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Please don't add Coolio & Friends here, this is a "Various Artists" release.

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Legal name: Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.


Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), known professionally as Coolio, is an American rapper, chef, actor, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid to late 1990s with his albums It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta's Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1997). He is best known for his 1995 Grammy Award-winning hit single "Gangsta's Paradise", as well as other singles "Fantastic Voyage" (1994), "C U When U Get There" (1997) and "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" (1996). He was also known for rapping the theme song for the late 1990s Nickelodeon series Kenan & Kel. Coolio has since gone on to release albums independently, as well becoming a chef, creating a web series titled Cookin' with Coolio and releasing a cookbook.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 It Takes a Thief Coolio 4
1995 Gangsta’s Paradise Coolio 3 8
1997 My Soul Coolio 4
2001 Coolio 1
2002 El Cool Magnifico Coolio 4
2005 Rhino Hi-Five: Coolio Coolio 1
2006 The Return of the Gangsta Coolio 1
2006 Rhino Hi-Five: Coolio, Volume 2 Coolio 1
2008 Steal Hear Coolio 1
2009 From the Bottom 2 the Top Coolio 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Fantastic Voyage: The Greatest Hits Coolio 1
2012 The Essential Collection Coolio 1
The Very Best Coolio 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 County Line / Sticky Fingers Coolio 1
1994 Fantastic Voyage Coolio 1
1994 I Remember Coolio 3
1995 Gangsta's Paradise Coolio 5
1995 Too Hot Coolio 3
1996 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New) Coolio 4
1996 Hit 'em High (The Monstars' Anthem) B Real, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J & Method Man 5 2
1996 It's All the Way Live (Now) Coolio 1
1996 Keep It on the Red Light Ophélie Winter feat. Coolio 3
1997 C U When U Get There Coolio feat. 40 Thevz 3
1997 Ooh La La Coolio 1
1998 Raise The Roof Chazz Feat. Coolio 2

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