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Coolio Once Said Music ‘Saved’ His Life: ‘If I Wasn’t Doing Hip-Hop, I’d Be Dead, in Jail or on Drugs’

The “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper died Wednesday in Los Angeles at 59

Coolio once credited his music career with keeping him alive and healthy.

The “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper, who died on Wednesday at age 59, opened up to PEOPLE in 2005 for a wide-ranging interview that touched on his career, his personal life and his aspirations.

During the revealing chat, Coolio reflected on a severe bout with writer’s block, which he said found him questioning his intentions in creating music.

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