It Takes a Thief Sporting what is arguably the best hairdo on MTV, this Comptonite spews charming and disarming couplets ("They say beauty is skin deep but goddamn, whee,… It Takes a Thief Sporting what is arguably the best hairdo on MTV, this Comptonite spews charming and disarming couplets ("They say beauty is skin deep but goddamn, whee,… Coolio Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

It Takes a Thief (1994)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Coolio; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Sporting what is arguably the best hairdo on MTV, this Comptonite spews charming and disarming couplets (''They say beauty is skin deep but goddamn, whee, the bitch looked like Buckwheat mixed with Opie,'' he raps in ''Ugly Bitches''). Coolio's beats don't break any new ground on It Takes a Thief, but they provide a bouncing backdrop for his bugged-out witticisms. And in a genre sorely missing a sense of humor, he's a welcome presence. B+

Originally posted Aug 19, 1994 Published in issue #236 Aug 19, 1994 Order article reprints