If you’re a “rap head” from Atlanta, there’s no doubt you already know about Andrell “Kilo Ali” Rogers, but if you’re a transplant or a youngster, let me give you a lil background information on the popular Atlanta rapper. Continue Reading…
Hop pioneer, Kurtis Blow, was one of the first commercially successful rappers and the first to sign with a major record label. “The Breaks”, a single from his 1980 debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song.
Blow (real name Curtis Walker) is one of the many MC’s, including Montel Jordan and Ma$e, who chose to give his life to the Lord and spread the word of the Gospel. He became a licensed/ordained minister on August 16, 2009.
Blow also has a Christian rap album under his belt called, “Kurtis Blow Presents: Hip Hop Ministry.”
The irony of this entire situation is that the old school rapper turned minister was recently busted at LAX airport trying to make it through a TSA body scan with marijuana in his pants! Continue Reading…
Leave it to you hip-hop internet geeks to come up with this ish! The pic above is a screen shot of what some people feel is a young Barack Obama chillin on the set of Tag Team’s “Whoomp There It Is” video!
The president is and was a hip-hop fan, and the screen shot sorta looks like him… so it’s not that far fetched that he’d appear in a rap video cameo in his younger years…. or is it? Continue Reading…
K-Ci and JoJo hit the stage last Friday during the “Blast from the Past” old school concert and the streets are still buzzing. Apparently, the duo still has a penchant for 90’s inspired addictions as they both appeared to be fresh off the block of New Jack City. Exclusive Access captured the two legendary R&B singers on film & video, and all I can do right now is shake my dayum head:
I probably woulda gave JoJo a dollar if I saw him walking down Peachtree.
…and somebody should really tell K-Ci that he’s not a sex symbol.
More caption worthy photos + the sad (yet hilarious) performance video below: Continue Reading…
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.