Coolio in Dubai Expat paradise with old school rapper at Barasti in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
More than 3,500 people stormed into Barasti last Friday night to catch retro rapper Coolio perform, novelty hairstyle and all. Sporting a do that resembled nothing short of a tepee, Coolio certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to showmanship. A true ladies’ man, the rapper had a fellow lyricist with him as well as his very own sax player (ahh, late nights with the sax). The hour-long set’s crescendo was most certainly classic hit ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, which involved a lot of emo swaying and singing along from the crowd, but even after his set Coolio was, after a quick nap, seen mingling with the crowd, signing autographs and posing for the amateur paps (yes, mostly ladies). Coolmeister-general, you’re always welcome back.