Newton, MA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Coolio, the music icon behind “Gangsta’s Paradise,” “Fantastic Voyage,” and other hits is scheduling speaking engagements exclusively through American Program Bureau (APB). From his humble upbringings and troubled youth to becoming an icon of the Hip Hop culture, Coolio shares his inspiring life story of overcoming adversity and achieving one’s dreams.
Despite the difficult environment in which he was raised, the Grammy-winning artist shows audiences that following your dreams is possible, no matter your background. Coolio got his start performing in many local Los Angeles rap contests, but his big break came when he signed to Tommy Boy Records and released his debut solo album, It Takes a Thief. After the success of his debut, Coolio orchestrated the song “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the movie Dangerous Minds. “Gangsta’s Paradise” ended up becoming one of the most successful rap songs of all time, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks. Currently, Coolio is touring and promoting his best-selling cookbook, Cookin’ with Coolio.
With his wide range of experiences and talents, Coolio inspires audiences to stay on track and fight for change. He speaks from a place of honesty and energy, sharing unique perspectives on music, youth empowerment, and current events relevant to today’s popular culture. In addition, he often combines his storytelling capabilities with musical performance, revealing the man behind the persona who was able to find a will and a way to turn his life around.
Organizations wishing to book Coolio should contact American Program Bureau at 1-617-614-1600 for information on available dates and program topics. For more information on American Program Bureau, please visit http://www.apbspeakers.com. For a profile on Coolio, please visit http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/coolio.
About American Program Bureau
Founded in 1965, American Program Bureau has long provided a forum for the world’s most creative voices in music and performance to be heard. APB's roster includes some of Hip Hop's most influential names including Ice-T, Azure Antoinette, Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons, Saul Williams, Coolio and more.
The global leader in the professional speaking industry, APB exclusively represents hundreds of speakers and serves thousands of clients worldwide. Today, APB represents the top thought leaders across the realms of government, business, technology, science and entertainment, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson, Michael Douglas and many others.
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