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Band Name Origins:

  • According to an interview he gave on British TV the name comes from "Coolio Eglasias", a nickname he was give because he used to play Spanish guitar which to his friends sounded like Julio Eglasias songs. After that he was always called 'Coolio'. Submitted by: Calloomio

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Artis Ivey. Submitted by: treva

Also known as: Artis Ivey Jr.. Submitted by: Hakim

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dear God, The Convent, Submerged, Judgment Day, China Strike Force, Stealing Candy, Red Water, Code Hunter, Grad Night, Pterodactyl, Exposed, Move " - Michael Prymula

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)"He mentions: "Grab your partner, dot-see-do, if you don't know who it is, it's Coolio." - Mickey D.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Ghetto Khartoum""Ghetto Cartoon"Blake DeKalb
"Gangsta's Pair O' Dice""Gangsta's Paradise"Regina Haniger
"Gangsta's Paradox""Gangsta's Paradise"rapper

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ghetto Carton" originally "Ghetto Cartoon"
Dionne Peacewick

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Gangsta's Paradise""Jersey Paradise"Michael Pacholek
"Gangsta’s Paradise""Swimmer’s Paradise"SwimPuff165
"Gangster’s Paradise""College Paradise"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Gangsters Paradise""Gangsters Pair Of Dice"Dragonflam3
"Gangsta's Paradise""90's Paradise"Timmy Menard
"Gangsta's Paradise""Internal Parasites"bearpancreas
"Gangsta's Paradise""Boy Scout Paradise"Demolition Derby Ford Pinto
"Gansta's Paradise""Plastic Paradise"Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran
"Gangster's Paradise""Black Coffee Paradise"Annie (Anny)
"Gangsta's Paradise""Wenger's Paradise"Michael Pacholek

There are additional Coolio song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Gangsta's ParadisePolice DepartmentSephiroth

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Gangnam Style
Gangstas' Paradise
Gangnam Style Paradise
Pete Worst
Welcome to Paradise
   Green Day
Gangsta's Paradise
Welcome to Gangsta's Paradise
Have You Met Miss Jones
   Robbie Williams
Gangsta's Paradise
Have You Met Miss Jones in Gangsta's Paradise?
Rocky Mak
Running From Paradise
   Hall and Oates
Gangsta's Paradise
Running From Gangsta's Paradise
There are additional Coolio duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Daddy Coolio
Daddy Cool combined with Coolio
Australian rock meets American rap.
Submitted By: Nathan
Super Coolio
Supercool combined with Coolio
Supercool was a short-lived early 2000s glam rock supergroup. If they joined forces with a certain 1990s rapper, would he become a superhero?
Submitted By: Zeke
LL Coolio J
LL Cool J combined with Coolio
Submitted By: Dak
Coolio And The Gang
Kool And The Gang combined with Coolio
Submitted By: K.Y.L.E

There are additional Coolio Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
As they cook, I see myself pi*sed from smoke
Original Lyrics:
As they croak, I see myself in the pistol smoke
"C U When U Get There"
Misheard Lyrics:
I destroyed my whole life
To make it to the mountain peak
Original Lyrics:
I just strived my whole life
To make it to the mountain peak
"C U When U Get There"
Misheard Lyrics:
I destroyed my whole life to make it to the mountain peak
Original Lyrics:
I just strived my whole life to make it to the mountain peak
"Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
We keep spending most of our time
Original Lyrics:
We keep spending most our lives
There are additional Coolio misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Fantastic Voyage"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you sink ships just get inside
Original Lyrics:
Don't you say s*** just get inside

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

R.I.P. Artis Leon Ivey Jr. A.K.A. Coolio (1963-2022).

There are additional Coolio misheard stories available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Gangster's Paradise"
The Dated Lyrics:
'I'm 23 now, but will I live to see 24?'
Why They're Dated:
He obviously did live to see 24 and several birthdays after as well.
Submitted by: Princess J

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Fantastic Voyage"
The Song Lyrics:
Wanna take you there like the Staple Singers
Song They Mention:
He is referring to "I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers, although not mentioning it precisely by name.
Submitted by: nally
"1,2,3,4, Sumpin' New"
The Song Lyrics:
Help! I need somebody!
Song They Mention:
Help! by the Beatles
Submitted by: Paul Warren
There are additional Coolio Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Oo, Coil Submitted by: Paige Evans
Lo, I Coo Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss
Just like a dove?

Song Title Anagrams:

"Art Said, 'Pass An Egg'" originally "Gangsta's Paradise"
Submitted by: Ken
"A Gangster Is Sad, Pa" originally "Gangsta's Paradise"
Submitted by: Ken
"Gaga's Spider Satan" originally "Gangsta's Paradise"
Submitted by: Evan

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Ghetto Cartoon"
The Lyrics:
Donald had beef, so Mickey couldn't sleep.
Bugs Bunny had the props on the East Side spots
Goofy was Mickey Mouse right-hand man
Called Pixie and Dixie, two killers from Chicago
Huey and Dewey and Louie with a shot down Mickey Mouse Main-h* Minnie
Huckleberry had a Deputy, by the name of dog, eyewitness to the crime was Kermit the Frog.
Cause the shot that they missed hit his home-boy Elmer
So they called in the Feds, Beetlejuice, and Miss Piggy.
Quick Draw McGraw took two to the head
So Tom and Jerry stuck 'em on the way to the kitchen
But they both got smoked by Jabberjaw the Shark.
Mickey, Donald, Minnie, Goofy, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were in many Disney cartoons, movies, and shows such as "Disneyland", Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd were on "The Bugs Bunny Show", Huckleberry Hound and Pixie and Dixie were on "The Huckleberry Hound Show", Deputy Dawg was in "The Deputy Dawg Show", Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, though not cartoons were on "The Muppet Show", Beetlejuice was a movie and a TV Show, "Quick Draw McGraw" had a TV Show in the early 60's, Tom and Jerry were seen on Television many times, and "Jabberjaw" had a TV Show in the 70's.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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