Last Updated: 02 Aug, 2023 | Views: 484
Other Profession(s): Actor, Rapper, Record Producer
Famous For: American rapper Sang Gangsta's Paradise
Higher Education: Compton Community College
Artis Leon Ivey Jr., one of the known American rapper, actor and record producer was born in August 1, 1963. Professionally is called as Coolio. In the mid-to-late 1990s, Coolio achieved mainstream success with It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta's Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1997). "Gangsta's Paradise", his Grammy Award-winning hit single from 1995, as well as "Fantastic Voyage" (1994), "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (1996), and "C U When U Get There" (1997), are among the songs he is known for. He died on September 28, 2022, due to a cardiac arrest (death reason may differ)
In 1987: Coolio released his first single, "Whatcha Gonna Do?". He also recorded the song "What Makes You Dance" (Force Groove) with Nu-Skool in 1988. In 1991, Coolio made connections in the Los Angeles rap scene and joined the group WC and the Maad Circle, led by rapper WC.
During 1994: Coolio signed with Tommy Boy Records and released his first solo album.
For Dangerous Minds, Coolio released "Gangsta's Paradise", featuring R&B singer L.V.
In 1996: A number of hip-hop artists, including Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, appeared on the Red Hot Organization's 1996 compilation America Is Dying Slowly.
During the 2004: In “Comeback - Die große Chance” season, Coolio was a contestant.
In 2009: Celebrity Big Brother featured Coolio as a housemate.
Awards & Achievements:
Coolio received Grammy Award - “Best Rap Solo Performance” in 1996.
Gangsta's Paradise" was the second-best-selling single of 1995 in the U.K
As an accessory to robbery and causing bodily injury, Coolio was sentenced to six months probation and $17,000 in fines in 1998 in Böblingen near Stuttgart.
During an arrest at Los Angeles International Airport in 2016, Coolio and a crew member were found with a loaded firearm inside a bookbag.