On August 1 Coolio was born…

On August 1, 1963 Coolio was born.

 

The rapper has had an musical career, from rapping to producing, extending over 25 years. Arguably, his most memorial hit was the 1995 hit “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which was made for the 1995 film, “Dangerous Minds,” starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Music video for “Gangsta’s Paradise”:

The song was a critical and commercial success, holding the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in many international territories. Furthermore, the song won Coolio the 1996 Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance, and subsequently, becoming one of the most successful rap songs of all time.

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