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Latest Reality Star? The Gangsters Paradise Of Coolio

Posted By on October 30, 2007

Rapper/actor Coolio will star in a new reality television series titled Coolio & The Gang, which will debut next year on the Oxygen Network.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reality series features the rapper raising six teenagers while juggling a rap career and clothing line.

Coolio, 44, hit big in 1994 with the single "Fantastic Voyage" from the album It Takes A Thief and the Grammy Award winning "Gangsta's Paradise" from the quadruple platinum album of the same name the following year.

"Coolio is a single dad raising kids, and it's got a lot of unconventional parenting aspects to it. He wants his kids to do as he says, not as he does," said Debby Beece, president of programming and marketing at Oxygen.