NEW YORK (AP) – The estate of rapper Coolio plans to release a studio album later this year, which the Grammy-winning hitmaker was working on before he died.
“Long Live Coolio” will be the first posthumous album release from the “Gangsta Paradise” star and the first single, “Tag ‘U It,” featuring Too $hort and DJ Vino, was out on Friday.
The raucous single’s video — which begins with Coolio and moves around as various women in the boxing ring as Very$hort — marks the final piece of visual material, Coolio aged 59 on September 28, 2022 appeared before his death from cardiac arrest.
Coolio won a Grammy for Best Solo Rap Performance for “Gangsta’s Paradise”, a 1995 hit from the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer film “Dangerous Minds”, which sampled Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song “Pastime Paradise”, and was featured on MTV. But it was played continuously.
The rapper would never again have a song as big as “Gangsta’s Paradise”, but later followed with 1994’s “Fantastic Voyage”, 1996’s “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” and 1997’s “C’U When”. Hit with You get there.”
According to Luminet, her career album sales totaled 4.8 million, with 978 million on-demand streams of her songs. He would go on to be nominated for a total of six Grammy Awards.
He starred in a reality show about parenting called “Coolio’s Rules”, provided the voice for an episode of the animated show “Gravity Falls”, and performed the theme music for the Nickelodeon sitcom “Kenan & Kel”.
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