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Coolio: the American rapper, known for his hit Gangsta’s Paradise, died at the age of 59


Sad news for fans of the rapper. This Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Coolio’s manager announced the death of the artist at the age of 59.

90s hit

Coolio’s manager, Jarez Posey, announced the death of the American rapper, this Wednesday, September 28, 2022. According to his words to the specialized site TMZ, he would have found the artist unconscious in the bathroom of a friend, without specifying the cause of death. He was 59 years old.

Artis Leon Ivey Jr., aka Coolio, rose to fame in the 90s with his hit Gangsta’s Paradisewhich was featured on the film’s soundtrack rebel spirits (Dangerous Minds) by John N. Smith, with Michelle Pfeiffer in particular. This tube also allowed the artist to win a Grammy Award in 1996 for the best solo rap performance.

hip hop scene

Born on 1er August 1963 in Monessen, Pennsylvania (USA), Artis Leon Ivey Jr. moved to Compton, California and worked as a volunteer firefighter and in airport security. It was only after that that he decided to devote himself entirely to his musical career.

In 1994, the artist released his first album, It Takes a Thief, on the Tommy Boy Records label. The first title of the album, Fantastic Voyage, reached in just a few weeks the third place of the Billboard Hot 100, the weekly ranking of the 100 most popular songs across the Atlantic, all musical categories combined. An essential figure in the hip-hop scene, Coolio has won a total of six Grammy Awards throughout his career.

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