Beloved late rapper Coolio was very a lot a household man earlier than his sudden loss of life at age 59 this week.
The “Gangsta’s Paradise” hitmaker typically gushed about his life not solely as a father however as a grandfather.
Months earlier than his death on Wednesday, Coolio — actual title Artis Leon Ivey Jr. — opened up about what it’s wish to expertise his kids have their very own children.
In March, Coolio, a father of 10, informed Australian TV present Today Extra he was additionally a proud grandfather of 5 children.
When requested what his children considered his common present “Cookin’ with Coolio” which aired on the time, the rapper revealed the suggestions he obtained was optimistic.
“They prefer it. ‘Daddy, are you able to cook dinner this for me?’ ‘Daddy, are you able to make that for me?’ It hasn’t modified. My children are all grown-ups. I’ve 5 grandchildren now,” he stated.
He was then requested what his grandkids considered his profitable rap profession, which noticed him win the 1996 Grammy Award for Finest Rap Solo Efficiency.
Coolio stated that whereas his grandchildren “haven’t figured it out but,” he did hope they might be concerned with music sooner or later.
The rapper’s official reason for loss of life is pending although cardiac arrest is suspected. Paramedics tried to revive Coolio with CPR when he was discovered unresponsive at a pal’s Los Angeles residence, according to TMZ.
Shortly after information of his loss of life, rap and hip-hop’s largest names, together with Snoop Dogg, Ice Dice, and LL Cool J, rushed to social media to pay their respects.