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MUSIC: Yo! The original gangster is back way to Dublin

Sunday, 2nd September, 2018 7:00pm
MUSIC: Yo! The original gangster is back way to Dublin
MUSIC: Yo! The original gangster is back way to Dublin

AMERICAN rap icon and legend Coolio is coming to Ireland later this year for five intimate shows, including one at The Bowery, Dublin on October 12.

Coolio took over the world rap scene in the 1990s through the immense success of ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, which won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Rap Performance. It sold over six million copies and was Billboard Magazine’s number one single in 1995.

Gangsta’s Paradise would also be featured on the ‘Dangerous Minds’ soundtrack and movie. 

Coolio's music has also been featured in several major motion pictures including: ‘Space Jam’, ‘Clueless’, ‘The Big Payback’,‘Panther’, ‘New Jersey Drive’, ‘The Jerk Boys’, ‘Eddie’ and ‘Half Baked’ as well as many others.

He also composed the theme song for the popular TV series ‘Kenan and Kel’ on Nickelodeon.

Coolio has won an American Music Award, three MTV awards, two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and a World Music Award. He has received six Grammy nominations (1994, 1995 and 1996), two Billboard Music Awards (1994 and 1996), two ASCAP awards (1996, 1997), four American Online awards (1996) and was the Playboy Music Poll winner in 1997.

In 2016, Coolio won a Vintage Soundtrack Song of 1995 award for ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ from ‘Dangerous Minds’ via the Vintage Film Awards.

He recorded two singles in 1987, entitled ‘Watcha Gonna Do’ and ‘You're Gonna Miss Me’.

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