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Coolio, Rapper and Poker Player

One of the famous Hollywood celebrities who love to play poker is Coolio. Prior to being engaged in acting, he was first known as a rap musician. Coolio continues to be a rap musician up to this day and age, and believes that rap musicians possess some characteristics that poker players possess, which is why he considers himself as one of the good players of such casino game. We are here to talk about the life of Coolio as a performer and as a celebrity poker player.

The real name of Coolio is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. He was born in Compton, California on August 1, 1963. He started in the 1990s as a member of a rap group. It was in 1994 when he first released a solo album but it was his album in 1995, titled "Gangsta's Paradise," that made him successful. Unfortunately, the next albums he released were not as successful as "Gangsta's Paradise." However, some of his songs have been successfully used in such motion pictures as "Dangerous Minds" and "Clueless."

Coolio's career as a rap musician allowed him to appear on several television programs. Some of those shows are "Joey," "Hollywood Squares," "Charmed," "Futurama," "Fear Factor," "Arliss," "Malcolm & Eddy," "The Nanny," "Duckman," "Sabrina: The Teenaged Witch," "Dangerous Minds," "Space: Above & Beyond," and "Martin."

Aside from television appearances, Coolio was seen on several motion pictures as well. Among these are "Pterodactyl," "Dracula 3000," "Daredevil," "Judgment Day," and "Batman & Robin."

Coolio believes that in order to gain an advantage in the hip hop industry, rap musicians need to have the skill to recognize opportunities, and in times of difficulties, they should not show any sign of weakness. These are the same characteristics that poker players should have. Coolio definitely possesses these characteristics, which make him a proficient rap artist and poker player.

This celebrity poker player learned how to play poker at a very young age. In fact, he was already playing skillfully when he was only thirteen years old. This celebrity poker player has a poker face. He can play without showing any facial expression. In fact, he can deceive his opponents by appearing sleepy during a play.

This celebrity poker player was one of the first celebrities who participated in the television program "Celebrity Poker Showdown." This is where a lot of people witnessed how he used his sleepy-eyed style to mislead his opponents.

Being street smart is a trait that both rap musicians and poker players should learn. In the case of Coolio, he need not learn such traits. This celebrity poker player has always been street smart, which is why he is successful in both aspects, namely, doing rap and playing poker.

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