Cookin' with Coolio

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Cookin' with Coolio
Cookin With Coolio Logo.jpg
Presented byCoolio
Country of originUnited States
Producer(s)Elan Gale
Original networkMy Damn Channel
Original release07/23/2014

Cookin' with Coolio is a web-based cooking instruction program starring West Coast rapper Coolio. The show is an offshoot of the now cancelled Coolio's Rules. It appears on the web video network My Damn Channel.[1] and is produced by Dead Crow Pictures.[2] The show is also a promotion for a cookbook by Coolio of the same name.[3]

About the host[edit]

Cookin with Coolio is hosted by Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), better known by the stage name Coolio. Coolio is an American Grammy Award-winning musician, rapper, actor, and record producer. He is best known for the Grammy Award-winning song "Gangsta's Paradise", and the theme song for Kenan & Kel, a Nickelodeon show from 1996 to 2000.

Coolio often refers to himself as the "ghetto Martha Stewart" and the "black Rachael Ray." He started cooking when he was young. He learned to cook with simple ingredients as he lacked basic necessities to prepare elaborate dishes.[4]


  1. ^ My Damn Channel. "Cookin' With Coolio". Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Cookin' With Coolio On Internet TV". Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  3. ^ (18 November 2009). "Straight outta Coolio". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  4. ^ Serious Eats. "The Ghetto Gourmet: Cookin' with Coolio". Retrieved 13 May 2012.

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