Artis Leon Ivey Jr. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late s with his albums It Takes a Thief , Gangsta's Paradise , and My Soul He was also known for rapping the theme song "Aw, Here It Goes! Coolio has since gone on to release albums independently and has also become a chef, creating a web series titled Cookin' with Coolio and releasing a cookbook. He recorded his first single in , titled "Whatcha Gonna Do? Coolio made connections in the L.
The album was regionally successful. It Takes a Thief peaked at No. It would become one of the most successful rap songs of all time, reaching No. It was the No. Gangsta's Paradise was the second-best selling single of in the UK. The song also created a controversy when Coolio claimed that comedy musician "Weird Al" Yankovic had not asked for permission to make his parody of "Gangsta's Paradise", titled " Amish Paradise ".
Originally "Gangsta's Paradise" was not meant to be included on one of Coolio's studio albums, but its success led to Coolio not only putting it on his next album but also making it the title track.
The title track sampled the chorus and music of the song " Pastime Paradise " by Stevie Wonder, which was recorded nearly twenty years earlier on Stevie Wonder's album Songs in the Key of Life.
In , the band Falling in Reverse did a cover of "Gangsta's Paradise" for "Punk Goes 90's", with Coolio making a cameo in the music video. In , the song revived new popularity on the Internet when it was featured in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer. That same year, he recorded the theme song "Aw, Here It Goes! After the success of Gangsta's Paradise , Coolio's next album was expected to be another hit. His third solo album titled My Soul , came out in Although it contained the major hit " C U When U Get There " and the album went platinum, it failed to reach the success of his previous two albums.
Coolio was dropped from Tommy Boy Records and his albums since then, 's Coolio. While touring with hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse , Coolio received a tattoo as a homage to the group's fanbase, reading " Jugalo Cool" [ sic ]. He stated that the misspelling was intentional. Coolio placed third, after Chris Norman and Benjamin Boyce. In , Coolio appeared as a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother. He later went to appear on Ultimate Big Brother in , where he decided it was best to leave the house after numerous confrontations with Nadia Almada and others in the house.
In January , he was one of eight celebrities participating in the Food Network reality series Rachael vs. Coolio was featured on the March 5, , episode of the ABC reality program Wife Swap ,  but his then girlfriend left him after the program was taped. Also on June 30, Coolio voiced a wax figure of himself on Gravity Falls.
He portrayed a nerdy man, a "gift wrapper", transformed by the Jewish nanny into a "Rapper" for Maxwell Sheffield's new Rap musical. Coolio and jazz saxophonist Jarez were enlisted in July as spokespersons by the group Environmental Justice and Climate Change to educate students at historically black colleges and universities about global warming. He says that he and his children are asthma sufferers. As a child, he was taken to the hospital several times due to asthma complications. Coolio was the running mate for pornographic actress Cherie DeVille's Democratic presidential run in On September 17, , Coolio and members of his crew were arrested for having a loaded firearm inside of a bookbag at Los Angeles International Airport.
The bag was flagged by the Transportation Security Administration as the group attempted to pass through a security checkpoint. One of his bodyguards claimed ownership of the bag, but witnesses stated that it belonged to Coolio himself. Singapore's immigration and checkpoint authority declined to comment on the reason for the denial, citing reasons of confidentiality. Coolio had been travelling from Beijing to Singapore to perform at a Formula One concert event. Overall, Coolio has received five awards from fourteen nominations. Coolio has received one award from two nominations.
Coolio has received one award from six nominations. Coolio has received three awards from six nominations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American actor and rapper. Coolio in November performing for U. Army soldiers in Bosnia. Hip hop funk pop gangsta rap G-funk West Coast hip hop. Rapper actor record producer chef. Tommy Boy Warner Bros. Main article: Coolio discography. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place.
Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination. Berry August 1, XXL Magazine.
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