As part of the 2017 Central Carolina Fair Concert Series, Coolio will perform in concert at White Oak Amphitheatre on September 14 at 8 p.m.
The concert is FREE with paid Fair admission ($8 for adults).
Coolio initially took over the world rap scene through the “Gangsta’s Paradise” release, which won a Grammy in 1996 for Best Rap Performance, Solo. “Gangsta’s Paradise” would also be featured on the “Dangerous Minds” soundtrack and movie. “Gangsta’s Paradise,” also featuring L.V. on vocals, was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Song of the Year. It sold over six million copies and was Billboard Magazine’s number one single in 1995.
The world recognition led to Coolio’s music being featured in several major motion pictures including: “Space Jam,” “Clueless,” “The Big Payback,” “Panther,” “New Jersey Drive,” “The Jerk Boys,” “Eddie,” “Half Baked” and many more. He also composed the theme song for the popular TV series “Kenan and Kel” on Nickelodeon.
Coolio’s long list of accolades include an American Music Award, three MTV awards, two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and a World Music Award. He has received six Grammy nominations (1994, 1995 and 1996), two Billboard Music Awards (1994 and 1996), two ASCAP awards(1996, 1997), four American Online awards (1996) and was the Playboy Music Poll winner in 1997.