|Birth name||Artis Leon Ivey Jr.|
|Also known as||Coolio|
|Born||August 1, 1963|
|Origin||Compton, California, U.S.|
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor 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.
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|