Happy Birthday, Coolio! You're 48 Today, August 1!

Mon, August 1, 2011 12:01am EST by Add first Comment

Artis Leon Ivey, Jr., better known as Coolio, turns 48 today!

Coolio is best known for his songs “Fantastic Voyage” and “Gangsta’s Paradise.” He was also seen in 2009 on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother and Vh1‘s The Surreal Life. Aside from his Hollywood career, Coolio did a lot of charity work. Him and jazz saxophonist Jarez were spokespersons in 2008 for the Environmental Justice and Climate Change group, helping educate historically black schools about global warming. Currently, he is a spokesperson for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

During his time on Celebrity Big Brother Coolio discussed the six kids he had in four different relationships.

“The thing I think people can learn from the show is there are alternatives to parenting,” he once said of Oxygen series Coolio’s Rules, “I mean, I’m not the best parent in the world. I strive to be a better parent.”

Hope you have a great day, Coolio!

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