Posthumous Coolio Album ‘Lengthy Dwell Coolio’ Introduced Alongside Single – Rolling Stone

The rapper started engaged on the album earlier than his dying at age 59 final 12 months

Lengthy Dwell Coolio, the forthcoming album from the “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper, might be launched later this 12 months as the primary posthumous venture since he died at age 59 final 12 months. The announcement of the file, which is able to function materials Coolio was engaged on previous to his dying, arrives alongside the brand new single “TAG, ‘You It’” assisted by collaborators Too $hort and DJ Wino.

The tune and video had been presumably accomplished earlier than his dying, with Coolio making an look alongside Too $hort in a boxing ring, the place a bunch of ladies takes turns tackling one another to the mat. Ken Francis and Kniknotti directed the visible.

Lengthy Dwell Coolio will mark the primary full-length launch from the rapper since 2009 when he shared From the Backside 2 the High.

“I had a interval the place I wasn’t positive why I used to be nonetheless doing the music, and I hadn’t put out an album in fairly a while,” Coolio instructed Sunday World in an interview earlier than his dying. “Now I’m engaged on a brand new album and that’s not as a result of I’m into the cash or something. It’s at first as a result of I’m motivated once more to do music and I’m doing it for myself. I vowed to myself a few years in the past that if it ever bought to the purpose the place I used to be simply doing it for the cash then I might stop.”


Coolio can also be set to obtain a correct sendoff for his work as a voice actor with a posthumous look on Futurama. His character Kwanzaa-bot final appeared in a 2010 vacation particular, however collection govt producer David X. Cohen has teased the discharge of recent materials later this 12 months.

“Coolio was one in all my favourite friends,” Cohen instructed usamediacell. “He was all the time completely upbeat and genuinely loved coming in to file as his character Kwanzaa-bot.” Their final session collectively was only some weeks earlier than his dying in anticipation of Hulu’s 20-episode revival of Futurama, which final aired in 2013.

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