Artis Leon Ivey Junior, who we know as Coolio, is one of the most successful and appreciated Rapper and a record producer. He achieved success and fame in the late 1990s. His notable work from the 1990s is It takes a thief (1994) and My soul (1997). With this glorified and successful career, he amassed 5 million dollars as net worth in 2021.
Coolio and his fans celebrate 1st August as his birthday. Born in 1963, he is now 57 years old. His height is 175 cm, and he weighs about 80 Kg. His eye color is dark brown, and his zodiac sign is Leo. His screen and nickname are coolio, but his birth name is Artis Leon Ivey Junior. He was born in Compton, California, and he follows Christianity. He currently resides in a South West neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is an American citizen and an American national.
Coolio early life
He spent his early childhood in Compton, California. There, he attended Compton community college. He did not come from a well-off family; thus hed indulged in various odd jobs like firefighting volunteer and security personnel before trying his hands in rapping.
Coolio music career
He recorded his first song as early as 1987. It was “ Whatcha gonna do?”. A year later, he recorded “Force Groove.” He began his stint as a rapper in 1991 by joining WC and the Maad circle. He first tasted some success with this group by performing solo “Dress Code.”
He is well known for his discography as well. He has been involved in discography since 1994 and has a career spanning over 25 years. He started with It takes a thief (1994). One of his most successful features was Gangsta’s Paradise. Some of his recent discography works are Nobody’s Foolio cam in 2019.
He was briefly married to Josefa Salinas for 4 years. The couple tied the knot in 1996. But eventually, things started to become bad, and differences were created. They separated in 2000.
He is a lucky man to have many kids. He has a twin daughter pair. The name of the twin daughter is Shayne Ivey and kate Ivey. They have 8 other half-sisters and brothers. Their names are Artisha, Zhanesand, Darius, Artis, Milan, Brandi, Grtis, and Jackie. The kids came together for a reality show in 2008. Two of the sons deferred being a part of that show. But in 2021, most of the kids are grown up and living independently, working after their education.
He has one brother. His name is Malieek Straughter. He is an American actor and has now become a director as well. His net worth by 2021 is 850 thousand dollars.
Coolio was born to the couple Artis Leon Ivey Senior and Jackie Slater. His father was black, and his mother belongs to the white race. They
Coolio was born on the 1st of August 1963 as Artis Leon Ivey Junior. He has celebrated 57 revolutions of the sun so far. His height is 175 cms. He weighs about 80 Kg. His eye color is dark brown, and his zodiac sign is Leo. His screen and nickname are Coolio. He was born in Compton, California, and he follows Christianity. He is an American citizen and an American national.
Coolio legal issues
He was sentenced to jail in 1998 for the first time in case of robbery. In 2016 again, he was arrested for having a loaded firearm. And in 2017, he was denied entry to Singapore, but the reasons remained confidential.
Coolio awards and nominations
He won American music awards in 1996. And in the same year, he received his first and the only Grammy award so far for best rap solo performance for “ Gangsta Paradise.”