Coolio facts for kids
Coolio in 2002
|Birth name||Artis Leon Ivey Jr.|
|Also known as||Coolio|
|Born||August 1, 1963|
|Origin||Compton, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, Gangsta rap, G-funk|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, actor, record producer|
|Associated acts||WC and the Maad Circle, Low Profile, Sir Jinx, Ras Kass, Ice-T, 2Pac, J.T. Taylor|
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.
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|
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