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Goodie Mob Reunion at Masquerade Music Park

Atlanta-based Goodie Mob played a reunion show Saturday night, September 19, at the Masquerade Music Park. The Goodie Mob Reunion: Remember Atlanta presented by Shameless Plug. Opening acts were Pastor Troy and YoungBloodZ. Goodie Mob is widely considered one of the founding hip hop acts of the Dirty South movement. The group’s first album, Soul Food(1995), stands as one of the earliest Southern rap albums to emerge on a major label and, along with OutKast’s debut, essentially proved that rap was no longer a West and East Coast phenomenon. Goodie Mob consists of Cee-Lo (Thomas Callaway), Khujo (Willie Knighton, Jr.), T-Mo Goodie (Robert Barnett), and Big Gipp (Cameron Gipp).

The group’s name acts as a double backcronym. As explained on the track “Fighting” on Soul Food, Goodie Mob means “the GOOD DIE Mostly Over Bull—-”. Cee-Lo notes in a song off the Soul Foodalbum that, “[If] you take out one ‘O’ it stands for ‘GOD Is Every Man Of blackness.’ “Its members were all born in Atlanta, and the group is based there with the rest of the Dungeon Family, a collective which includes OutKast and P.A. (Parental Advisory). Goodie was first heard featured on several songs from OutKast’s first album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.

TELL US WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE CONCERT. (Photo Credit: Matt Alexandre/ www.robbsphotos.com)

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53 comments Add your comment

OUTKAST

September 20th, 2009
11:42 pm

Wish i could have been htere

brabraugh

September 21st, 2009
12:19 am

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This show was awesome. Goodie Mob did it did it and they probably could have kept going except for silly curfews. AND – no rain thru the show…awesome!

QuintonXperience

September 21st, 2009
1:19 am

Goodie mob embodies a whole culture. If you are from Atlanta you had to be there!

QuintonXperience

September 21st, 2009
1:23 am

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TheRealJayEmm

September 21st, 2009
7:30 am

Great show! Goodie-Mo crew put on for The A! It felt good to see Kizzy, P-Troy, Youngbloodz, Lil Will, Big Boi, Sleepy — easily, my most memorable concert.

TheRealJayEmm

September 21st, 2009
7:31 am

Forgot Backbone. Long overdue!

The Truth

September 21st, 2009
7:31 am

This group represents the ATL like they should. A group of young men that are never in trouble. They are the reason play this music. I need to see them one more time this year. It was a dream come true.

The Truth

September 21st, 2009
7:34 am

Oh yeah BACKBONE! Hundred on the highway….hey hey hey hey. We need to hear more of BACKBONE!

J. Seaport

September 21st, 2009
7:44 am

I’m upset I missed that one. I know they put on for the city!

Big Chief

September 21st, 2009
7:56 am

I’m in Iraq, so I missed this one, but it’s a LONG OVERDUE feeling that I have right now just reading this article and viewing these photos. Next Up…………… “OutKast”????? Maybe????

ant banks

September 21st, 2009
8:02 am

“well, my name is cee-lo and this is my game. for years i try to stay down, what mo’ can i say? saturday night, i might jus’ throw on some clothes and hit atlanta live and break a few rows. get a drank, stroll the hall, hol’ the wall, jus’ in case security can’t control the brawl. i done tol’ y’all i done got a litt’e too old to get off sweatin’ dancin’ round wit’ chall…”

ant banks

September 21st, 2009
8:07 am

how many people were there? was it a sellout? a lot of the hip-hop heads who follow goodie mo-b have children, like me, and couldn’t get out there.

Corduroy Johnson

September 21st, 2009
9:11 am

Probably one of the greatest shows I have seen in a long time. An attempt to capture the experience is as follows:
Black Pride + Southern Pride + Hip Hop as the soundtrack to your life = Southern Synergy

Nee

September 21st, 2009
9:21 am

Glad to see my Southwest Middle alumni still got it and more especially that Willie is doing well.

mike

September 21st, 2009
9:22 am

great show… they know how to put on a show.. dungeon family is back

GoodieMobGirl

September 21st, 2009
9:34 am

It’s good to see all the fans’ posts on this blog – however, if you are a real fan, you must know your lyrics. Ant, I hate to say it but, you have really screwed up one of Cee Lo’s best verses. Go back, get your CD, listen and try again!

VL

September 21st, 2009
9:35 am

Wish I could have been there….love ya Terry…we need you guys on top

Clint

September 21st, 2009
9:37 am

Man the concert was the best i ever been to. I spent the whole night waiting on 3stacks to show up though. the city needed that reunion. this Jerk stuff was about to take over. Dre where were you? you cant keep doin the home team like that.

Keep It Real

September 21st, 2009
9:44 am

I’m waiting for the next release… These guys really help put Atlanta Rap on the map. These guys tell it like it was growing up in Atlanta… I just might head over to the Beautiful for lunch.

"Longtime Lurker"

September 21st, 2009
9:47 am

This concert was so off the chain, that I cannot put into words! I felt like I was back in 94 again! One word, THANKS!!!!

Ville

September 21st, 2009
9:52 am

Epic night!!! I was just sorry it had to end so early. They had many more songs they could have done. We were chanting for an encore. Congratulations to the guys for making this event happen. I gets no better.

Ville

September 21st, 2009
9:54 am

Sorry! IT gets no better!

Love ATL

September 21st, 2009
10:07 am

The music and the feeling were awesome! Thanks Goodie Mob and all of the others for a soul-stirring revival…thank you Big Boi! When we gonna do it again?

timthebrave

September 21st, 2009
10:25 am

I wish I couldn’t have been there. I played them at my party saturday night and it still gets people up and dancing

Lady T

September 21st, 2009
10:25 am

I hate I miss this show.I know they put on big time. I hope they do another show.

ant banks

September 21st, 2009
10:27 am

GOODIE MOB GIRL,

i am a true fan, but i have gotten older. sorry, i grew up. i will pull the cd back out. lol. what are the lyrics. lol.

i knew i was forgettin’ somethin’ but hey. you can’t deny my fandom

ant banks

September 21st, 2009
10:29 am

i think that andre 3000 has mentally been left the dungeon family. he is on another level. big boi is still rooted.

King James II

September 21st, 2009
11:29 am

The show was a Classic. If you missed it….you REALLY did!

mike

September 21st, 2009
11:55 am

If Andre3k was in town, shame on him for not coming out and doing his verses on Black Ice, Thought Process, etc.. also very curious as to why big boi did not come out and do his verses on black ice, dirty south, get up get out.. but he came out and did his dro in the wind verse.. i saw him back there so its not like he was late or something.. weird

Who is Goodie Mob?

September 21st, 2009
11:55 am

Who is Goodie Mob? Oh yeah, they are a 1 average album group that came out in 1995. It’s over. They are about as good as the west coast’s DPGC. Too old and still rapping about the same thing. Enjoy the 5 sec of fame. Please don’t release a new album. You’ll embarrass yourself with no one buying the album and ruin your tiny legacy.

Cell Therapy

September 21st, 2009
12:07 pm

@ Who is Goodie Mob….S-T-F-U!!!!!!!!…u must be a lame

D.J.

September 21st, 2009
12:21 pm

To who is goodie mob… Stay the hell off the blog. If your not a fan then fall back and shut up.. You obviously have no idea what it was like in the ATL in the 1990’s. This era will never equal that one..

MsKing

September 21st, 2009
12:38 pm

The best concert I have been to in years!!!! GOODIE MOB did the damn thing!!! It was good to see Kizzy Rock, Pastor Troy and definitely the Young Bloodz!!! To see Gip, KhuJo, Cee-Lo and T-Mo come out, with ROCKY theme song and in that fabulous RED … it was well worth the wait. They probably woulda played on and on and on!!!

MR164

September 21st, 2009
12:41 pm

@Cell Therapy I second that.

Fly away

September 21st, 2009
12:42 pm

A wise group once said ” if you dont like what i say fly away, fly away. If you dont like where i stay FLY Away!!! you obviously are not from the A. SO do as the song say and Fly away!! Those of us that jammed to Goodie MOB in the 90’s up till saturday night ( and still are, on the ipod right now!!), know exactly who they are!!!

Rod from College Park

September 21st, 2009
12:45 pm

Classic night. Great concert. If you grew up in Atlanta in the 80’s and 90’s and you missed this concert, you should kill yourself. Great to see Mays High Alumni represent. Can someone please find 3 stacks.

Tre' Player

September 21st, 2009
1:22 pm

Now I would love to see a Dungeon Family Reunion concert fa sho! The Goodie MOb rocked the hell out of the Masquerade. But hey, if Cee-Lo could perform his solo hits, why not “We Servin’” by Big Gipp??? Dungeon Family 4 Life!!!

ant banks

September 21st, 2009
1:44 pm

ROD FROM COLLEGE PARK,

“If you grew up in Atlanta in the 80’s and 90’s and you missed this concert, you should kill yourself.”

are you an effin’ idiot? kill myself cause i didn’t make a GOODDIE MOB show? dude, you should off yourself for suggestin’ somethin’ so idiotic!!

i am suppose to leave my wife and kids, loved ones, and commit the cardinal sin ’cause i didn’t make it to see GOODDIE MOB!!

jus’ say it was a good show and we all missed it if we didn’t make it. don’t suggest that someone kills themselves for not makin’ it to the show. makes you sound like an effin’ idiot.

i am from the “A” allday, cambellton rd., panthers trail, greenbriar, delowe, venetian hill, dillard ave. WHAT?

Fly away

September 21st, 2009
2:03 pm

True dat!! It was a great show. I saw people being carried out and everything!! WHen pastor troy did ” no play in Ga!” IT was a wrap!! Youngbloodz was cool, wish they would have done “shakem off” but still a good performance. Then when GOODIE came out and ripped it from CELL THERAPY to WORLD PARTY.. I knew i had got my moneys worth. it was worth the 4 hours on my feet!

RODRJ32

September 21st, 2009
2:04 pm

How in the hell did I miss this show????? Does anyone know if MIXOL was there??? He was the producer on FIGHTING. Very talented dude. I was with him when he got his first turn table from his mom. Long live the GOODIE MO- B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Still Standing

September 21st, 2009
2:25 pm

Concert was LEGENDARY.. just like the group!!! Goodie w/ the live band… it was definitely OFFICIAL! I enjoyed every minute..especially the rockout remix of Cell Therapy…!!! I wish COOLBREEZE would have came out on “Dirty South”…!! It’s cool though.. I agree “NO HATERS” shld comment here.. This page II Trill! Go to the page of the artists/bands you like and comment there… b/c i guarantee you people on this page will take it personal.. and you don’t want that…hahahaha I had the same question bout Dre.. but imma keep my mouth of him.. out of respect..He still a BOSS!! Ant B, i agree,but u flippd out on buddy..lol People should quit sayin “kill yourself,” but it’s only a figure of speech. People don’t really want anyone to kill themselves.
GOODIE MOB!!! DF! OUTKAST!!

Bryan

September 21st, 2009
2:29 pm

It was awesome – the crowd felt like it was one big family.

Fly away

September 21st, 2009
2:36 pm

Bryan,
Maan i feel you!! Wasnt no drama, couple of pass outs but overall a great environment and feeling all the way around. The turn out was great. I heard it was sold out?!

BravesFan79

September 21st, 2009
2:38 pm

Hell yea, 90’s rap was so much better than today’s garbage. No wonder more and more people are turning back to Country and Rock. Goodie mob would of been a tight show to go to…..one of my favorites. Hate i missed it.

EyeCandy

September 21st, 2009
8:11 pm

AMAZING!!! This was what true ATLiens needed. This show took me back to high school. From the No Limit to the old school “booty shake”! My favorite part was when Cee-lo sung(not rapped) his verse to “Get up, Get out”. I was surprised by the mixed crowd,but pleased that EVERYONE seemed to know the words to EVERYTHING!

Southern Cutie

September 21st, 2009
10:00 pm

I’m sorry I missed the concert but hopefully the movement is coming around also, as we come of age and find the courage to face our issues and still have love and pride for ourselves!

juge miller

September 21st, 2009
11:14 pm

The mobb ripped it from beginning to end. Starting with red hots in the summer time and ending with i wanna be free, it was a show to be remembered for the ages. Hopefully we will all get lucky and have a great christmas concert like old days…s.w. atl…..BREAK!!

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Qube Goodie

September 22nd, 2009
4:04 pm

This show was that str8 fie fie delish, I mean “put some fire on dat ass end of dat weed, cause in the s.w.a.t.s red hots dont drip or bleed!” That opening was serious,the whole show was awesome! my question is when is the next show?? Because im there dude!

Dana Dane

September 22nd, 2009
10:35 pm

Enter your comments here Damn!!!!! This was the Sickest concert i’ve eva been to. For one night “The Real Atl.” put it down! Everybody came with their “A-Game” from Pastor Troy, Youngbloodz,Coolbreeze,Big Boi, and of course The Goodie M.O.B. Dungeon Family thank you for one of the best nights of mine and my girlfriends life. Now c’mon wit dat new album?!!!!!!!!!!!!