Goodie Mob is a hip-hop act based in Atlanta, Georgia that formed in 1991 and currently consists of members Cee-Lo Green,Khujo, T-Mo, and Big Gipp.
The group’s name acts as a double acronym. As explained on the track “Fighting” on Soul Food, Goodie Mob means “the GOOD DIE Mostly Over Bullshit“.
All four members were born in Atlanta, and the group is based there with the rest of the Dungeon Family, a collective that includes OutKast and P.A. (Parental Advisory). Goodie was first heard featured on several songs from OutKast’s first album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.
Goodie Mob’s debut was the Gold-certified album Soul Food in (1995), which was produced by Organized Noize and critically acclaimed. It was on this album that the phrase Dirty South was actually coined, featured as a song title. This album touched on many social and political issues such as racism, discrimination, geo-politics, and gentrification. Although the album dealt with such heavy issues, some songs still carried a lighter tone, such as “Soul Food,” in which the crew expressed their love for home cooked meals. Along with Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, this album put Atlanta’s rap scene on the map. The album featured three Billboard Hot 100 singles in “Cell Therapy”, “Soul Food”, and “Dirty South”. “Cell Therapy” is the group’s highest charting hit to date as it reached #39.