Questlove, Martin Lawrence, extra keep in mind rapper
September 28, 2022 0 Comments
The world of leisure is remembering the life and legacy of rap icon Coolio.
The rapper and file producer, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., died at the age of 59, his longtime supervisor Jarez Posey confirmed to Rolling Stone and NBC Information Wednesday. He mentioned he believes Coolio had a coronary heart assault, however didn’t present an official reason for demise.
USA TODAY has reached out to Posey for remark and additional particulars.
Finest identified for hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Improbable Voyage,” Coolio was born in Pennsylvania in 1963 and later moved to Compton, California, the place he was raised. He recorded data within the Eighties, and his profession blew up in 1995 with the discharge of “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which was featured within the Michelle Pfeiffer-led movie “Harmful Minds.”
Quite a few stars have taken to social media to mourn the Grammy-winning emcee’s demise.
Questlove, drummer of The Roots, shared a black-and-white picture of the rapper on Instagram.
“Peaceful Journey Brother,” Questlove wrote.
“First CD I ever purchased in my life and probably the most legendary Wing 10 Final Dab these eyes have ever seen,” tweeted YouTuber and “Scorching Ones” co-creator Sean Evans. “RIP Coolio.”
“Thank You Coolio,” wrote R&B singer Estelle on Twitter.
“One of the nicest dudes I’ve known,” rapper MC Hammer wrote on Twitter. “R.I.P. Coolio.”
“Coolio is useless. I am unable to imagine I wrote that. Solely 59,” wrote writer Wajahat Ali on Twitter. “Should you’re Gen X, you recognize and respect. Gangstas Paradise inshallah.”
Author and content material creator Nadirah remembered Coolio for his contribution to the theme music of the ’90s Nickelodeon sitcom “Kenan and Kel,” which he carried out on.
“The way tv and hip-hop were so connected in the 90s is something i’ll never forget,” Nadirah tweeted. “And it gave us among the finest songs within the kenan and kel theme by coolio. relaxation in peace.”
“Maaannnnn RIP Coolio 😭 Gonna blast ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ for the remainder of the day,” WWE host Kayla Braxton tweeted.
“My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family of Coolio,” actor Martin Lawrence tweeted.
Contributing: Charles Trepany, USA TODAY