From the broken family, Coolio struggled with poverty and drug addiction to become one of the most successful rappers of the 1990s. His first two singles, “Watch Gonna Do” and “You are to Me Me”, did not arouse the enthusiasm of music lovers. His role in the debut albums of the band WC and Maad Circle is also limited. He decided to sing and release the album “It Takes a Thief”. Its single “Fantastic Voyage” provided him with a much-needed breakthrough. This album is refreshing because it replaces the dark and violent lyrics heard in typical rap songs, with a bright and happy prospect.
- Full Name: Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
- Other Name: Coolio
- Birthday: 1st August 1963
- Birthplace: Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Height: 5′ 9″ (175 cm)
- Hair Color: Black
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Sexuality: Straight
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: American
- University: Compton Community College
- Profession: Rapper, Actor, Record Producer
- Siblings: Malieek Straughter
- Spouse/Ex-: Josefa Salinas (M. 1996–2000)
- Children: Artis Ivey III, Grtis Ivey, Kate Ivey, Shayne Ivey
In 1994, his first solo album “It Takes a Thief” boasted that the single “Fantastic Voyage” ranked third on the Billboard Hot 100 and minor hits including ‘County Line’ and ‘I Remember’. With the success of “Gangsta’s Paradise”, he released an album of the same name in 1995. This double platinum album has two popular singles “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’New)” and “Too Hot”. In 1996, he sang in the soundtracks of two films, “It’s All the Way Live (Now)” and “Hit’em High” (and four other rappers), the films “Eddie” and “Space Jam”, respectively.
- Claim to Fame: Gangsta’s Paradise
From 2001 to 2008, he released four albums “Coolio.com”, “El Cool Magnifico”, “The Gangst of the Gangsta” and “Steal Hear”. These albums failed to appear on the leaderboard. In 2002, he appeared on the TV show “Celebrity Fear Factor”, calling himself “El Cool Magnifico” and later became the name of his fourth studio album. That year, he won the “Celebrity Training Camp.” He has been a regular performer of The Gauging of the Juggalos, an annual music festival organized by Psychopathic Records. In 2013, he announced his intention to take his chef career to a new level; he plans to auction his 123 songs, which will bring him songs between $134,000 and $225,000. The rapper continues to perform at the concert. In February 2014, he danced with Goast, Jarel and DJ Locomotive in Ketchum, Idaho.
- Music Genre: Pop, Rap
How Much Is Coolio Net Worth In 2021?
According to the latest Information on Forbes, Coolio Net Worth in 2021 is $17 Million recorded globally. Coolio Net Worth may be high in the coming months.
- Income Source: Rapper, Actor, Record Producer
Awards & Achievements
In 1996, Coolio won the Grammy Best Single Performance Award for his single “Gangsta’s Paradise”. That year he was the most popular rap/hip hop artist of the American Music Awards. He won three MTV Video Music Awards in 1996 – Best rap video and the best video of a movie, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and best dance video ‘1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’New)’. Coolio Net Worth made him a popular rapper.