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His music will go on

March 22 - March 28,2023
Gulf Weekly His music will go on

Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

The beloved ‘Gangstas Paradise’ rapper may be gone ... but his musical prowess is defintely not forgotten.

Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, sadly passed away in September last year.

However, his first posthumous album Long Live Coolio is set to be released later this year, with the first single TAG, You It featuring Too $hort and DJ Wino already out alongside a music video.

The record will feature material the rapper was working on before he died at age 59.

Although his cause of death was never officially disclosed, his manager told TMZ that medical services at the scene claimed he died of cardiac arrest.

The video was filmed before his passing so fans will be able to see the legendary rapper appearing with Too $hort in a boxing ring.

Coolio’s Gangster’s Paradise also got a new lease on life as it re-entered Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and Hot Rap Songs chart and made a comeback in countries like Greece, Belgium and the UK among others. It was the first time the track had re-entered the charts since 1996.

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