I like Coolio. He’s always had kind of positive persona during an era in Hip-Hop when its biggest star was facing murder charges (Snoop Dogg) and a ridiculous genre called Horror Rap was trying to hit the mainstream.
He first burst onto the scene in the early-90′s as a grim storyteller from the West Coast but when that did not generate sales, he reinvented himself as an MTV-friendly caricature and soon his career took off with two huge 90′s hits, “Fantastic Voyage” and the Grammy-winning “Gangsta’s Paradise”.
It’s fair to say that Coolio has not had a healthy lifestyle since then. You’d think fame and fortune and all the available white girls a guy could ever want would change him, right? Nope. He was arrested in 2009 for Crack possession. Judging by a recent performance last week, it appears that Coolio is not well and needs some professional help.
As how this relates to The Wax Morgue; like most celebrities, Coolio has his very own certified autograph. This one comes from Topps’ set for the giant turd of a film, Daredevil. I don’t remember much about that film besides cheesy dialogue and a black Kingpin but apparently Coolio was in it.
Good for him …
There are several different copies available on eBay.