April 3, 2015


Where Are These Nine '90s Rappers Now?


Age: 51
Twitter followers: 218,000
Biggest hit: 1995's "Gangsta's Paradise" featuring L.V.
What am I seeing up there? Coolio partying with some English university students in 2013, doing an acoustic jam after cooking everyone dinner.

Coolio hasn't put out an album since 2009's From the Bottom 2 the Top, which came out on a tiny British indie label. A year later, he got a tattoo to show his dedication to the Insane Clown Posse, although it was one G short of spelling "Juggalo." (Intentionally, according to Coolio.) In 2013 he appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap alongside Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath; he went ice-skating. Also, his girlfriend left him at the end. That same year, he was arrested on domestic abuse charges.

A 2014 interview with Noisey didn't really reveal what he's up to beyond the fact that "after all these years, I still continue to let my nuts hang." Recent tweets indicate that he's writing, collaborating with EDM all-star Steve Aoki, and using the hashtag #shakazulu a lot.

And he still has the braids.

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