Coolio Trivia

10 interesting facts about the COOLIO TRIVIA

Chicago, Illinois, September 18: Coolio performs on stage during Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Learn more about him by reading on!

1. His real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., but he became known professionally as Coolio.
2. Coolio was an American rapper, record producer, and actor.
3. He was born on August 1st, 1963.
4. He was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
5. He later moved to Compton, California.
6. He then worked in jobs such as volunteer firefighting and security at Los Angeles International Airport, before becoming a rapper.
7. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late 1990s with his albums Thief (1994), Gangsta’s Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1997).
8. In 1995 he won a Grammy Award for his hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise”.

9. From 1996 on, Coolio released a web series titled Cookin’ with Coolio and released a cookbook.
10. He died on September 28th, 2022. Age-wise, he was 59.

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