Coolie Ranx never ceases to amaze the music scene. After almost a decade of singing in the Toasters and fronting his band Pilfers, Coolie Ranx is back with a new music endeavor as a solo artist. He’s now pushing the envelop with a new fusion of reggae/dancehall and hardcore, dubbed “raggacore”.
The raggacore sound is so intense, that it’s impossible for anyone listening to stay still. Coolie blends lyrics of deep thought with the heavy-hitting raggacore sounds. Coolie often sings about tales of love and issues of social consciousness, to which everyone can relate. His fans are often inspired by his positive attitude toward life.
After four years with the Toasters, Coolie felt the desire to branch out and form a band of his own. Along with Vinny Nobile of Bim Skala Bim fame, they formed Pilfers, a band which pushed the envelop of ska/reggae/punk music. Their flavor, which was the precursor to raggacore, was well received. They toured all around the U.S. and Europe with the likes of Reel Big Fish, Buju Banton, and the Roots. On the road, they sold over 10,000 copies of their self-titled CD on their own, which led them to a recording contract with Mojo Records. On Mojo, they recorded Chawalaleng. In mid-2001, differences in the band led them to split.
He threw his hat into acting also a passion of his. His 1st endeavor landed him a role in Grand Theft Auto !V as Little Jacob. The game sold 6 Million globally in the first week.
Since then, Coolie has be in the studio recording his solo Cd and will reunite with his band Pilfers to record what is said to be the final installment record due to released late summer early fall. Open your mind and ears to the intense vibes of raggacore and you won’t go home disappointed.