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Remembering Coolio

The rapper, born Artis Leon Ivey, has died at age 59. He was best known for his Grammy Award-winning song, "Gangsta's Paradise," which recently hit one billion YouTube views. He also acted, had an online cooking show and accompanying book, and appeared on reality TV. Here's a look at his life and career, including tributes from celebrities like Michelle Pfeiffer, Ice Cube and “Weird” Al Yankovic, who had a hit of his own with parody song “Amish Paradise."

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    The rapper who created "Gangsta's Paradise" has died at age 59

    A look at Coolio's life and career. As well as the hit song from the soundtrack of "Dangerous Minds," Coolio created “Aw, Here It Goes,” the theme tune for "Kenan & Kel," “Hit ’Em High (The Monstars’ Anthem),” which was recorded for "Space Jam," and "C U When U Get There."

    How Coolio Took the Nineties on a Fantastic Voyage

    How Coolio Took the Nineties on a Fantastic Voyage

    Tributes from Famous Friends

    Michelle Pfeiffer, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Ice Cube and Flava Flav pay tribute.

    Interviews And Insights

    Career highlights including interviews and a clip from his online cooking show.

    Music Reviews and Recommendations

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