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Jarez Posey, the rapper best known for the 1995 song 'Gangsta's Paradise, passed away at 59 years old. According to his manager Jarez Posey, he was discovered unresponsive in the bathroom of a friend's home.
Coolio's family is now honoring their loved one with a headstone located at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. His girlfriend Mimi sought the assistance of stonemason Cemetery Tim, who previously designed headstones for Nate Dogg, Eazy-E and Anthony Johnson.
Coolio's legacy lives on, as his estate recently announced the release of a posthumous album entitled 'Long Live Coolio Features Too $hort.' The LP will include guest appearances by Too $hort, DJ Wino, Treach from Naughty by Nature and more.
Even in his tragic passing at age 59, Coolio left a lasting legacy on the music world. His iconic song 'Gangsta's Paradise', which spent three weeks atop Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1995 and became one of the highest-selling singles that year, remains one of his most iconic works.
"Gangsta's Paradise" achieved record-setting success in both the UK and Australia, setting a precedent for hip-hop songs in those countries. It earned itself a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance as well as nominations for two MTV Video Music Awards. Ultimately, more than 17 million copies of "Gangsta's Paradise" were sold worldwide.
Coolio, best known for his chart-topping 1995 song 'Gangsta's Paradise', passed away suddenly in Los Angeles on Wednesday (September 28th) at 59 years old. He was found unresponsive in a friend's bathroom and succumbed shortly thereafter.
His manager, Jarez Posey, confirmed the news to AFP without providing any further explanation as to why Coolio passed away. Prior to his passing, Coolio had been set to reprise his Futurama character "Kwanzaa-bot" for the show's revival on Hulu.
The estate of rapper Coolio has announced the release of a posthumous album entitled Long Live Coolio, featuring Too $hort, DJ Wino, Treach from Naughty by Nature and more. A first single, 'TAG 'You It' will be released on March 17th alongside its accompanying video shot before his passing in September 2022.
On March 17th, fans will get their first taste of Coolio's final music when the first single from his posthumous album, Long Live Coolio, becomes available to stream. Titled "TAG You It," this track also features West Coast MC Too$hort.
On Wednesday, his manager Jarez Posey informed AFP of the passing of 'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper at the age of 59 in Los Angeles. Though it remains uncertain what caused his sudden passing away, it is suspected to have been due to either heart disease or stroke.
Gangsta's Paradise became one of the iconic rap songs when it was released in 1995, interpolating Stevie Wonder's 1976 hit "Pastime Paradise". The track skyrocketed to number 1 status in 16 countries and remained there for three weeks.
On September 28th 2022, Coolio passed away suddenly at 59 years of age. His legacy will live on as his estate has announced that his posthumous album 'Long Live Coolio Features Too $hort' will be released on March 17th 2023.
On Friday, March 17th the first album since 2009's 'Bottom 2 The Top' will be released titled 'Long Live Coolio Features' featuring guest appearances and the lead single 'TAG 'You It' featuring Too $hort.
Gangsta's Paradise marked Coolio's breakthrough hit and would go on to become one of the highest-charting rap songs ever, topping Billboard singles chart in 1995. It also won him a Grammy for best rap solo performance. The song earned Coolio an international following; he collaborated with various gangster groups and featured in multiple reality TV shows, gameshows and films.
Coolio was a major star when he passed away in September 2022, and his legacy continues to this day. His estate has announced a posthumous album entitled Long Live Coolio which will include Too $hort's Treach as well as Naughty By Nature's Treach.
The rapper was renowned for his phenomenally successful single, "Gangsta's Paradise." It spent three weeks at number one on Billboard chart and dominated Hot Rap Songs list for 11 consecutive weeks. Additionally, it earned Grammy awards for best rap solo performance as well as two MTV Video Music Awards.
The song's lyrics depict life on the streets as it was for him growing up in Compton. He talks about gangs and death threats in the first verse - easily one of its most memorable opening lines ever.
On Wednesday morning, Grammy award-winning musician Coolio, best known for the 1995 hit 'Gangsta's Paradise', passed away. He was discovered unresponsive in a bathroom at his friend's home in Los Angeles.
At 59 years old, the 'Gangsta's Paradise' star passed away unexpectedly while visiting family in their home, according to longtime manager Jarez Posey. According to Posey, he went to the bathroom and passed out, apparently while visiting with family members.
On September 6, 2022, Coolio passed away at 59 years old and his estate has announced that he'll release a posthumous album in his honor. His first studio album since 2009's From The Bottom 2 the Top, LONG LIVE COOLIO will include guest appearances by Too $hort, DJ Wino, Naughty By Nature's Treach and more.
Jarez Posey, Coolio's longtime manager, confirmed that the rapper had been visiting a friend when he passed away and went to the bathroom but never returned. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rap legend "Gangsta's Paradise" made history when it released in 1995 and spent three weeks at the top of Billboard Hot 100. It earned both a Billboard Music Award for single of the year and Grammy nomination for best rap solo performance. Since then, there has been an accompanying film soundtrack as well as numerous covers; over five million copies have been sold worldwide.
Recently, the first single from Posthumous Coolio Album "Long Live Coolio Features Too$hort" was released. Featuring legendary West Coast MC Too $hort, this preview serves as a prelude to the full-length.
Coolio's iconic song, 'Gangsta's Paradise,' is one of his best-known works and an integral part of hip-hop history. It reached the summit of Billboard Hot 100 in 1995 and dominated the Hot Rap Songs chart for 11 weeks.
In addition to becoming a worldwide hit, Coolio's song also earned him a Grammy for best rap solo performance and two MTV Video Music Awards in the category of best rap video. With sales of five million copies across North America and beyond, his single has achieved international acclaim.
On September 1922, Coolio tragically passed away at 59 from a suspected heart attack. His manager Jarez Posey confirmed that he was found on the floor of a bathroom at his friend's residence and pronounced dead at the scene.
After Coolio passed away in September 2022, his estate announced that a posthumous album would be released with contributions from Too $hort, DJ Wino, Naughty By Nature's Treach and more.
Fans will get a sneak preview of the new album when the first single, 'TAG 'You It' featuring Too $hort, streams on March 17th. Additionally, the track comes with an emotional video that was recorded before Coolio passed away in September 2022.
In addition to the new music, the album will include classic songs from Coolio's back catalog. One such classic is "Gangsta's Paradise," released in 1995 and which became his biggest hit, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 and earning him a Grammy Award for best rap solo performance - considered one of the greatest rap songs ever composed.
West Coast rap legend Too $hort will be featured on the long-awaited posthumous album from rapper Coolio. The debut single from the project, 'TAG 'You It', will drop this Friday.
Coolio's iconic hit "Gangsta's Paradise" spent three weeks atop Billboard Hot 100 in 1995 and reigned supreme on Hot Rap Songs list for 11 consecutive weeks.
Coolio's debut single to sell over one million copies is considered one of hip-hop history's greatest. It also won him a Grammy for best solo performance and two MTV Video Music Awards. Today, 'Gangsta's Paradise' remains an integral part of both his legacy and legacy-making in hip-hop music.