Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (August 1, 1963 – September 28, 2022), known professionally as Coolio, was an American rapper, record producer, and actor

Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late 1990s with his albums It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta's Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1997).

Artis Leon Ivey Jr. was born August 1, 1963, in Los Angeles, California, and was raised mostly in Compton.

he worked in jobs such as volunteer firefighting and security at Los Angeles International Airport, before becoming a rapper.

In film and television he participated as an actor and musician in more than 25 films and series

Throughout his career he accumulated a fortune of 1.5 million dollars. RIP Coolio

Coolio, the rapper whose gritty and sometimes playful takes on West Coast rap and anthemic hits like “Gangsta's Paradise” made him a hip-hop star in the 1990s, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 59. His longtime manager, Jarez Posey, confirmed his death

Rapper Coolio, who helped to shape hip-hop, has died at 59

Coolio died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez Posey told The Associated Press. The cause was not immediately clear.