20 Great Hooks That Save Songs With Underwhelming Raps

Coolio "Fantastic Voyage" (1994)


Don't let "Gangster's Paradise" fool you: Coolio was not that great of a rapper. 1994's "Fantastic Voyage" is a case study in the awfulness of his lyrics, and if it weren't for the funky instrumental and chorus lifted clean off the 1980 Lakeside song of the same name, Coolio's song would be a field of landmines like, "You can't have the hop if you don't have the hip."

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