Coolio to Star in Reality Series on the Oxygen Cable Network

Grammy Award winning rapper Coolio is set to star in a new reality show on the women’s cable network Oxygen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oxygen has ordered six half-hour episodes of Coolio & the Gang which will follow the 44 year-old MC as he raises six teenagers on his own, manages his career and launches a clothing line. “Coolio is a single dad raising kids, and it’s got a lot of unconventional parenting aspects to it,” said Debbie Beece, Vice President of programming and marketing at Oxygen. “He wants his kids to do as he says, not as he does.” The Compton, California based MC gained widespread notoriety in 1995 when his song “Gangster’s Paradise,” recorded for the film Dangerous Minds, earned him a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com TonyBee

    This will be better than the rock of love shit.

  • Kenny

    Wow, Coolio on Oxygen how queer?

  • brebre

    HOW LOW HE CAN GO…

  • Latino Heat

    Wow. its official xxl has nothing else to report on. it must be a slow ass day. who cares about el cool magnifico. (thats not a joke, he really released a album under that name.)

  • DURTY

    MAN 4 THE LOVE MONEY GOTDAMMIT

  • http://myspace/wilpowermusicproductions Sir Wil

    I’m glad to see another rap artist getting an opportunity to make money but I must admit, it’s a surprise. I never would’ve guessed a hip hop hater like Oprah would put a show with a rapper on her network. First she won’t let rappers on her show even though she’ll have the people who work with them (like the cast of black&white but not Ice Cube), and now she has this on Oxygen. I guess that hipocrite doesn’t mind getting paid off of Hip Hop though. Sir Wil of myspace.com/wilpowermusicproductions.

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