Coolio

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Coolio

Coolio in 2002
Background information
Birth name Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
Born August 1, 1963 (1963-08-01) (age 51)
Origin Compton, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, Gangsta rap, G-funk
Occupations Rapper, actor, record producer
Years active 1987–present
Labels Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.
Associated acts WC and the Maad Circle, Low Profile, Sir Jinx, Ras Kass, Ice-T, 2Pac, J.T. Taylor
Website Official website

Artis Leon Ivey Jr. is an American rapper, musician, actor, and record producer better known by his stage name, Coolio.

Coolio's best known song is "Gangsta's Paradise" which was released on the album of the same name. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, two MTV Video Music Award's for Best Rap Video and for Best Video from a Film and a Billboard Music Award for the song/album. Coolio also sang the theme song "Aw, Here It Goes" for the Nickelodeon television show, Kenan & Kel.[1]


Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Coolio has released 8 studio albums:

Year Album
1997 It Takes a Thief
1998 Gangsta's Paradise
2000 My Soul
2001 Coolio.com
2004 El Cool Magnifico
2005 The Return of the Gangsta
2007 Steal Hear
2010 From the Bottom 2 the Top

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