The famous Coolio overcame drug addiction and exacerbation of asthma to become a famous rapper in the 1990s.
His way to fame was not an easy one. At first there was no response to his work.
He became a part of “WC and the Maad Circle” in 1991. They recorded several songs together and Coolio proceeded to solo career.
Best Known For
Since his first album in 1994, he received more and more popularity and people’s love. “Fantastic Voyage” appeared number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1995, he received Grammy nomination for his well-known composition “Gangsta’s Paradise”.
“C U When U Get There” is from “My Soul”, his platinum album which he recorded in 1996.
As an actor he appeared mostly in TV series or had minor roles in such films as “The Convent” or “Gangland”.
His religion is Islam. “People can twist things...take anything and make it mean what they wanted to mean...The Koran means ‘wisdom’. Islam is about mercy. That’s what the things really mean...” – Explained the rapper in one of his interviews.
The man is straight. Josefa Salinas became his wife in 1996 and welcomed three his children: Artis, Jackie and Brandi. Nevertheless, the couple divorced four years later in 2000. The star has a daughter Tanisha from other relationships.
He also went out with Adina Howard and Anabella Chatman.
Worth To Known
Mirror UK reported that he worked with “Environmental Justice and Climate Change” group and talked to students about global warming.
He worked for some time as a security at the airport and volunteer firefighter before starting his career as a rapper.
The star suffers from asthma.
He is fond of cooking. In 2008, he hosted cooking show “Cookin’ with Coolio”.