The estate of Coolio, the Grammy Award-winning west coast legend who passed away last September, just released the latest single & music video, “A Star Is Born”, off the upcoming posthumous album LONG LIVE COOLIO. The new song features Treach of Naughty By Nature, MC Shan, and long-time producer/collaborator DJ Wino.
Prior to his untimely death at age 59 Coolio and DJ Wino had been wrapping up in the studio, recording what would have been the rapper’s first studio album release since 2009’s From The Bottom 2 the Top.
Speaking exclusively to Chad Kiser, DJ Wino said, “We started off as label mates, and 35 years later we still eating off the same plate. Hip-hop brought this together and forever will be indebted.”
Earlier this year the hip-hop emcee’s estate, along with 1 Pic Entertainment and Strategic Media Entertainment/Intercept Music, released “Tag You It”, featuring Too Short, and the single’s accompanying music video. The visual, directed by Ken Francis and Kniknotti, marks the last piece of content Coolio appears in before his passing.