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Coolio

Coolio at a US Army base in Bosnia (2002)
Personal information
Birth nameArtis Leon Ivey Jr.
BornAugust 1, 1963(age 53) Monessen, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OriginCompton, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, G-funk, Gangsta rap
OccupationRapper, actor, record producer
Years active1988 present
LabelsTommy Boy/Warner Bros.
Associated actsWC and the Maad Circle, Low Profile, Sir Jinx, Ras Kass, Ice-T

Coolio

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Nominations13
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Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. (born August 1, 1963), better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American musician, rapper, actor and record producer. He is best known for the songs "Fantastic Voyage" and "Gangsta's Paradise" as well his appearance on the reality television programs Celebrity Big Brother 2009 (UK) and The Surreal Life.


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