The Goodie Mob is comprised of CeeLo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo Goodie, and T-Mo Goodie. Four boys from the heart of Atlanta showed up on the hip-hop scene in 1995, feeding us “Soul Food” and prescribing “Cell Therapy.” During his time spent on the West Coast, Dungeon Family and Goodie Mob representative, Big Gipp, stopped by the studio to talk classic hip-hop on the newest episode of White Label Radio. Here are five things you didn’t know about the Goodie Mob:
1. Goodie Mob: Coming straight out of Atlanta, the Dungeon Family group, Goodie Mob, was formed in 1991. The group’s name has been said to stand for “Good Die Mostly Over Bullsh*t.” However, during his interview with Melloe Won, Gipp shared the name stands for “God Is Every Man Of Blackness.”
2. Parental Advisory: The first crew to come out of the Dungeon Family was hip-hop trio Parental Advisory (P.A. for short.) In 1993 the Atlanta-based group released the song “Dope Stories” featuring Big Gipp and Pimp C. This was actually one of the first times we heard Big Gipp on a track.
3. The Song “Git Up, Git Out”: At 17 years old, Cee-Lo went to Big Gipp with his idea for a song he had written, but was hesitant to put out. He said it was one of his favorite songs. When Gipp heard Cee-Lo rap the first verse, he told him, “That song is so good, that ain’t gon’ be your last song.” Today, the song is one of the biggest records they have ever made.
4. “Watch For The Hook” Featuring Outkast and Goodie Mob: Fellow Dungeon Family rapper Cool Breeze is the first person to have both Outkast and Goodie Mob on a track together. Cool Breeze also is credited for creating the term “The Dirty South,” which is still popularly used today.
5. Tupac: Big Gipp was one of the first people ever to hear Tupac’s famous diss track “Hit Em Up.” Gipp knew everyone from both camps, and upon hearing the record for the first time, he said he knew someone was going to die because the song crossed the line of music by getting way too personal. During his sit down with White Label Radio, Gipp recalls Tupac inviting him to the Death Row studio to listen to the song for the first time in Los Angeles—“When I walked into the room, Pac was sitting at the console with Left Eye from TLC. They were drinking a tall can of O.E., and he said ‘Yo, I’ve got a song I want to let you hear.’ I said okay. And, when he pressed the button, it was ‘Hit Em Up.’”
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