Coolio Hoped to Keep Playing as He Aged Like the Rolling Stones: ‘Why Can’t Hip-Hop Be Like That?’

Coolio had goals to proceed with his music profession profound into his later years before his less than ideal passing. The “Gangsta’s Heaven” rapper, who died on Wednesday at age 59, opened up to Individuals in 2005 about his expectations when it came to performing, and said he had plans to be the “main rapper to go platinum” at 50 years of age.

“I will be the primary rapper to try and be rapping at 50,” said Coolio, who was 41 at the hour of the meeting. “I’m doing it since it should be finished.

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How could it be that rock ‘n’ roll felines can keep their professions until they’re 60, yet most rappers’ vocations are over in their mid 30s?” Coolio proceeded: “F — that. It’s somewhat ridiculous. The Dramatizations are as yet doing shows. The Drifters are still really rich and selling out shows at damn close to 80.

For what reason mightn’t? You got rock ‘n’ roll felines coming out acting in wheelchairs.

For what reason mightn’t? For what reason can’t hip-bounce be that way?” The Grammy Grant winning performer said he felt it wasn’t “correct” that the vocations of specialists like Grandmaster Caz and Melle Mel had fumbled, and that he wanted to get things done other hip-bounce craftsmen still couldn’t seem to accomplish.

“I lounge around and attempt to consider things that no one’s finished at this point, and no one’s had a fruitful rap vocation after 40,” he said.

“Kids today don’t have the foggiest idea who Public Foe is… Their music implied something to me.”

He proceeded: “A ton of the children don’t have any idea who I am, however s — , even 10-year-olds know who I’m. I actually got a fan base, and here’s the kill part: melodiously and expertise wise, I’m four levels above where I was the point at which ‘Gangsta’s Heaven’ was out. I’m significantly more talented, I can rap.”

Similarly as he’d trusted, Coolio went on in music until his demise.

His last studio collection, From the Last 2 the Top, was delivered in 2009, however he kept performing, and he made that big appearance once and for all on Friday in Cypress, Texas.

The star (genuine name Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was likewise working diligently on new music, and told The Irish Inspector in July that he was dealing with a cooperation with Christy Dignam of the Irish musical gang Aslan.

“We’ve quite recently got into it. We’re dealing with a track. We haven’t even begun composing any verses.

The track is being worked at this very moment,” he said. “Some place inside the following four to about a month and a half we ought to have something substantial we could work with.”


The rapper died at a companion’s home in Los Angeles on Wednesday. No reason for death has been delivered.