Coolio About

Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., Coolio is a West Coast rapper who reached insane popularity levels in the mid 90’s with his hit “Gangsta’s Paradise” and album of the same name. Unfortunately he is now often referred to as a one-hit wonder, despite having multiple hits before and after “Gangsta’s Paradise”, including “Fantastic Voyage”, “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)”, and “C U When U Get There”.

He has also had several minor acting roles along with a semi-successful career as a chef, having released multiple cook books, the most famous of which being “Cooking with Coolio”.

Coolio Albums

My Soul My Soul Coolio Released August 26, 1997 10 8
Gangsta’s Paradise Gangsta’s Paradise Coolio Released November 21, 1995 8 8
It Takes A Thief It Takes A Thief Coolio Released July 19, 1994 6 9