Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), known professionally as Coolio, is an American rapper, actor, chef, and record producer. 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). He is best known for his 1995 Grammy Award-winning hit single "Gangsta's Paradise", as well as other singles "Fantastic Voyage" (1994), "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (1996) and "C U When U Get There" (1997). He was also known for rapping the theme song for the mid-to-late 1990s Nickelodeon series Kenan & Kel. 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.



Gangsta's Paradise
"Gangsta's Paradise" is a song by American rapper Coolio, featuring singer L.V. The song was released on Coolio's album of the same name, as well as the soundtrack for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds.
C U When U Get There
"C U When U Get There" is a song by Coolio featuring 40 Thevz and based on the melody of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major.
Gangsta's Paradise
Gangsta's Paradise is the second studio album by rapper Coolio, released on November 21, 1995.
1, 2, 3, 4
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" is a 1995 song recorded by American rapper Coolio.

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