Rapper Coolio from the US has passed away at age 59. He is well known for his famous song Gangsta’s Paradise.
Jarez Posey, his longtime manager, told the US media this morning that he had been discovered unconscious on the bathroom floor of a friend’s home in Los Angeles.
Although the precise reason for his passing is still unknown, Posey told TMZ that the paramedics thought he may have experienced a heart attack.
Coolio first entered the music business in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 1995, with the release of Gangsta’s Paradise, that he cemented his reputation in the hip-hop community.
The song has recently surpassed one billion Spotify streams, and Coolio, actual name Leon Ivey Jr., received a Grammy in 1996 for the Best Rap Solo Performance. The song was also included on the Dangerous Minds soundtrack.
What is Coolio’s net worth after a life filled with the greatest successes and accomplishments?
2022 Coolio Net Worth
Coolio’s net worth is only assessed to be 1.5 million dollars by Celebrity Net Worth.
Despite being regarded as a legend, Coolio has largely remained out of the public eye since the release of his last studio album, “From the Bottom 2 The Top,” in 2009.
Coolio’s whole record, which he takes great delight in, is largely responsible for his wealth. He has released eight studio albums and two compilation albums with success. These include “It Takes a Thief,” “Gangsta’s Paradise,” and “My Soul,” three of his classic albums.
Although Coolio has been a part of the hip-hop culture since the late 1980s, his sophomore album, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” marked his definitive peak on the scene. Released in 1995, the album’s title tune proved to be the most successful song in his whole career. The track sealed him his first and only GRAMMY in 1996 for Best Rap Solo Performance. (via Marca)
It was used on the score for the 1995 movie “Dangerous Minds,” which starred Michelle Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer described her reaction to learning the bad news as “heartbreaking.”
In addition to his musical career, he has worked in film and television. He also had his own reality TV show “Coolio’s Rules” which ran for one season on Oxygen Studios.
Coolio died while visiting a friend’s residence, reports TMZ. According to Coolio’s manager, Jarez, the rapper excused himself to go to the bathroom. His friend went to check on him because it took him a while to come out of the restroom.
Upon entering the bathroom, the companion discovered Coolio on the floor, writes the publication. He reportedly was declared dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel. As of this writing, there is no official cause of death.
“Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio
It Takes a Thief, Coolio’s debut studio album, was released in 1994. Coolio’s real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr. His song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which was featured on the soundtrack for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer, helped him become well-known. Coolio received a Grammy award for best rap solo performance the next year.
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Coolio claimed that it took him until his early 30s before he achieved success in the music business. By the time Gangsta’s Paradise was released, Coolio said he was roughly 31 years old, which is when some rappers retire, according to him.
Coolio claimed in an interview with Sway in the Morning that his record company prioritised his singles over his albums. He believed this was why his albums didn’t do as well as they could have.
Although many people are unaware of my albums, Coolio felt that because my singles were so popular, they completely eclipsed everything else. “Tommy Boy [records] genuinely had their fingers on the pulse back then, and they were pushing singles hard. My albums did well, but I believe they could have been much better if the album had been promoted more so than the single.