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With over 17 million records sold worldwide, Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Coolio is an artist known around the world as a musical and cooking master of extraordinary reinvention. Growing up during the time of tremendous change in Compton, Calif., Coolio fed on struggle and used it as a launching pad of continual ... See full bio »

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Dangerous Minds Soundtrack
Daredevil Dante Jackson (Director's Cut)
Love and Monsters Soundtrack
Nothing to Lose Soundtrack


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4 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

WC and the Maad Circle | Artis Ivey Jr.


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Josefa Salinas  (divorced)  (4 children)

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Because I'm a young black man driving a really nice, expensive car, I sometimes get harassed when I'm rolling through a ghetto neighborhood. See more »


His artistic name, Coolio, was initially a joke by his friends, who compared him with Spanish singer Julio Iglesias. See more »


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