Rapper Coolio died at age 59: Rapper Coolio, who dominated the music industry in the 1990s with singles like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” has passed away. Coolio passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59 in the late afternoon local time in Los Angeles, according to his friend and manager Jarez Posey. The events’ specifics weren’t immediately known. According to a biography on his official website, Coolio was raised in Compton, California. He remembered getting involved in the drug culture but emerging from it by pursuing a career as a firefighter in a 1994 interview with the Los Angeles Times.
In the 1980s, he started his rap career and rose to stardom in the underground scene. The first song that really made him famous was “Fantastic Voyage.” His celebrity power increased dramatically after the release of “Gangsta’s Paradise,” arguably his biggest song, which was featured on the “Dangerous Minds” album. In 1996, he received a Grammy for the song. The song received a historic one billion views on YouTube in July 2022. According to his website, Coolio sold more than 17 million records throughout his career.
Rapper Coolio died at age 59
For his work on the theme song for the well-liked Nickelodeon TV show “Kenan and Kel” and his contribution to the album “Dexter’s Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment,” Coolio also holds a particular place in the hearts of some Millennials. which contained hip-hop music inspired by the Cartoon Network cartoon series performed by a variety of artists. Coolio took use of his status as a relic in recent years by appearing on programs like “Celebrity Cook Off” and “Celebrity Chopped” on television. In 2008, he also had a program called “Coolio’s Rules” air on Oxygen.