Coolio, the ’90s rapper who illuminated the music graphs with hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” has died, his friend and manager Jarez Posey,. He was age 59.
Posey said Coolio died Wednesday afternoon.
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”Coolio still builds his raps on recognizable 1970s oldies, and he delivers intricate, syncopated rhymes as if they were conversation,” Jon Pareles Wrote in a Review in The New York Times, nothing that” Gangsta’s Paradise” Uses “the somber minor chords” of “Pastime Paradise.
Coolio’s other hits included “Fantastic Voyage” – the opening song on his debut album – and “1,2,3,4 (Sumpin’ New),” Which were both nominated for Grammys. “CU When U Get There,” which sampres Pachelbel’s ‘”Cannon In D Major,” Was standout track on his third album of the 1990s, “My Soul.”
But Nothing Could Match the success of Gangsta’s Paradise, a song that , with its piercing beat and ominous background vocals, became instantly distinguishable for millions of 90’s rap fans, especially with a memorable opening verse based on Psalm 23:
“He Touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly. Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has been reaching out regarding his passing. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”
“I am absolutely stunned. Coolio was a friend and one of the warmest, funniest people I’ve ever me. We spent an amazing time together making Red water in Capetown and we loved going head to head in the kitchen. He was one of a king. Epic,Legendary and I’ll miss him,” Diamond Phillips said in a tweet.
NBA Player Matt Bonner tweeted Post – The rapper was a ”huge hoops fan… we hosted him at a game a few years back… biggest crowd of all-time as a Spurs Overtime concert.”
The actor Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in the 1995 film Dangerous minds, for which Coolio recorded the multi-award winning hit single Gangsta’s Paradise, said she was ” heartbroken” to hear of his death.
Michelle pfeiffer added – ”30 years later I still get chills when i hear the song. Sending love and light to his family.”
Snoop Dogg also Paid tribute, writing ”Gangstas paradise. RIP”, While singer Bret Micheal said: ”My deepest condolences go out to the family friends, and fans on the loss of @coolio. Awesome guy who will be missed”
The Cause of Coolio’s Death has not been confimed, although it is understood that he was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friends’s house in Los Angeles.
He made headlines in 20013 for a planned auction of his music rights, including to Gangsta’s Paradise, in order to fund his career as a chef. He also wrote a cookbook and appeared on celebrity cooking shows.
Over his career, coolio sold more than 17 million records, according to his website.
Coolio also has a special place in the hearts of some Millenials for his work on the theme song for the popular Nickloadeon TV series ”Kenan and Kel” and his contribution to the album “Dexter’s Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment,” which featured songs by various hip-hop artists that were inspired by the cartoon Network animated series.
In Few Years, Coolio enjoyed the perks of being a nostalgic figure, making television appearances on shows like ”celebrity cook off” and ”Celebrity Chopped.”