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Coolio Announces Gig At Dublin's The Academy Next April

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

02:25 10 Dec 2019


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American rapper Coolio is coming to Dublin's The Academy next April 23rd.

Tickets for the gig go on sale this Friday 13th December at 10am.

 

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Coolio took over the world rap scene in the 90's following the immense success of Gangsta’s Paradise.

The song won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Rap Performance and was Billboard Magazine’s number one single in 1995.

It went on to feature in the Dangerous Minds soundtrack and movie.

Coolio's music has featured in iconic movies like Space Jam, Clueless, The Big Payback, Panther and loads more.

He also composed the theme song for the popular TV series Kenan and Kel on Nickelodeon.

And he's had regular cameos in shows like Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Fear Factor, Charmed, Futurama and more.

 

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2006 saw Coolio release Return Of The Gangsta via Hardware Records.

The album featured some great appearances from L.V as well as a lead single Gangsta Walk Ft. Snoop Dogg.

While 2019 has seen the beginning of a major comeback for Coolio.

 

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Gangsta’s Paradise is set to be a feature song in the upcoming movie Sonic The Hedgehog.

His music has also featured on the new Netflix series Raising Dion.

 

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He also teamed up with Irish rap duo Versatile on their latest release Escape Wagon.

The Ringsend duo dropped the track with an accompanying music video last month.

The Grammy award winner raps a full verse on the track and opens with, "Yo cuz, Ringsend to Compton on the track."

"What the f**k's up with that?"

Tickets from €30.00 Inc. booking fee go on sale Friday December 13th at 10am from Ticketmaster.


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