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Coolio Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1963
Place of Birth Compton, California
Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
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Artis Leon Ivey Jr., known under the stage name Coolio, is an American rapper, singer, record producer and actor. Coolio enjoyed mainstream success in the mid to late 1990s with albums It Takes a Thief, Gangsta's Paradise and My Soul. He is known for his 1995 Grammy-winning single "Gangsta's Paradise", as well as other singles "Fantastic Voyage", "1, 2, 3, 4" and "C U When U Get There". He is also known for rapping the theme song for the Nickelodeon series Kenan & Kel in the late 1990s. Since then, Coolio has released the album independently and also became a chef, creating a web channel named Cookin 'with Coolio and posting a cookbook . Ivey was originally known as a member of the gangsta WC and Maad Circle rap groups along with WC and his brother, Crazy Toones.

Birth name Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
Born August 1, 1963, Compton, California, U.S.
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, pop rap, funk, G-funk, pop
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer, record producer, actor
Years active 1987–present
Labels Tommy Boy, Warner Bros, Allied Artists Music Group
Associated acts WC and the Maad Circle, Sir Jinx, Ras Kass, Dazzie Dee, L.V.
Website Coolio's Official site
Twitter Coolio's Twitter
Instagram Coolio's Instagram
Facebook Coolio's Facebook
Youtube Coolio's Youtube
IMDb Coolio's IMDb
Spotify Coolio's Spotify

About Coolio

Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., he is a rapper best known for the single "Gangsta's Paradise," which won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video in 1996. He is also known for performing the opening theme for the '90s Nickelodeon show Keenan and Kel.

Coolio before fame

He released two failed songs, "Watcha Gonna Do" and "You're Gonna Miss Me," which landed him with WC and the Maad Circle.

Achievement of Coolio

In 1994, his hit song Fantastic Voyage made it to #3 on the top 100 Billboard.

Coolio family life

He married Josefa Salinas on May 18, 1996 and the couple divorced in 2000. He has twin daughters named Shayne and Kate along with eight other children named Artisha, Darius, Zhaneand, Milan, Artis, Brandi, Grtis and Jackie.

Associations of Coolio

He recorded a single called "Gangsta Walk" with Snoop Dogg.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Coolio

  • Musicians from Compton, California
  • Artists from Tommy Boy Records
  • G-funk artists
  • Politicians from Los Angeles
  • Rapper from Los Angeles
  • Rapper Gangsta
  • West Coast hip-hop musician
  • American Rapper

Latest information about Coolio updated on June 23 2021.

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