DCR Rest In Power: Rapper Coolio past away at 59.🥀🥀🥀

Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some very sad news to bring today.

Award winning artist/Rapper Coolio past away Wednesday afternoon, the artist unexpectedly fell dead at a friend’s Los Angeles home, his manager confirmed.

Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. in Monessen, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1963, the rapper grew up in Compton, California. He  served as a volunteer firefighter in the San Jose area.

His break would come in 1994 with “Fantastic Voyage. ”the song hit No. 3 on the Billboard 100 chart after appearing on his debut album, “It Takes a Thief.” The single’s video featuring a magician man who turns his bicycle into a convertible made waves on MTV. But the song that cemented him among hip-hop’s ranks was “Gangsta’s Paradise” a No. 1 single that was featured in the 1995 movie “Dangerous Minds,” starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

The rapper’s long career included hits like “C U When U Get There” and “1,2,3,4 (Sumpin’ New),” collaborations with other artists and even childhood classics. He was well known for his 1996 smash “Aw, Here It Goes,” the theme song for Nickelodeon’s “Kenan and Kel.” In 2002, his song “Dexter (What’s His Name?)” was part of Cartoon Network’s “Dexter’s Laboratory: The Hip Hop Experiment,” a compilation of hip-hop songs inspired by the series.

Coolio’s sudden death has left his team and loved ones mourning, Sheila Finegan, Coolio’s manager, told The Washington Post. “He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly.”

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