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Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American Grammy Award-winning musician, rapper, actor, and record producer. He is best known for the song "Gangsta's Paradise", and the theme song for Kenan & Kel, a Nickelodeon show from 1996 to 2000. He recorded two singles in 1987, titled "Watcha Gonna Do" and "You're Gonna Miss Me". Neither single was successful, but Coolio had made connections in the Los Angeles rap scene, and ended up joining the group WC and the Maad Circle in 1991. WC was the group's lead rapper, but Coolio was another rapper in the group. He had a few verses on the group's debut album, Ain't a Damn Thang Changed, including on the single "Dress Code". The album was regionally successful, but did not make much impact on a national scale. Three years later in 1994, Coolio signed to Tommy Boy Records and released his debut solo album, It Takes a Thief. The lead single "Fantastic Voyage" was put into heavy rotation on MTV, and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Fantastic Voyage" would become one of the biggest rap singles of the year. The album also contained a few minor hits in "County Line" and "I Remember". It Takes

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Coolio -- Gangsta's Paradise Unplugged ... Rapper Jams with College Kids

Coolio
Gangsta's Paradise Unplugged Rapper Jams with College Kids

Coolio put on the ultimate acoustic performance last night ... busting out "Gangsta's Paradise" while chillin' on a couch in a college kid's living room ... while a student with a guitar strummed… READ MORE >

Coolio -- Charges Dismissed in Girlfriend Beatdown Case

Coolio
Charges Dismissed In GF Beatdown Case

Coolio can return to his gangsta's paradise -- the rapper dodged a possible jail sentence for allegedly brutalizing his girlfriend.The judge dismissed the case today after prosecutors in Las Vegas… READ MORE >

- 205 days ago
Coolio's Baby Mama -- He Brought Home a Chick and Beat Me

Coolio's Baby Mama
He Brought Home a Chick And Beat Me

Coolio should know better than to bring another woman home to the house he shares with his girlfriend ... and he should also know better than to allegedly punch her in the face.TMZ has learned the… READ MORE >

- 367 days ago
Coolio's Son -- Slide, Slide, Slippity Sliding ... to Prison

Coolio's Son
Slide, Slide, Slippity Sliding to PRISON

Coolio's son is about to go on the exact opposite of a fantastic voyage -- he's headed to prison for at least 3.5 years ... TMZ has learned. As we first reported, 22-year-old Grtis Ivey was… READ MORE >

- 641 days ago
Coolio -- ANOTHER Police Run-In in Vegas

Coolio
ANOTHER Police Run-In in Vegas

It hasn't been two months since Coolio was released from a Vegas jail -- but last week, the rapper was already back in the sights of Vegas law enforcement ... when police pulled his car over.Law… READ MORE >

- 705 days ago
Coolio Gambles With Post-Jail Freedom

Coolio
Gambles With Post-Jail Freedom

Just moments after Coolio was released from jail today in Vegas, the rapper bee-lined to the first place he could think of ... a casino ... and TMZ has obtained photographic proof.Sources tell… READ MORE >

- 769 days ago
Coolio Arrested -- Locked Up at Same Jail as Son

Coolio Arrested
Locked Up at Same Jail as Son

Like father, like son ... TMZ has learned rapper Coolio was arrested in Las Vegas today ... and is currently behind bars at the same jail as his kid. Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Coolio was a… READ MORE >

- 769 days ago
Coolio's Son Arrested -- Gun, Prostitute, Kidnap, Robbery

Coolio's Son Arrested
Gun, Prostitute, Kidnap, Robbery

Coolio's oldest son -- who appeared on the family reality show "Coolio's Rules" --is locked up in a Nevada jail ... after allegedly teaming up with a Vegas hooker to rob some dude at gunpoint. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 769 days ago
Coolio 'Completely Hammered' at Concert -- The Pics!

Coolio 'Completely Hammered' at Concert -- The Pics!

Coolio was a drunken, incoherent, vulgar mess at a concert last week in Minneapolis -- this according to the owner of the venue ... and based on the pictures obtained by TMZ, dude ain't lying. The… READ MORE >

- 1098 days ago
Coolio's Tattoo Screw Up -- Nothin' But a 'G' Thang

Coolio's Tattoo Screw Up
Nothin' But a 'G' Thang

Coolio's brand new tattoo was supposed to impress his tour mates Insane Clown Posse, and their fans -- unfortunately whoever inked him up didn't use spell check.The body art was supposed to be an… READ MORE >

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