Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
August 1, 1963
Monessen, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||September 28, 2022 (aged 59)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
(m. 1996; div. 2000)
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (August 1, 1963 – September 28, 2022), known professionally as Coolio, was an American rapper, record producer and actor.
Coolio is best known for his song "Gangsta's Paradise". It 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 and album. Coolio also sang the theme song "Aw, Here It Goes" for the Nickelodeon television show Kenan & Kel.
Coolio died on September 28, 2022. His cause of death is not known. It is thought to be from a heart attack.
Discography[change | change source]
Studio albums[change | change source]
Coolio has released 8 studio albums:
|1997||It Takes a Thief|
|2004||El Cool Magnifico|
|2005||The Return of the Gangsta|
|2010||From the Bottom 2 the Top|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Berry, Peter A. (August 1, 2018). "Happy Birthday, Coolio!". XXL Magazine. Archived from the original on May 31, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
- ↑ Woodman, Tenley (October 26, 2008). "Coolio in Charge". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on March 23, 2022. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
- ↑ Gill, Andy (October 20, 2011). "Pop Albums / Where Eagles Daren't". The Independent. Archived from the original on July 12, 2021. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
- ↑ ""Kenan & Kel" (1996) - Soundtrack". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
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