Posthumous album set from ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio

NEW YORK (AP) — The property of rapper Coolio plans to launch a studio album later this 12 months that the Grammy-winning hitmaker had been engaged on within the days earlier than he died.

“Lengthy Dwell Coolio” would be the first posthumous album launch from the “Gangsta’s Paradise” star and the primary single, “TAG ‘You It,’” dropped Friday that includes Too $hort and DJ Wino.

Coolio seems on the 2015 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 25, 2015. (Photograph by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The raunchy single’s video — that begins with Coolio and Too $hort in a boxing ring as numerous girls gyrate — marks the final piece of visible content material Coolio appeared in earlier than his loss of life from cardiac arrest on Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59.

Coolio gained a Grammy for finest solo rap efficiency for “Gangsta’s Paradise,” the 1995 hit from the soundtrack of the Michelle Pfeiffer movie “Harmful Minds” that sampled Stevie Surprise’s 1976 tune “Pastime Paradise” and was performed consistently on MTV.

The rapper would by no means once more have a tune practically as massive as “Gangsta’s Paradise,” however had subsequent hits with “Implausible Voyage” in 1994, “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” in 1996 and 1997’s “C U When U Get There.”

His profession album gross sales totaled 4.8 million, with 978 million on-demand streams of his songs, in response to Luminate. He can be nominated for six Grammys total.

He starred in a actuality present about parenting referred to as “Coolio’s Guidelines,” supplied a voice for an episode of the animated present “Gravity Falls” and carried out the theme music for the Nickelodeon sitcom “Kenan & Kel.”

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