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    Hip-Hop Legend Coolio Passes Away At 59-Years-Old

    Hip-hop music lives on forever in the hearts of music aficionados. The artists behind the music especially live on in the minds of hip-hop fans. Recently, the music industry lost another hip-hop legend, Coolio, the man who gave us chart-topping hits like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage.” Furthermore, the artist has sold over 17 million copies of his music worldwide! His hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise” helped him take home a Grammy in 1996. Today, Coolio’s hit song still resonates with old and new fans of his music, raking up several covers, and even billions of views. His music lives on forever.

                The Nature of Coolio’s Death

    Coolio
    via The New York Times

    It’s clear that Coolio’s music has impacted both old and new generations. The 90’s rapper has transcended over time, only getting better with age. Unfortunately, the legend left the rap community too soon this past Wednesday.

    CNN reported that firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a 911 call at the 2900th block of South Chesapeake Ave. at 4pm for a medical emergency.

    Unfortunately, when authorities arrived on the scene, they found an unresponsive male. Furthermore, they performed resuscitation efforts on Coolio for 45 minutes, but there’d been no response. The legendary rapper died at 5pm this Wednesday. Moreover his friend and manager, Jarez Posey, was the first to report to CNN that Coolio passed away. Making matters worse, the autopsy did little to reveal the cause of death. Though, the County Coroner assured us that a further investigation will be done.

                His Friends Give Their Tributes

    Coolio
    via East Idaho News

    It’s a sad day for the rap community, the hip-hop scene, and generally the world. Many artists and famous personalities have come forth to honor Coolio’s legacy with a tribute. “Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has been reaching out regarding his passing,” said Coolio’s talent manager, Sheila Finegan, in a statement.

    Others, like actor Lou Diamond, 50 Cent and NBA player Matt Bonner also shared their fondest memories of Coolio. We at Hypefresh give our sincerest condolences to the rapper’s family and friends.

     

     

     

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