Coolio - Artist Management
He recorded 2 songs in the late 80s, labelled “Watcha Gonna Do” and “You’re Gonna Miss Me”. Neither single was effective, but Coolio had made connections in the Los Angeles rap scene, and finished up joining the team WC and the Maad Circle in 1991.
3 years later on in 1994 Coolio authorized to Tommy Boy Records and launched his launching solo cd, “It Takes a Thief.” The cd had the single “Fantastic Voyage” which came to be Coolio’s breakout tune. It peaked at # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, creating one of the biggest rap songs of the year. The album likewise that contained a couple of small smash hits in “County Line” and “I Remember”. On the whole the cd was extremely successful coming to a head at # 8 on the Billboard Hot 200 and being accredited Platinum.
After the success of his launching Coolio became a reputable rap celebrity. In 1995 he made a track for the motion picture “Dangerous Minds,” and this tune ended up being “Gangsta’s Paradise”. “Gangsta’s Paradise”, which included R&B vocalist L.V., would certainly turneded into one of the most effective rap tunes of all time, getting to # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks. It was the # 1 single of 1995 for all categories, and was an absolutely global favorite, as it reached # 1 in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand. At the 1996 Grammy Awards the song succeeded Coolio a Grammy for Finest Rap Solo Performance.
The album “Gangsta’s Paradise” was released in 1995 and with the mega-hit was certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA. The cd additionally that contained 2 other major smash hits in “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” and “Too Hot”. Regardless of no more being a main participant of the group, Coolio also made a look on the second WC and the Maad Circle album, “Visual Servin’,” on the song “In a Spin”. In 1996 Coolio had one more top 40 struck with the tune “It’s Right Live (Now)” from the soundtrack to the flick “Eddie.”.
His third solo cd, titled “My Spirit” emerged in 1996. Although it did have the major favorite “C U When U Arrive”, the album was thought about a dissatisfaction and fell short to reach the success of his previous two albums. Subsequently Coolio was dropped from Tommy Boy Records and his albums ever since, 2001’s “Coolio.com,” 2003’s “El Cool Magnifico,” 2006’s “Return of the Gangsta,” and 2008’s “Steal Hear” have not been as effective, as none has actually charted on any kind of Billboard graph. He did have a small hit in the UK in 2006 however in “Gangsta Stroll” (including Snoop Dogg) which came to a head at # 67 on the UK pop chart.