Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA
West Coast Rap, Pop-Rap, Party Rap
Witty, Brash, Rousing, Freewheeling, Party/Celebratory, Confident, Boisterous, Energetic, Summery, Irreverent, Searching, Eerie, Playful, Ominous, Aggressive, Silly, Street-Smart
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Writer
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Compton Community College
Full Name at Birth
Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
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Rapper, Actor, Record Producer
Claim to Fame
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American Grammy Award-winning musician, rapper, chef, actor, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid to late 1990's with his albums It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta's Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1997). He is best known for his 1995 Grammy winning hit single "Gangsta's Paradise", as well as other singles "Fantastic Voyage" (1994), "C U When U Get There" (1997) and "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (1996). He was also known for rapping the theme song for the late '90s Nickelodeon series Kenan & Kel. Coolio has since gone on to release albums independently, as well becoming a chef, creating a web series titled Cookin' with Coolio and releasing a cookbook.
Music Genre (Text)
Hip hop, Gangsta rap, G-funk, West Coast hip hop
Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.
WC and the Maad Circle, 2Pac, Ice-T, Low Profile, Sir Jinx, Ras Kass, J.T. Taylor
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Dating Profile AutoText
Coolio is currently single.
He was married to Josefa Salinas from 1996 to 2000.
He also dated Nora Amile in 2007 and Adina Howard.
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