American rapper, singer, record producer, and actor Artis Leon Ivey Jr. is better known by his stage name Coolio. With his albums, It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta’s Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1999), Coolio earned widespread success in the mid-to-late 1990s (1997).
Artis Leon Ivey, Jr., better known as Coolio, was born on August 1, 1963, in Compton, California. He was born to Jacki Slater, a factory worker, and Artis Leon Ivey Sr., a carpenter.
His parents divorced when he was only 11 years old, leaving him in a damaged family. He joined the Baby Crips while still in school, a street gang that caused trouble in the classroom.
He discovered his high school passion for rap while attending Compton Community College. He was 17 years old when he served several months in prison for stealing money. Also developing a crack cocaine addiction, Coolio sought treatment. He worked various odd jobs while resuming his music career in an effort to combat addiction.
Malik Straughter, Coolio’s brother, is a performing artist as well. He began dating Josefa Salinas in 1987, and nine years later, in 1996, they were wed. Artista, Brandi, Artis, and Jackie are their four children collectively. In 2000, the pair finally got divorced.
Height, Weight, and Age
Coolio, who was born on 1 August 1963, will become 57 years old on this day, 24 January 2021. He weighs 70 kilograms and stands 1.73 meters tall.
From 1996 to 2000, Coolio was wed to Josefa Salinas. Six of his children were born to four different mothers. Together with saxophonist Juarez, he stood out for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and environmental justice and climate change.
After Coolio was sued by a woman for leaping on her back and bull-riding her, a federal court entered a default judgment against him in 2013.
After being accused of striking his three-year girlfriend in the face during an altercation that broke out after he brought another woman home later that same year, Coolio was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault.
After reportedly punching a store owner in 1998 who tried to stop Coolio and his band from stealing clothing worth about $1,000, he was given a six-month probationary period and had to pay a $17,000 fine.
Following the discovery of a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage by TSA personnel at Los Angeles International Airport (the airport Coolio previously worked at), he was once more sentenced to probation in 2016.
In high school, Coolio started participating in competitions and was a frequent guest on the rap radio show KDAY in Los Angeles.
In 1987, he released his debut songs, “Watch Gonna Do” and “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” which were poorly appreciated. He later joined the L.A. rap group WC and the Maad Circle to record their successful debut album.
Later, in 1994, he issued his debut solo record, “It Takes a Thief,” from which the song “Fantastic Voyage” became a big hit. In 1995, R&B artist LV and Coolio collaborated on “Gangsta’s Paradise,” one of the greatest rap songs ever.
He produced the music for the four-season TV show Kenan & Kel for Nickelodeon in 1996. Except for the 2006 single “Gansta Walk” with Snoop Dogg, Coolio’s albums from 2001 to 2008 did not appear on any Billboard Charts.
In addition to his appearances, Coolio has acted in many HBO movies and TV shows. Among his many television productions, his reality series “Coolio Rules” and the cooking web series “Cooking with Coolio” performed exceptionally well.
thriving, as evidenced by his appearances on programs like “Celebrity Cook-Off” and “Celebrity Chopped.”
Achievements & Awards:
Coolio has received numerous honors as a result of his unyielding attitude. He received six Grammy nominations, and in 1996, he took home the award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
In 1996 and 1997, he won three MTV Video Awards, four American Online Awards, and two ASCAP Awards. Along with the Billboard Music Awards in 1996 and 1997, he also took first place in the 1997 Playboy Music poll.
Coolio’s Net Worth and Salary
People would be surprised to learn that as of January 2021, Coolio has an estimated net worth of $300,000. A few tracks from Coolio’s nine studio albums made the top of the charts. He also participated as a participant in Celebrity Big Brother in 2009, and in the year that followed, he returned to Ultimate Big Brother.
He competed in and finished second in the reality competition show Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2012. $10,000 was awarded to him.
Coolio had six children through relationships with four different women. According to reports, he has not set a good example for his children. The philanthropist within him is unaffected despite his difficult personal life. He speaks on behalf of the Climate Change and Asthma and Allergy Foundation to educate schoolchildren about its effects.
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– In addition, Sool has volunteered as a firefighter during his college studies.
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– In addition, Woolly had a number of legal issues, one of which was the punching of his girlfriend, while another occurred when he was detained at the Los Angeles International Fair. He and his bodyguards attempted to sneak into a loaded room through the security check, which is why this happened.