112 is reportedly back in the studio grinding it out for a 2010 reunion album, so it’s only fitting that I do a flashback to their days at Puffy…P.Diddy…Diddy’s Bad Boy label.
Their first single, ?Only You? featured The Notorious B.I.G. and Ma$e and was a Top 20 in both the Pop and R&B charts. 112’s self-titled debut album hit platinum sales and is still in rotation on the “A”pod today. That 1st Biggie line always gets me:
Je-sus the notorious just/Please us with your lyrical thesis
It’s Friday and I’m having flashbacks of the good ol’ Atlanta days again.? You remember Atlanta dontcha? Way before we were named the “Gayest City in America” we were on the grind. An up and coming musical powerhouse.
I want to share this tale of a friend’s encounter with the Goodie Mob back in the day (after the break up) and what was learned from the experience. Also included is a lil video interlude from Goodie Mob ‘s reunion concert in Atlanta as a reminder that real music never dies.
Walk with me on this trip down memory lane…FYI absolutely no names were changed to protect the innocent: Continue Reading…
Dontcha just love watching an animated Mariah Carey screaming singing with Jermaine Dupri and prepubescent Lil- Bow-Wow? I, personally, am still perplexed by the fact that Bow-Wow was like 12 and still got the girls and s sports car. Life imitating art… SMH!
This is the actual video for the song, I guess the crew was too busy Christmas shopping to film in person but it’s still cute nonetheless. Just seven more shopping days til Christmas…. whatcha get me?
I now pronounce this FLASHBACK Friday. Way before Cee-Lo came to his senses and decided to reunite with the group (Goodie Mob Reunion Concert Footage), there was a short documentary developed around the Goodie Mob which carried the name of their “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” project.? The entire Dungeon Family, including Outkast, participated in the video and I give the directors much props for putting all this great footage together. If you’re a true southern hip-hop head, this is one video that’ll make your day. Happy Friday!
Video ~ Goodie Mob Documentary (Part 1)
Synopsis:Goodie Mob, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is widely considered one of the founding hip hop acts of the Dirty South movement. Members Cee-Lo (Thomas Callaway), Khujo Goodie (Willie Knighton, Jr.), T-Mo Goodie (Robert Barnett), and Big Gipp (Cameron Gipp) make up the group, which has been functioning since 1995.
“GOODIE MOB”, as it’s written on their album covers, stands for “GOOD DIE Mostly Over Bullshit”. Cee-Lo notes in a song off the Soul Food album 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.
Cee-Lo was the most visible member of the group prior to his departure in 2000 (among other projects, he is now recording as Gnarls Barkley), while Big Gipp has made several rounds on other Dungeon Family members’ albums and a solo album Mutant Mindframe, and T-Mo and Khujo form a duo within the group called The Lumberjacks.