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Coolio

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Birthday
1, 1963
Birthplace
Compton, CA
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1963 (age 55)
Birthplace
Compton, CA

About

Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., he is a rapper best known for the single "Gangsta's Paradise," which won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video in 1996. He is also known for performing the opening theme for the '90s Nickelodeon show Keenan and Kel.

Before Fame

He released two failed songs, "Watcha Gonna Do" and "You're Gonna Miss Me," which landed him with WC and the Maad Circle.

Trivia

In 1994, his hit song Fantastic Voyage made it to #3 on the top 100 Billboard.

Family Life

He married Josefa Salinas on May 18, 1996 and the couple divorced in 2000. He has twin daughters named Shayne and Kate along with eight other children named Artisha, Darius, Zhaneand, Milan, Artis, Brandi, Grtis and Jackie.

Associated With

He recorded a single called "Gangsta Walk" with Snoop Dogg.