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Coolio’s final ‘Futurama’ appearance includes new song and tribute to the artist

Prior to his death, Coolio voiced the show’s character Kwanzaa-Bot

  • 3 September 2023
Coolio’s final ‘Futurama’ appearance includes new song and tribute to the artist

Coolio's final appearance Futurama features a tribute to the late rapper, as well as a new track.

The rapper had voiced the character Kwanzaa-Bot in 2001; this final appearance includes new music as well as an on-screen tribute to the artist.

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Coolio first appeared for a two episode run, but in Futurama's reboot - the team behind the show had asked for him to reprise the role.

Coolio’s final feature on the show is titled ‘I Know What You Did Next Xmas’, and aired on Monday including a rap from the artist about his Christmas list.

“Yo, Santabot, I’ma drop my ‘Futurama’ X-Mas list for 3023. Y’all ready for this? I’m about to get nice!” he raps as Kwanzaa-Bot according to NME. “Kwanzaabot, yeah! Gimme 12 Slurms a-slurping, 11 Benders burping, 1o episodes dropping!”

The episode ends with a tribute to the rapper reading: “In memory of Coolio.”

At the end of the episode, a tribute is paid to the rapper as Kwanzaa-Bot disappears into the

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The ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ artist died aged 59 in September last year from cardiac arrest.

The West Coast rapper - real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr - career began in 1994 with his debut album ‘It Takes a Thief’ and went on to become a Grammy-award-winning artist.

Since his death, Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ re-entered the charts in countries including Greece, Belgium and the UK for the first time since 1996.

Watch a clip from Coolio’s final appearance in Futurama below.

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