Coolio, the multi-talented Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist, composer and actor, is one of the most popular and successful rappers worldwide. To date, Coolio has sold over 18 million records globally and has performed in concerts to adoring fans in Africa, Israel, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Turkey, and throughout Europe. In the diversified hip-hop industry, Coolio is one of the few rap artists who have been able to garner mainstream success and critical acclaim.
In 1996 Coolio won a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance for his international hit single, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, which was also featured on the Dangerous Minds soundtrack. The song, also nominated for a Grammy for Best Song of the Year, has sold over 4 million copies worldwide and was Billboard Magazine’s Number #1 single of 1995.
Coolio has successfully made the transition from performer to actor and he has appeared in many feature films. His recent ‘Cooking with Coolio’ show proved to be so successful that he published a ‘Cooking with Coolio’ cookbook which featured recipes for his very own ‘ghetto cuisine’ and lessons in how to cook ‘Blasian’ (Black Asian) and ‘Ghettalian’ (Ghetto Italian).
Coolio continues to receive worldwide attention for his work as an entertainer and as a role model that continues to help young people through his role as honorary director of the Heritage Begins Within Foundation.
Thursday 31st July: Ballarat, Karova Lounge
Friday 1st August: Melbourne, Brown Alley
Monday 4th August: Canberra, Transit
Saturday 2nd August: Sydney, Establishment
Thursday 7th August: Gold Coast, East88
Friday 8th August: Adelaide, HQ
Saturday 9th August: Hobart, Republic Bar
Sunday 10th August: Newcastle, King Street Hotel
Tuesday 12th August: Brisbane, Conniston Lane