30 Sep 2022

Remembering 'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper Coolio

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 30 September 2022

As one of the most successful rap songs of all time, Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise is often credited for bringing the genre into the mainstream.

His song's back on the airwaves once again following his death yesterday at age 59. Tributes are flowing for the legendary entertainer, who's real name was Artis Leon Ivey Junior.

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in the 1995 film Dangerous Minds which featured Gangsta's Paradise, remembers the rapper as 'nothing but gracious'.

Variety senior music editor Jem Aswad spoke to Guyon Espiner.