Coolio Biography, Songs, Film, TV, Awards, Networth



Artis Leon Ivey Jr., known as Coolio was born August 1, 1963, in Monessen, Pennsylvania, and later moved to Compton, California. He had a life journey from August 1, 1963-September 28, 2022. He was an American rapper and actor. Coolio died at the age of 59 on September 28, 2022.

During the 1990s, Coolio achieved huge success due to his albums 

  • It Takes a Thief (1994)
  • Gangsta’s Paradise (1995)
  • My Soul (1997)

1995 Grammy Award-winning hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise”

Other hit singles:

  • “Fantastic Voyage” (1994)
  • “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” (1996)
  • “C U When U Get There” (1997)

In 1996, he gave “Aw, Here It Goes!” track for the Kenan & Kel tv series.

From 1996 on, Coolio delivered collections freely and furthermore turned into a culinary expert and in that made a web series named Cookin’ with Coolio and delivered a cookbook. Ivey initially rose to popularity as an individual from the Gangsta rap bunch WC and the Maad Circle close by WC and his brother, Crazy Toones.

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Coolio’s Film

1996Dear GodGerard
The Big HelpHimself
1997Batman & RobinJonathan Crane
On the LineLt. Gil Suggs
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood BurnDion Brothers
1999Judgment DayLuther / ‘Lucifer’
TyroneTyrone / Jerome / Cherone
Midnight MassBlue Lou
2000The ConventOfficer Starkey
Leprechaun in the HoodHimself
SubmergedJeff Cort
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13thPrincipal (AFKAP)
China Strike ForceHimself
Dope Case Pending
In PursuitCarl Wright
Get Over ItHimself
GanglandOfficer Harris
2002Storm WatchOutlaw
Media WhoreHimself
Outlawz: WorldsideHimself
2003The BeatEmcee
DaredevilDante Jackson
Ravedactyl: Project EvolutionMaduzor
Stealing CandyBrad Vorman
Red WaterIce
ExposedBig Heat
Tapped OutCool
Sex & the Studio 2
Four Fingers of the TrillHimself
2004A Wonderful Night in SplitFranky
Dracula 3000187
Gang WarzDunzio Day
2005PterodactylCapt. Bergen
2006Grad NightMichael Adkins
Love Hollywood StyleHimself
2007Futurama: Bender’s Big ScoreKwanzabot (voice)
Sound, Verses FuryHimself
Three Days to VegasThe Flow
Don’t Tell My Booker!!!Himself
2008Chinaman’s Chance: America’s Other SlavesRoger
SidesThe Star
2009The Lost Archives of Quincy TaylorArchpimp Mac McFreddy
2012Two Hundred Thousand DirtyManny
InertiaPromotional Trailer
2015Lord of the FreaksHimself
2018Vantasic VoyageHimself
United SkatesHimself
The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon StoryHimself
2021Fintech Rap Battle: Monzo VS StarlingHimself

Coolio’s Television

1995The Parent ‘HoodThe Gangster
Martin Himself
1995–96All ThatHimself
1996Space: Above and BeyondThe Bacchus Host
Dangerous MindsSex Educator
Sabrina The Teenage WitchHimself
1996-00Kenan & KelPerformer: Theme Song
1998The NannyIrwin
1999Early EditionJulius ‘C-Roc’ Ruby
Malcolm & EddieTroy Jensen
2001Der ClownHimself
Fear FactorHimself/Contestant
2001–10FuturamaKwanzaa-bot (voice)
2002CharmedLazarus Demon
Static ShockReplikon / Marvin Roper (voice)
Robbery Homicide DivisionGreg / G-Down
2003Make My Day
2008Cookin’ with CoolioHimself
Coolio’s RulesHimself
The Sunday Night ProjectHimself
2012Gravity FallsWax Coolio (voice)
2014American Hustle LifeHimself
Black JesusHimself
2017TeachersMr. Wence
2021Let’s Be RealHimself

Coolio’s Awards

American Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1996CoolioFavorite Rap/Hip Hop ArtistWon
1997CoolioFavorite Rap/Hip-Hop ArtistNominate

Grammy Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1995“Fantastic Voyage”Best Rap Solo PerformanceNominated
1996“Gangsta’s Paradise”Record of the YearNominated
Best Rap Solo PerformanceWon
1997Gangsta’s ParadiseBest Rap AlbumNominated
“1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)”Best Rap Solo PerformanceNominated
“Stomp”Best R&B Vocal PerformanceNominated

MTV Video Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
1994“Fantastic Voyage”Best Rap VideoNominated
1996“Gangsta’s Paradise”Best Rap VideoWon
Best Video from a FilmWon
Viewer’s ChoiceNominated
“1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)”Best Dance VideoWon
Best Male VideoNominated

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Coolio’s Personal Life

In 1996, He married Josefa Salinas, and later divorced in 2000. He had six children.

In 2013, a federal court gave judgment against him, when he was sued by a woman for jumping on her back. He was charged when he was accused of punching his girlfriend in the face.

In 1998, he was sentenced to six months probation and ordered to pay a $17,000 fine since he punched a store owner when she tried to stop them from stealing clothing. He was sentenced to probation again in 2016 after at Los Angeles International Airport found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

Coolio’s Net worth

Coolio had a net worth of $1.5 million at the time of his death. 

Coolio Cause of Death

On September 28, 2022, at a friend’s house Coolio was found unresponsive on a bathroom floor.

Police have opened an investigation into his death and Coolio’s manager stated he appeared to have suffered a cardiac arrest.

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