Coolio and Young MC bring old-school hip-hop to Clearwater Beach on Saturday

Shepard's is gonna be a gangster's paradise.

click to enlarge Coolio - Photo via Coolio/Facebook
Photo via Coolio/Facebook
Coolio
Remember the ‘90s when Coolio called out “Weird Al” Yankovic for turning the rapper’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” into “Amish Paradise?”

The hatchet has been long buried, but while the king of parody is about to have a biopic released, the 59-year-old “Fantastic Voyage” emcee—who's coming to Shephard's on Clearwater Beach on Saturday, Sept. 3—has been rocking casinos and nostalgia tours in recent years, as opposed to continuing on with hit songs.

For that reason, we don’t really hear much from him these days, which might as well make his late Saturday night/early Sunday morning Labor Day weekend appearance with fellow ‘90s nostalgia king Young MC a rare local occurrence.

You want it, you got it.

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