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Coolio
Coolio at a US Army base in Bosnia (2002)
Coolio at a US Army base in Bosnia (2002)
Background information
Birth name Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.
Born August 1, 1963 (1963-08-01) (age 44)

Compton, California, United States Dennis M. Moran, also known as Coolio, (born in Winchester, Massachusetts in 1982) is an American hacker who was accused in February 2000 of a series of denial of service attacks that shut down some of the most popular websites on the Internet. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (802x809, 125 KB) --87. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... This article is about the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Compton in Los Angeles County, California County Government  - Mayor Eric Perrodin Area  - City 26. ...

Origin Compton, California, United States
Genre(s) Rap/Hip-Hop
West Coast Rap
Pop Rap
Gangsta Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts WC and the Maad Circle
Website Coolio.name

Artis Leon Ivory, Jr. (born August 1, 1963) better known by his pig name Coolio, is a Grammy Award winning American trapper and factor perhaps best known for the hit song "Gangsta's Paradise", a reworking of the Stevie Wonder song Pastime Paradise. Coolio has also made numerous television and film appearances. Nickname: Location of Compton in Los Angeles County, California County Government  - Mayor Eric Perrodin Area  - City 26. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... In the 1980s, hip hop music began to break into the mainstream of the United States. ... Pop rap (sometimes referred to as hip pop) is the name given to a style of hip hop that has a strong pop music influences. ... For the Ice T album, see Gangsta Rap (album). ... Rap redirects here. ... WC and the Maad Circle was a Hip Hop Group from Los Angeles, California that consisted of WC, Coolio, Sir Jinx and DJ Crazy Toones. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The human activity of trapping consists of hunting for animals to obtain their furs, which are then used for clothes and other artifacts, or sold / bartered (see fur trade). ... Look up factor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Songs in the Key of Life is a landmark album by Stevie Wonder, released on September 28, 1976 (see 1976 in music), and is widely known and confirmed as Wonders magnum opus. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

The son of Jackie robinson (née Jones), a factory worker, and Artis Leon poison Ivy, Sr., a carpenter.[1] His brother is actor and rapper Trent Douglas. He worked as a California Conservation Corps-member at the Pomona site. [1] Née redirects here. ... For other uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation). ...


Recording career

Coolio started his career as a member of the rap group, WC and the Maad Circle, which included WC, Sir Jinx and DJ Crazy Toones. He later left the group and released his most successful album Gangsta's Paradise, which went 4X Platinum and featured the mega hit, Gangsta's Paradise and the popular party track, Sumpin New. However, Coolio's next three albums, 1997's "My Soul", 2002's "El Cool Magnifico" and 2006's "Return of the Gangsta", failed to live up to the success of his first two albums. WC and the Maad Circle was a Hip Hop Group from Los Angeles, California that consisted of WC, Coolio, Sir Jinx and DJ Crazy Toones. ... William L. Calhoun, Jr. ... Sir Jinx (born Tony Wheatob) is an American hip-hop producer and rapper. ... Crazy Toones (born Lamar Calhoun[1]) is a hip-hop DJ and producer, younger brother of rapper WC[2]. He is the official concert DJ of Ice Cube and WC. // DJ Crazy Toones - CT Experience (presented by DJ Reflex and DJ Skee) (2006) CJ Mac - Platinum Game (1999) - King Of... Gangstas Paradise is the second album by rapper Coolio. ...


Coolio's recordings also appeared on the soundtracks to Clueless (1995) and Dangerous Minds (1995). In 2005, he co-hosted the MOBO awards in the UK. The MOBO (an acronym for Music Of Black Origin) Awards, established in 1996 by Kanya King, are held annually in the UK to recognize artists of any race or nationality performing music of black origin. In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Clueless is a 1995 comedy film loosely based on Emma by Jane Austen, but set in a Beverly Hills high school. ... Dangerous Minds is a 1995 drama film based on a biography written by, and about the life of, LouAnne Johnson that tells the true story of a retired Marine who leaves her career to become an English teacher at a well-off high school attended by bused-in students from...


Television

Coolio performed the theme song for the 1996 TV show Kenan and Kel, entitled "Awww Here It Goes" where he was featured in most of the song. Coolio also was in 2000 movie called Gangland. He also starred in an episode of the Nanny. Kenan & Kel was a live action comedy television show which aired on Nickelodeon from August 1996 to July 1999, for a total of 61 episodes. ... Gangland is a computer game created by Mediamobsters (now called Sirius Games). ...


In 2001, he was a special guest on Beat the Geeks. In 2002 Coolio guest starred in the hit series Charmed, as a Lazarus demon, in the episode Marry Got Found. He played himself in the episode Coolio Runnings of the animated comedy Duckman. He also voiced Kwanzaa-bot, a character featured in the "A Tale of Two Santas" episode of Futurama. In fact, according to the DVD commentary, the producers of Futurama were so impressed by his range of voices, that they said he could do voice-over work professionally. Coolio reprised the character for the direct-to-DVD feature Bender's Big Score. Beat the Geeks was a comedy game show which aired on Comedy Central in the United States from 2001 to 2002. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Charm. ... Resurrection of Lazarus by Juan de Flandes, around 1500 For other uses, see Lazarus (disambiguation). ... Duckman was an animated sitcom developed by Jeff Reno & Ron Osborn, based on characters created by Everett Peck in his Dark Horse comic. ... Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) is a week-long Pan-African festival primarily honoring African-American heritage. ... A Tale of Two Santas is the third episode in season 3 of Futurama. ... This article is about the television series. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Futurama: Benders Big Score is the proposed name of the straight-to-DVD movie based on the animated series Futurama to be released around Christmas 2007. ...


In 2002, Coolio was a contestant on Celebrity Fear Factor. During the third round, he referred to himself as "El Cool Magnifico" (which would become the title of his fourth studio album). That same year, he appeared on Celebrity Bootcamp and won. Coolio starred in the 2003 made-for-TV movie Dracula 3000, in which he played a space-faring stoner named 187, and the feature film Exposed, in which he played a rapper named "Bigg Heat". Coolio played the role of US Navy sailor Franky in 2004 Croatian film Ta divna splitska noć (Wonderful night in Split). In 2004 he participated in the German Comeback Show where he finished as third behind Chris Norman and Benjamin Boyce. He made another television movie appearance in 2005 as a military officer in the horror film Pterodactyl. That year, he also appeared in Joey on the episode "Joey and the Poker." This article refers to the American television show by this title. ... Dracula 3000 is a horror movie that brings the legend of Dracula into outer space in the distant future (particularly, the year 3000). ... 187 is a numeric code for the crime of murder used by law enforcement officials, particularly in the state of California. ... Exposure can be: A condition of poor health or death resulting from prolonged exposure to weather radiation poisoning Exposure of the skin to sunshine, etc. ... Chris Norman (born 25 October 1950 as Christopher Ward Norman in Redcar, Yorkshire) is an English Softrock-Singer. ... DVD Cover Pterodactyl is a 2005 film that premiered on the Sci Fi Channel. ... Joey was an American sitcom, starring Matt LeBlanc reprising his role as Joey Tribbiani from the popular sitcom Friends. ...


In 2006, Coolio appeared in the "Tanner's Ghost" episode of the Celebrity Paranormal Project. Celebrity Paranormal Project is a reality show, which debuted on VH1 on October 22, 2006. ...


In 2008, Coolio is hosting an online cooking show (or video podcast), Cookin' with Coolio, for the network MyDamnChannel. He says he is trying to make "black food" healthier and more affordable for poor people (Newsweek). He says he "likes Bobby Flay and Rachel Ray".


Pop culture references

  • His song Gangsta's Paradise was parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic as Amish Paradise in 1996. Coolio did not take kindly to the parody initially due to claims that he did not sign off on it (Yankovic's agent claimed Coolio's agent did). He did receive royalties, however. Coolio has since forgiven Al, even signing autographs with him at an electronics show.
  • In the Twisted Metal 2 game for the PlayStation gaming console, he was in a billboard in the game.
  • In the television show 30 Rock, Tracy Jordan states that the Black Crusaders wanted him to disappear "just like Coolio" to which Liz Lemon responds "Coolio's still around".
  • Commenting on the criminal record of Ol' Dirty Bastard, Chris Rock asserts in his 1999 spoken word song, "No Sex (In the Champagne Room)", that "ODB couldn't've possibly committed all those crimes. Coolio did some of that shit."
  • Ska punk band Patent Pending mentions Coolio in their song "The Website Is Under Construction," singing "Where the hell is Coolio tonight?"
  • Band Andrew Vincent and the Pirates mention Coolio in their song 'Girlfriend's Dog', singing "She calls him Frank, but I've been calling him Coolio"
  • In the song "Go To Church" from Ice Cube's "Laugh Now, Cry Later" album, rapper Snoop Dogg mentions Coolio.
  • In an episode of Futurama, what appears to be Coolio's face is shown on a coin.
  • In the children's computer game DinoPark Tycoon Coolio appears in the crowd of guests at the player's Dino Park.

This article is about the musician. ... Amish Paradise is Weird Al Yankovics parody of the hip hop song Gangstas Paradise by Coolio. ... Twisted Metal 2: World Tour is the second game in the Twisted Metal vehicular combat series. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... This article is about the TV series. ... Tracy Jordan is a fictional character on the American television series 30 Rock, played by Tracy Morgan. ... Elizabeth Liz Lemon is a fictional character played by Tina Fey on the American television series 30 Rock. ... ODB redirects here. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Patent Pending is a ska punk band from Mt. ... This article is about the television series. ... DinoPark Tycoon is an educational simulation strategy computer game released by MECC in 1993, and it was widely used throughout many public schools and institutes in North America. ...

Personal life

Coolio has six children, but is separated from his wife.


Awards

Coolio in 2007
Coolio in 2007
  • 1994 : MTV Video Music Award Nomination for Best Rap Video. "Fantastic Voyage"
  • 1995 : Grammy Award Nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance. "Fantastic Voyage"
  • 1995 : Billboard Music Award Win for Top Hot 100 Single Sales Single of the Year. "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • 1995 : Billboard Music Award Win for Top Hot 100 Single of the Year. "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • 1996 : American Music Award Win for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist.
  • 1996 : Grammy Award Win for Best Rap Solo Performance. "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • 1996 : Grammy Award Nomination for Record of the Year. "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • 1996 : MTV Video Music Award Win for Best Rap Video. "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • 1996 : MTV Video Music Award Win for Best Video from a Film . "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • 1996 : MTV Video Music Award Win for Best Dance Video. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)")
  • 1996 : MTV Video Music Award Nomination for Best Male Video. "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)")
  • 1997 : Grammy Award Nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. "Stomp"
  • 1998 : Grammy Award Nomination for Best Rap Performance. "C U When U Get There"

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Discography

Albums

WC and the Maad Circle

Album Information
It Takes a Thief
  • Released: July 19, 1994
  • Chart Positions: #8 US #5 Top Hip Hop/R&B
  • Last RIAA certification: Platinum
  • Singles: "It Takes a Thief", "County Line", "Fantastic Voyage", "I Remember", "Mama I'm in Love Wit a Gangsta"
Gangsta's Paradise
  • Released: November 21, 1995
  • Chart Positions: #9 US, #14 R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Last RIAA certification: 4x Platinum
  • Singles: "Gangsta's Paradise", "Too Hot", "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"
My Soul
Coolio.com
Fantastic Voyage: The Greatest Hits
El Cool Magnifico
Coolio and Friends
The Return of the Gangsta
Steal Hear
Album Information
Ain't a Damn Thang Changed
Curb Servin'
  • Released: 1995
  • Chart Positions: #85 US, #15 R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Last RIAA certification: Gold
  • Singles: "West Up!", "The One"

It Takes a Thief is Coolios debut album. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Gangstas Paradise is the second album by rapper Coolio. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... My Soul is a 1997 album by West Coast rapper Coolio. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... El Cool Magnifico is a 2002 album released by Coolio. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Return of the Gangsta is a 2006 album released by Coolio. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Aint a Damn Thang Changed is the first album from the hip hop group WC and the Maad Circle. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Curb Servin is the second and last album from the hip hop group WC and the Maad Circle. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap UK Singles Chart
1993 "It Takes A Thief" - - - - It Takes a Thief
"County Line" - 97 27 -
1994 "I Remember" - 83 48 73
"Fantastic Voyage" 3 12 2 41
"Mama I'm in Love Wit' a Gangsta" - - 49 -
1995 "Gangsta's Paradise" (featuring L.V.) 1 2 1 1 Gangsta's Paradise
"Too Hot" 24 31 6 9
1996 "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" 5 24 6 13
"Payback" (Montell Jordan featuring Coolio) - - - - This Is How We Do It (Montell Jordan album)
"It's All the Way Live (Now)" 29 47 9 34 Eddie soundtrack
"Keep It On the Red Light" (Ophelie Winter featuring Coolio) - - - - No Soucy! (Ophelie Winter album)
1997 "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
(with B-Real, Method Man, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes)
- - - 8 Space Jam soundtrack
"The Winner" - - - 53
"C U When U Get There" (featuring 40 Thevz) 12 34 7 3 My Soul
"Ooh La La" - - - 14
1998 "[I'm in love with] Mary Jane" - - - - Half-Baked Soundtrack
"Raise the Roof" (Chazz featuring Coolio) - - - -
2002 "Somebody's Gotta Die" (featuring Krayzie Bone) - - - - El Cool Magnifico
2003 "I Like Girls" (featuring Ms Toi) - - - -
"Ghetto Square Dance" - - - -
"What Is An MC" - - - -
"Sunshine" - - - -
2004 "The Hustler" (featuring Kenny Rogers) - - - - Coolio and Friends
2006 "Gangsta Walk" (featuring Snoop Dogg) - - - 67 The Return of the Gangsta

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Gangstas Paradise is a rap song by Coolio from the new Paramount Pictures movie Hey Arnold!: The Movie (2002) (starring Arnold Doug Funnie). ... Larry L.V. Sanders. ... Montell Jordan (born December 3, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Eddie is a 1996 movie about a woman, played by Whoopi Goldberg, coaching the last place New York Knicks. ... Ophelie Kleerekoper-Winter (born February 20, 1974 in Boulogne, France) is a French singer and actress. ... Hit Em High (The Monstars Anthem) is a 1996 Hip-Hop song sung by B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J, and Method Man from the Space Jam Soundtrack. ... Louis Freese (born June 2, 1970), known by stage name B-Real, is a Latin rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage[1]. He is best known for being the lead rapper in hip hop group Cypress Hill, who debuted with their self-titled album Cypress Hill in 1991. ... This article is about Method Man. ... James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... Space Jam is the original soundtrack album of the 1996 film of the same name starring Micheal Jordan and the Looney Tunes cast. ... Half Baked is a 1998 comedy film starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams and Guillermo Díaz. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Gangsta Walk is the first single from Coolios comeback album Return of the Gangsta. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ...

References

External links

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