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Con Voyage: Coolio: Camden Underworld, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 10 September 1994

SOME PEOPLE with hidden agendas berate Arrested Development and Public Enemy endlessly for touring with rock bands. ...

Coolio: The Big Payback

Profile and Interview by Carol Cooper, Rolling Stone, 22 September 1994

COOLIO gets a phat return on his dues with 'FANTASTIC VOYAGE' ...

Coolio Like That

Profile and Interview by William Shaw, Details, December 1994

Coolio's fantastic voyage, from crackhead to platinum rap star ...

Coolio: Natural Born Chiller

Interview by Angus Batey, Vox, March 1995

Ice-T, Ice Cube, LL Cool J... The West Coast of America is famous for its frozen rappers. Now cometh the latest million-selling iceman: Coolio ...

Coolio: Hot Links

Report by RJ Smith, L.A. Weekly, 7 March 1995

IN A CITY where racial tensions are concealed until they erupt, the public schools are where Angelenos deal straight-up with their differences. And in a ...

Coolio: Gangsta's Paradise (Tommy Boy 1141)

Review by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 21 November 1995

THE PHENOMENAL success of the single 'Gangsta's Paradise', taken from the Dangerous Minds soundtrack has hastened this, the album of the same name. It's Coolio's all important ...

Coolio: Paradise Regained

Interview by Cliff Jones, The Face, December 1995

At 15 Coolio embraced a life of crime and violence that left him addicted to crack and almost dead. His song 'Gangsta's Paradise' is the ...

Coolio: Paradise Found

Interview by Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone, 14 December 1995

Coolio completes his fantastic voyage from the mean streets of Los Angeles to the top of the pop charts ...

Coolio: Paradise Lost And Found

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, i-D, January 1996

Once the grim fictions of gangsta rap were Coolio's reality: gangs, guns, crack addiction, jail. Now he's swapped sin for salvation and notoriety for celebrity. ...

Coolio: The Grand, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 5 January 1996

Gangsta takes rap to new level ...

Coolio: He's Got The Whole World In His Hand

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, March 1996

Ex-crackhead, erstwhile firman and father of five, Coolio all but conquered the planet with 'Gangsta's Paradise' — but he's not letting it go to his ...

Biggie, Tupac et al: Hollywood or Bust-up

Report and Interview by William Shaw, The Observer, 7 July 1996

New York can lay claim to having invented rap, but LA has violently rewritten the rules. William Shaw charts an increasingly bitter rivalry ...

Notorious B.I.G.: B.I.G. Trouble

Report by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, October 1996

When the US hip hop elite hits the road, you expect sparks, right? When you put together names from the East and West Coast on ...

Coolio: My Soul (Tommy Boy) ***

Review by Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone, 21 August 1997

Paradise Lost ...

Coolio: My Soul (Tommy Boy)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 30 August 1997

THE MAN christened Artis Ivey is back with his third opus, having conquered the pop cosmos with 'Gangsta's Paradise' two years ago. He's still got ...

Coolio: To Live and Thrive in LA

Interview by Gavin Martin, Vox, September 1997

Since 'Gangsta's Paradise' took over the world's radio-waves last year, untold riches and COOLIO have been close bedfellows. But does it make him happy? Despite ...

Coolio: Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Live Review by Paul Sexton, The Times, 20 October 1997

Fantastic voyage of rap to suburbia ...


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