Coolio is reportedly trying to sell the music rights to his entire back catalogue of songs so that he can fund his career as a world famous cook.
The rapper’s songs include, “Rollin’ With My Homies,” and “Gangsta’s Paradise,” alongside 121 other songs, and he is prepared to start the bidding at the measly sum of $140,000 for his collection of tracks.
Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, Jr., intends to release a series of follow-up books to 2009′s, “Cookin With Coolio,” with the money, while he is also looking to expand and develop his online cookery show, which is also called, Cookin With Coolio.
The book, “Cookin With Coolio,” sees the musician reveal the various tricks behind making thirty-minute meals, and it boasts, “There’s only one thing that Coolio’s been doing longer than rapping: cooking.”
His various recipes promise to provide solid comfort foods that are both healthy and reasonably priced. This included the method for the likes of Soul Rolls, Finger-Lickin, Rib-Stickin, and Fall-Off-the-Bone-and-into-your-Mouth Chicken.
Meanwhile, the cookery programme to accompany Coolio’s literature, which premiered only a year after he was convicted on charges of possessing crack-cocaine, saw the hip-hop star come out with a series of quotable quips.
Coolio stated, “I’m the ghetto Martha Stewart, the black Rachel Ray,” as well as remarking, “This dish ain’t just called Karate Meat because it’s got an Asian kick to it. It’s called Karate Meat because it will beat you up like a pigeon in prison.”
Coolio hasn’t released an album since 2009′s, From The Bottom 2 The Top, which was his sixth record. However, it didn’t rival his most successful album, 1995′s, Gangsta’s Paradise, which sold over three million copies in the US, and featured the titular single that was used in Michelle Pfeiffer’s movie, Dangerous Minds.
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