to update.