Artist: Coolio Biography

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Artist Coolio Biography Info

Coolio (born Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. on August 1, 1963 in Compton, California) is an American rapper and actor whose G-Funk sounding beats and funky flow make listening very pleasant. Coolio started his career as a member of the rap group, WC and the Maad Circle.

In 1994, Coolio released his debut album It Takes a Thief which featured the hugely successful singles, Fantastic Voyage and It Takes a Thief. In 1995 Coolio released his second and most successful album Gangsta's Paradise, which went 4X Platinum and featured the mega hit, Gangsta's Paradise and the popular party track, Sumpin New. The album 'Gangsta's Paradise" is considered by some to be a classic west coast Gangsta rap album, thanks to songs like Exercise Yo Game and Geto Highlites. His G-Funk sounding beats and soulful flow softens the typically edgy effect of rap. His hit song "Gangsta's Paradise" combined singing with rap. Coolio's recordings also appeared on the soundtracks to Clueless (1995) and Dangerous Minds (1995).

However, Coolio's next few albums, 1997's My Soul, 2002's El Cool Magnifico and 2006's Return of the Gangsta, failed to live up to the success of his first two albums.

In 2009 he released the album From The Bottom 2 The Top. He also took part in the reality TV show "Celebrity Big Brother" in the UK, in which he placed third. He returned to Big Brother UK in 2010 to take part in Ultimate Big Brother - the last ever series of the reality show


"Coolio" Music List

Download Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio Music

Gangsta's Paradise

701,047
3,343,000
Download Fantastic Voyage - Coolio Music

Fantastic Voyage

45,423
142,296
Download C U When U Get There - Coolio Music

C U When U Get There

37,953
135,615
Download Too Hot - Coolio Music

Too Hot

28,784
79,573
Download Rollin' With My Homies - Coolio Music

Rollin' With My Homies

13,893
32,239
Download Geto Highlites - Coolio Music

Geto Highlites

11,112
29,188
Download 1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New) - Coolio Music

1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New)

9,402
22,702
Download The Winner - Coolio Music

The Winner

8,916
27,741
Download Smilin' - Coolio Music

Smilin'

8,886
20,388
Download For My Sistas - Coolio Music

For My Sistas

8,447
19,509
Download That's How It Is - Coolio Music

That's How It Is

8,109
17,096
Download Ooh La La - Coolio Music

Ooh La La

8,013
21,202
Download Bright As The Sun - Coolio Music

Bright As The Sun

7,718
17,847
Download Cruisin' - Coolio Music

Cruisin'

7,398
17,488
Download Fucc Coolio - Coolio Music

Fucc Coolio

7,015
14,520
Download Sumpin' New - Coolio Music

Sumpin' New

7,009
18,053
Download The Revolution - Coolio Music

The Revolution

6,765
14,873
Download Get Up Get Down - Coolio Music

Get Up Get Down

6,734
14,809
Download Recoup This - Coolio Music

Recoup This

6,508
12,961
Download Is This Me? - Coolio Music

Is This Me?

6,502
14,480
Download Exercise Yo' Game - Coolio Music

Exercise Yo' Game

6,267
14,257
Download Gangsta Paradise - Coolio Music

Gangsta Paradise

5,492
30,321
Download A Thing Goin' On - Coolio Music

A Thing Goin' On

4,993
12,510
Download 1-2-3-4 - Coolio Music

1-2-3-4

4,537
10,551
Download Crusin' - Coolio Music

Crusin'

4,281
9,211
Download I Wish - Coolio Music

I Wish

4,185
11,367
Download County Line - Coolio Music

County Line

3,653
8,361
Download C U When Get There - Coolio Music

C U When Get There

3,567
15,494
Download 1,2,3,4 [1996] - Coolio Music

1,2,3,4 [1996]

3,413
8,938
Download I Like Girls - Coolio Music

I Like Girls

3,332
15,360
Download My Soul - Coolio Music

My Soul

3,180
7,935