The rapper, whose real name is Artis Ivey, is said to have been found dead on the floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles. The cause of his death is not yet clear.
Coolio’s first album take a thief It appeared in 1994. On this record is the song Fantastic tripHis first major hit in the United States. The song followed a year later Gangster’s paradise On the album of the same name. The song became #1 worldwide. The accompanying music video has been viewed over a billion times on YouTube. And on Spotify, the song has reached over a billion streams.
In 1996 Coolio received a Gangster’s paradise Grammy Award for Best Solo Performance in the Rap Category. It’s also the movie’s soundtrack dangerous minds Starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
The rapper has released a total of eight albums, the latest of which was released in 2009. But after the release of CU when you get there In 1997 there were no major successes.
In addition to his music career, Coolio has regularly played supporting roles in films and television series. It appeared in batman and robin (1997), governess And the Charm.
Coolio was convicted several times for weapons possession, among other things. It last happened six years ago.