COOLIO Biography - Musicians


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  Name: Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.                                                     
  Born: 1 August 1963 Compton, California, United States                         
  Genre(s): Rap/Hip-Hop, West Coast Rap, Pop Rap, Gangsta Rap                     
  Occupation: Rapper                                                             
  Years active 1991-present                                                       
  Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. (born August 1, 1963) better known by his stage name Coolio,
  is a Grammy Award winning American rapper and actor perhaps best known for the 
  hit song "Gangsta's Paradise", a reworking of the Stevie Wonder song Pastime   
  Paradise. Coolio has also made numerous television and film appearances. He got 
  the name 'Coolio' after friends called him Coolio Iglesias because he played   
  guitar. In high school, his nickname was 'Boo'.