Monday, September 14, 2009

What Ya'll Really Know About The Dirty South?

Goodie Mob Reunites for September Concert in Atlanta
by Shea Oliver

Artists Cee-Lo, Big Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo, members of the southern rap group Goodie Mob will perform together in their native Atlanta at Masquerade Park on September 19th 2009, for a reunion concert to ask the world again what ya’ll really know about the Dirty South? The concert respectfully named “Remember Atlanta” will feature Goodie Mob and appearances by other members of the Dungeon Family including Big Boi of OutKast.

A product of Rico Wade’s Dungeon Family basement studio, Goodie Mob released their debut album Soul Food in 1995 and coined the phrase Dirty South, a track of the same name on the album. The group enjoyed modest success in Hip Hop industry after following in the footsteps of Dungeon Family label mates Big Boi and Andre 3000 of the group OutKast. The group released three more albums Still Standing (1998), World Party (1999) in which member Cee-Lo departed to pursue a solo career, One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (2004), and Livin’ Life As Lumberjacks (2005) featuring member Big Gipp on only two of the songs.

Possible reunion rumors had been circulating for years especially since the entire group performed on stage together, unannounced, during a Nelly concert at The Tabernacle in Atlanta in 2008. They all performed once before in 2006 at a Gnarls Barkley concert. “The Goodie Mob reunion is something we have collectively talked about doing for a long time. The people have called for it, and with the state of the union the way it is, the time is right” said Cee-Lo in a statement. For Goodie Mob fans the wait for a reunion is finally over.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster locations and