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.
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