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Coolio

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The Resume

    (August 1, 1963-September 28, 2022)
    Birth name is Artis Leon Ivey, Jr.
    Recorded 'Gangsta Paradise,' 'Fantastic Voyage,' '1,2,3,4,' and 'Dial A Jam'

Why he might be annoying:

    He got the nickname Coolio because a friend once jokingly called him Coolio Iglesias.
    When he was 17 years old, he spent 10 months in jail for trying to cash a check from an armed robbery.
    He has a weird hairdo.
    He has five children through four different women.
    He has a tattoo of his nickname 'Boo' and a Playboy bunny smoking a cigarette.
    He was addicted to crack.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is a positive rapper.
    As a teenager he was almost a member of the Crips gang, but was able to talk his way out of it.
    He inspired the 'Weird' Al Yankovic spoof, 'Amish Paradise.'

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 110 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 34 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 80 Votes: 41.25% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 19 Votes: 78.95% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 42 Votes: 54.76% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 47 Votes: 42.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 29 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 264 Votes: 55.30% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 47 Votes: 82.98% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 71 Votes: 67.61% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 118 Votes: 44.92% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 83 Votes: 74.70% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 130 Votes: 70.77% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 151 Votes: 65.56% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 452 Votes: 69.47% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 411 Votes: 70.56% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 804 Votes: 66.92% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2141 Votes: 70.67% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4626 Votes: 64.83% Annoying