Brief Biography and History of Goodie Mob
Goodie Mob(an acronym for Good Die Mostly Over Bullshit) was one of the first hip-hop groups to hail from the Dirty South and pioneers of their era. The Atlanta-based group consists of four members, Cee-Lo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo Goodie, and T-Mo.
Goodie Mob was one of the first hip-hop groups to hail from the Dirty South and pioneers of their era. The Atlanta-based group consists of four members, Cee-Lo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo Goodie, and T-Mo.
The groupís first album, Soul Food (1995) was widely acclaimed and made them undeniably one of the most respected groups in the Dirty South scene, if not the most respected. The album was one of the first Southern rap albums to be on a major label and, along with the debut of Outkast, basically proved that rap was no longer a West and East Coast phenomenon, putting Atlanta on the hip-hop map.
The sophomore album of Goodie Mob, Still Standing (1998), considerably expanded the fanbase of the group just as the Dirty South movement erupted into motion and broke into the mainstream with OutKast's Aquemini. The group kept their same sincerity with this album and proved to be in close allegiance with fellow Dungeon Family members, Outkast.
In 1999, the group released World Party, their third album, an album that entailed much more commercial-tuned songs. The commericalness of the album was a change for the group that normally prided themselves on sincerity, and partly led to conflicts within the group.
In 2002, Goodie Mob broke apart, starting with Cee-Lo Green embarking on a solo career and releasing the critically acclaimed album, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections (2002), which received limited commercial success.
Big Gipp also followed Cee-Loís steps, releasing his solo, Mutant Mind Frame in 2003 while remaining with Goodie Mob.
Despite the group's woes as performers and as people, their new album One Monkey Don't Stop No Show was released in June 2003, without Cee-Lo . To prevent people from assuming that the "monkey" mentioned in the album's title might be a reference to former member Cee-Lo , the current members have stated that it is actually more or less a reference to the industry (Goodie Mob was dropped from Arista after lackluster sales of their commercial effort World Party). The group's missing member returned to the group in 2005
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