|Net Worth||$500 thousand|
|Date of Birth||1 August 1963|
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. known professionally as Coolio, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, and actor. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late 1990s with his albums It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta’s Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1997).
How old is Coolio?
Coolio was born on 1 August 1963 and he is 58 years old.
Coolio Personal life/Biography:
Born Artis Leon Ivey, to Artis Leon Ivey Sr., a carpenter, and Jackie Slater, a factory worker, Coolio was prone to asthma attacks. Intelligent, literate, and knowledgeable, he found it difficult to survive outside the home. He joined a street gang, the Baby Crips, and tried to create an unruly and violent image by taking up arms at school. His studies were in jeopardy after she was jailed for several months for rape. After graduating from high school, he went to Compton Community College and rekindled his interest in high school in rap and played in competitions where he was called ‘Coolio Iglesias.’, And on the L.A. rap radio station, KDAY. To defeat the cocaine addict, who disrupted his career as a budding rapper, he went into rehab. When he came out, he did various weird jobs, but he was determined to revive his rap career.
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Graduated from High School.
Coolio Professional Career:
Coolio recorded the single “Whatcha Gonna Do?” and “What Makes You Dance (Force Groove)” in the late 1980s, and in 1991, he joined the band WC and Maad Circle, which released the album “Ain’t a Damn Thang Changed” later that year. He was signed by Tommy Boy Records in 1994, and his first solo album, It Takes a Thief, was released in July of that year. The album came out as Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in Canada, with one song “Fantastic Voyage” certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA and reached 3 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart. In 1995, Coolio and R&B singer LV recorded the song “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the film “Dangerous Minds.” The 1995 song was one of the best-selling “Billboard” Hot 100, won the Coolio Grammy, and was shortlisted for “Billboard’s” Best of All Time and VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop and “NME” magazine The top 100 songs of the 1990s list.
Coolio Net Worth:
Coolio has a net worth of $500 thousand.
Coolio earns $32,000 per month.
Coolio height is 5 feet 6 inches(1.73 m) and weight is 154 Lbs(70 kg).
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Is Coolio Relationship Status Single/Married?
Yes, Coolio was married.
In 1987, Coolio recorded two songs, ‘Watch Gonna Do’ and ‘You Will Remember Me’. He joined the team, the WC team and the Maad Circle, four years later.
In 1994, his debut album, ‘It Takes a Thief’ boasted the hit single ‘Fantastic Voyage’ which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, with minor hits including ‘County Line’ and ‘I Remember’.
Earning money from the success of ‘Gangsta Paradise’, he released an album of the same name in 1995. The double platinum album featured two hit songs' 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin ‘New)’ and ‘Too Hot’.
Despite officially leaving the band, WC and Maad Circle, they contributed to their second album, ‘Curb Servin’, in 1995; played one song, ‘In a Twist’.
In 1996, he starred in two hit movie songs, ‘All the Way Live (Now)’, and ‘Hit’ em High ‘(and four other rappers), in the movies,’ Eddie ‘and’ Space Jam ' , respectively.
In the highly acclaimed Red Hot Organisation CD, ‘America is Dying Slowly’, in 1996, he released one, ‘The Breaks‘ Em Off ’, and recorded the theme song for the TV series, Kenan & Kel.
His 1996 album, ‘My Soul’, a certified platinum, featured the super hit single ‘C U When You Get There’, but it performed below expectations, and Tommy Boy Records ended their contract with the artist.
Between 2001 and 2008, he released four albums, ‘Coolio.com’, ‘El Cool Magnifico’, ‘The Return of the Gangsta’, and ‘Steal Hear’, which failed to appear on the charts.
In 2002, he appeared in a television program, ‘Celebrity Fear Factor’, titled, “El Cool Magnifico”, (which became the name of his fourth studio album). That year, he won the ‘Celebrity Bootcamp’.
Coolio Social Media:
- Twitter account is with the user name of a href="https://twitter.com/" rel=“nofollow”>@coolio770
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- Coolio’s 1994 album, ‘Takes a Thief’, climbed to No. 8 on the Billboard 200, and was certified Platinum. The album was appreciated for the humorous take on typical gangsta rap themes.
- His song ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ in the 1995 movie, ‘Dangerous Minds’, stayed on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 3 weeks. It was a No.1 hit in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much money does Coolio make a year?
Coolio earns approximately 380,000 per year.