Gangsta's Paradise rapper Coolio dead at 59

Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (August 1, 1963 – September 28, 2022), known professionally as Coolio, was an American rapper.

Fill in Coolio began his rap career in California in the late 80s, but gained global famed in 1995 when he released Gangsta's Paradise for the soundtrack of the film Dangerous Minds.some text

he worked in jobs such as volunteer firefighting and security at Los Angeles International Airport, before becoming a rapper

Coolio won the Grammy Award for best solo rap performance. Gangsta’s Paradise overtook one billion views on YouTube earlier this year

Coolio recorded his first single in 1987, titled "Whatcha Gonna Do