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Rapper Coolio Biography, Net Worth, Songs, Albums, Parents, Wife, Children, Age

Rapper Coolio Biography

Coolio was born on August 1, 1963, in Compton, California, with the given name Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.



American rapper and actor who shot to fame with the smash hit “Gangsta’s Paradise” in 1995 and went on to win a Grammy.

Rapper Coolio
Rapper Coolio

After being mockingly referred to as “Coolio Iglesias” (a play on Julio Iglesias’s name) during a school singing competition, he adopted the name as his stage name.



He was arrested for theft when he was 17 and spent many months in jail. Coolio was a firefighter and environmentalist in 1980s northern California before beginning his music career.

The rap trio WC, Sir Jinx, and DJ Crazy Toones were where his musical career began. He had a promising start in his profession, but a crack cocaine addiction derailed him.

Rapper Coolio Net Worth

According to unsubstantiated claims, he was estimated to have had a net worth of $US1.5 million ($AU2.3 million) at the time of his death.


Rapper Coolio Songs

Gangsta’s Paradise

Fantastic Voyage

C U When U Get There

Gangsta’s Paradise (Re-Recorded Version)

1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)

The Floor is Lava

Gangsta’s Paradise – Rerecorded

Geto Highlites

Rollin’ With My Homies

Too Hot

Rapper Coolio Albums

It Takes a Thief. 1994. It Takes a Thief · Tommy Boy ; Gangsta’s Paradise. 1995. Gangsta’s Paradise · Tommy Boy ; My Soul. 1997. My Soul · Tommy Boy ; Coolio.com.

Rapper Coolio Parents

His mother’s name was Jackie Slater, and his father’s name was Artis Leon Ivey Sr.

Both of his parents were native-born Americans who raised their family in the city of Monessen in the state of Pennsylvania.

Rapper Coolio Wife

At the time of his passing, Coolio was not married to anyone. It has been said that he wed Josefa Salinas in 1996, but the couple later split the following year in 2000. He is rumored to have left behind six children when he passed away.

Rapper Coolio Children

According to several accounts, Coolio had anywhere from six to ten children. It is alleged that the rapper has a large number of children with a variety of other ladies.

Together, he and his ex-wife raised four children—three daughters and one son—before they divorced.

Coolio once starred in his own reality show called Coolio’s Rules, which followed him as he navigated the challenges of being a single dad.

Grtis Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Milan Ivey, Darius Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Kate Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Artisha Ivey, and Artis Ivey III are some of his children. Artis Ivey III is also his grandson.

Rapper Coolio Age



Rapper Coolio died at the age of 59 on September 28, 2022. He was born on August 1, 1963, in Monessen, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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