Growing up, Coolio’s offenses were a bit more serious. A few years later he was popped for bringing a weapon to school. I will say this, though: bring a 24-year-old in here, and let’s watch the difference between me and him.
By 17, Coolio landed behind bars for reportedly cashing a stolen money order. Lay by the pool with some booty shorts on.” His Midlife Crisis: “I’m divorced for about eight years. Let me sleep with his girlfriend, and then let him sleep with mine, and we’ll see.” His Kids: “My children are not traditional.
Since being dropped by his old record, Coolio has also become a chef, having released a cookbook and started a web series called Cookin' with Coolio.
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The outlandish singer released Gangster's Paradise in 1995 and the song topped the charts in the US, UK, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The single itself sold over six million copies worldwide and came from his four time Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated 17-track album of the same name.
The 90s Gangsta's Paradise hit-maker told the hosts: 'We're going a little overboard with the bullying thing - kids need bullies! ' US rapper Coolio (pictured) claims children require tough love and society is 'going a little overboard' trying to prevent it...
as the star declares his haters shaped who he has become today Providing context to his statement, the 54-year-old said: 'Bullying actually made me who I am - were it not for the bullies in my life I would probably be in prison.
In 1997, Coolio released his new album, My Soul, but when it failed to reach the success as his previous album, he was dropped by his record.
I'm serious, they shaped me and made me go hard.'Reflecting on his experience of being tormented at school, the record producer said that his bullies would take his lunch money, shoes and jackets, because he was 'one of the smallest dudes.''One day I decided that wasn't going to happen anymore and I started fighting back and I trained and learnt how to fight. Coolio, real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr, continued: 'We need at least one bully in every neighborhood.
The problem is you've got 20 bullies in every neighborhood, so that's not good.'Offering advice to parents listening to the radio show, Coolio suggested: 'If you know your kid is going to be going to a school where it's a little bit rough, then you might want to get them some hand-to-hand combat training, or karate, or kick boxing, so they can handle themselves.'The Grammy Award-winning rapper is currently touring in Australia.
Though he also does acting, among other things, Coolio is best known for his work as a rap artist, having won five awards for his work in the music industry.
After releasing two singles in 1987, Coolio made connections and ended up joining WC and the Maad Circle in 1991.