Out of the Projects, Into The Studio
From being involved in gangs, violence, and drugs to becoming a Grammy award-winning rapper, Coolio shares his story of overcoming adversity in order to follow his dreams. This in depth look into the rapper’s life reveals another side to the music icon. Audiences will be inspired as he reflects on his upbringing, family, and finding a will and a way to turn his life around.
Heritage Begins Within: Inspiring & Empowering Our Youth
Not only does Coolio work to motivate audiences through his lyrics, but also through his experiences empowering youth. Using his heritage as a foundation, Coolio aims to bring together your community by providing advice to kids, adults, and people across the nation in order to make the world a better place.
Rhythm of The Street: A Hip-Hop View of Current Events
Hip-hop music has greatly influenced Coolio, playing a large role in defining his views on current events. Ranging from racial issues to education to global warming and more, the rapper discusses what it will take for younger generations to become empowered to fight for change by following the same rhythm of the street.
My Rap on Music
In this lecture, Coolio tells his personal story of rising to fame and being the top rapper in the game during the 90s. He also shares the struggles he faced in the music industry as he climbed the ladder of success, performing a couple of his hit tracks for audiences to enjoy.
A “Gangsta’s Paradise”: Coolio the Humanitarian
Coolio landed a number one hit in the song “Gansta’s Paradise,” but this accomplishment doesn’t define the Grammy award-winning rapper. He finds his true “paradise” in spreading the word on the importance of humanitarian efforts. Coolio talks about juggling a hip-hip and acting career along with being a philanthropist, all while raising a family. He is an advocate for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, in addition to many other various charities. Listen to what he has to say through his unique perspective on giving back to the community.