Before you catch US hip hop identity Coolio at his run of Australian shows this August, make sure you’re up to date with his culinary adventures.

As well as owning the mic, the rap star also owns the fork, spatula, mixing bowl, and his speciality recipe ‘The Soul Roll’.

As well as his string of successful online cooking tutorials, the rapper/chef also has his very own Cooking with Coolio’ cookbook, which features recipes for his very own ‘ghetto cuisine’ and lessons in how to cook ‘Blasian’ (Black Asian) and ‘Ghettalian’ (Ghetto Italian).

Looking to catch the multi facet Grammy Award winning talent in the flesh? His tour stops over in all major cities, as well as gracing a number of regional areas including Ballarat and Newcastle with his all star talent:

Coolio Australian Tour 2014

Thursday 31st July: Ballarat, Karova Lounge

Friday 1st August: Melbourne, Brown Alley

Saturday 2nd August: Sydney, Establishment

Monday 4th August: Canberra, Transit

Wednesday 6th August: Sydney, TBC

Thursday 7th August: Gold Coast, East88

Friday 8th August: Adelaide, HQ

Saturday 9th August: Hobart, Republic Bar

Sunday 10th August: Newcastle, King Street Hotel

Tuesday 12th August: Brisbane, Conniston Lane