Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (August 1, 1963 – September 28, 2022), better known as Coolio, was a rapper, record producer, and actor from the United States.
Coolio achieved mainstream success with his albums It Takes a Thief (1994), Gangsta’s Paradise (1995), and My Soul (1996) in the mid-to-late 1990s (1997).
He was best known for his Grammy Award-winning hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which he released in 1995, as well as other singles “Fantastic Voyage” (1994), “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” (1996), and “C U When U Get There” (1997).
He was also known for writing the theme song for the Nickelodeon television show Kenan & Kel, “Aw, Here It Goes!” in 1996.
Coolio has released albums independently since 1996 and has also become a chef, creating a web series titled Cookin’ with Coolio and publishing a cookbook.
Ivey rose to prominence as a member of the Gangsta rap group WC and the Maad Circle, alongside WC and Crazy Toones.
In 1987, Coolio released his first single, “Whatcha Gonna Do?” In 1988, he also recorded “What Makes You Dance (Force Groove)” with Nu-Skool.
Coolio made connections in the Los Angeles rap scene and ended up joining the group WC and the Maad Circle, led by rapper WC, in 1991.
He is listed as a co-writer on the group’s debut album Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed, including the single “Dress Code.”
Artis Leon Ivey Jr. was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1963, and later moved to Compton, California.
Before becoming a rapper, he worked in jobs such as volunteer firefighting and security at Los Angeles International Airport after attending Compton Community College.
Coolio married Josefa Salinas in 1996, and later divorced in 2000.
Coolio had six children. Grtis Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Milan Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Darius Ivey, Kate Ivey, Artis Ivey III, and Zhaneand Ivey
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Grtis Ivey is an American reality TV star and a convicted felon famously known for being the firstborn son of the late Coolio, a rapper, record producer, and actor from the United States.
Grtis Ivey Age 2022
Grtis Ivey is 30 years old as of 2022, he was born in 1990, in the United States. He normally celebrates his birthday with his family and close friends every year.
Grtis Ivey Parents
Ivey is the first firstborn son of the late Coolio and his wife Josefa Salinas.
Grtis Ivey Siblings
His younger siblings are Brandi Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Milan Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Darius Ivey, Kate Ivey, Artis Ivey III, and Zhaneand Ivey.
Grtis Ivey Wife
Grtis is in a relationship with his girlfriend, more details will be posted about his girlfriend.
Grtis Ivey Prison time
Grtis Ivey, Coolio’s son who appeared on the family reality show “Coolio’s Rules,” was recently sentenced to prison for robbing an apartment in Vegas with a lady hooker friend… and he could be locked up for 10 YEARS.
According to a representative for the Clark County District Attorney’s office, Grtis, 22, was sentenced to between 42 and 120 months in prison, which means he must serve at LEAST 42 months… but the Nevada Department of Corrections can hold him for up to ten years if good cause is found.
As previously reported, on November 14, 2011, Ivey was arrested for breaking into a Las Vegas apartment with a gun and forcing the tenant into the bathroom… while his female prostitute friend ransacked the place.
In exchange for pleading guilty to felony robbery, Ivey agreed to drop the remaining felony charges.
Ivey has been in custody since his arrest and will receive time served credit.