American rapper, actor, record producer, and chef Coolio has a diverse resume. Globally, this musician, 54, has sold over 17 million records. The 1995 single hit “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the movie Dangerous Minds and the 1990s theme song for Nickelodeon’s Kenan & Kel are what made the Grammy Award-winning rapper most famous.
Coolio: Bio, Age, Nationality
In Compton, California, on August 1, 1963, Artis Leon Ivey Jr. was born. His mother, Jacki Slater, worked in a factory, while his father, Artis Leon Ivey Sr., was a carpenter. He was 11 years old when his parents split, leaving him to grow up in a shattered family. He joined the Baby Crips street gang while still in school and wrecked havoc there.
He attended Compton Community College, where his love in rap from high school was rekindled. When he was 17 years old, he received a lengthy prison sentence for stealing money. Additionally, Coolio became addicted to crack cocaine, for which he sought treatment. He returned to his music career while doing odd jobs to get his mind off of his addiction.
Coolio Straughter’s brother, Malieek Straughter, is also an actor. In 1987, he started seeing Josefa Salinas, and nine years later, in 1996, they got married. They have four kids: Artisha, Brandi, Artis, and Jackie. The pair was divorced in 2000.
|Real Name/Full Name:||Artis Leon Ivey Jr.|
|Age:||58 years old|
|Birth Date:||1 August 1963|
|Birth Place:||Compton, California, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Josefa Salinas (m. 1996–2000)|
|Children:||Yes ( Grtis Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Darius Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Milan Ivey, Artis Ivey, Kate Ivey)|
|Profession:||American rapper, actor, chef, and record producer|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$300 thousand|
Full Body Measurements: Height, Weight
As of 2022, Coolio, who was born on August 1st, 1963, will be 58 years old. He weighs 70 kg and stands 1.73 meters tall.
Professional Life And Career
In high school, Coolio started performing, and the Los Angeles rap radio station KDAY frequently featured him. His debut songs, “Watch Gonna Do” and “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” were poorly received when they were released in 1987. He then became a member of the Los Angeles rap crew WC and the Maad Circle and assisted in the album’s debut.
Later, in 1994, he published “It Takes a Thief,” his debut solo album, from which the song “Fantastic Voyage” was a great hit. One of the greatest rap songs of all time, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” was created by Coolio and R&B singer LV in 1995. He created the theme tune for the four-season Nickelodeon television series Kenan & Kel in 1996. With the exception of the 2006 single “Gansta Walk” with Snoop Dogg, Coolio’s albums from 2001 to 2008 failed not reach the top of the charts.
In addition to performing, Coolio has made appearances in a number of HBO movies and shows. In his numerous television appearances, his reality series “Coolio Rules” and cooking web series “Cooking with Coolio” succeeded remarkably well. His appearances on programs like “Celebrity Cook-Off” and “Celebrity Chopped” are proof that he was successful.
Net Worth, Salary, Assets
Some individuals might be surprised to learn that Coolio has an estimated net worth of $300,000 as of December 2022. From Coolio’s nine studio albums, only a few singles reached the top of the charts. In 2009 and 2010, he participated as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother and Ultimate Big Brother, respectively. He came in second place in the reality competition Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off in 2012. He received a $10,000 prize.
Coolio: Achievements And Awards
Coolio has won countless accolades thanks to his unshakable attitude. He received six Grammy nominations and took home one for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1996. He won three MTV Video Awards, four American Online Awards, two ASCAP Awards, and three other honors in 1996 and 1997. He also took home the 1996 and 1997 Billboard Music Awards as well as the 1997 Playboy Music Poll.
Relationship And Married
Coolio has six children from his four marriages to different ladies. He is alleged to have given his kids a bad example. He has a rough personal life, yet it has no impact on his philanthropic nature. He speaks on behalf of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation and Climate Change to educate students about its impacts.