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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Coolio (American Rapper)

Coolio was born on the 1 August 1963 in Compton, California. His real name is Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.


He was given the nickname Coolio Iglesias when he was studying at Compton Community College.


Coolio is a collector of snow domes.


He has appeared on several tv shows, such as, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Celebrity Fear Factor, Celebrity Paranormal Project and his own cookery show, the snappily titled Cookin' With Coolio.


The rapper claims to be able to make buttery soft steak, which is well done.


Coolio's unimpressive movie career includes credits as a banker in Batman And Robin, Ice T's Judgement Day and spoof horror Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The Thirteenth.


The rapper has had two stints in jail for larceny and possessing illegal weapons.


Coolio, who has six children, ranks himself in the Top 10 lovers of all time.


Coolio's hip-hop credentials may have sunk in recent years, but his list of collaborations includes impressive rap heavyweights such as Method Man, LL Cool L, Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes.


The hip-hop star's strangest collaboration came in 1998 when he teamed up with country music veteran Kenny Rogers for a reworking of 'The Gambler'.


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