OutKast’s
Dungeon Family Values

df.jpg
Atlanta’s got a bullet with your name on it…

OutKast has always been the most visible group out of the Dungeon Family. They have a diamond plaque on their wall thanks to 2003’s Speakerboxx/The Love Below, soccer moms just loved “Hey Ya” and their major motion picture, Idlewild, and its accompanying soundtrack drop this week

But the Dungeon Family is not OutKast’s crew in the hierarchical sense. Far from it. Andre and Big Boi are just two pieces of a much larger puzzle that includes Goodie Mob, Witchdoctor, Cool Breeze and many, many more. They all represent a collective that was defiantly Southern before it was cool to be. They played a large role in paving the way for the South’s current dominance in the hip-hop world. They dabbled in philosophy and spirituality, but rarely came off as too pretentious or preachy. They were all technically strong rappers with unique voices and groundbreaking flows. And the beats—courtesy of in-house production team Organized Noize— were always on point.

In 2001, their long-awaited crew album, Even in Darkness, was released, but attained mediocre sales due to the public’s unwillingness to embrace a thirteen-plus man rap crew of relative unknowns. Since then, the collective has branched off in many different directions. Some have ascended to their rightful status as pop megastars, while others have disappeared completely, but all have paid great respect to the basement where it all started.Here’s a look back at the crew’s early classics and a rundown of some of their current ventures.

Watch Dungeon Family’s “Trans DF Express” Video


from Even In Darkness (Arista, 2001)

onp.jpgOrganized Noize Productions

Members: Patrick “Sleepy” Brown, Ray Murray, Rico Wade
Who they are: The backbone and the production arm of the DF. The crew’s name has its origins in Wade’s Dungeon-esque basement studio. It was there that their first string of classics was recorded, seeping with ONP’s trademark murky Southern soul. Additionally, the trio has blessed more than a few artists outside the camp with hits, including TLC (“Waterfalls”), En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go”) and Ludacris (“Saturdays”).
Recent Activities: ONP has been busy as usual, lacing recent releases from Bubba Sparxxx, Da Backwudz and, of course, OutKast. Sleepy has also been making moves as a vocalist (see below), while Ray and Rico have been holding down their respective second-generation DF crews, Dungeon East & Da Connect.

pa.jpgParental Advisory

Members: Big Reese, KP, Mello Capone
Who they are: The original rap crew from out the Dungeon. Their debut, 1993’s Ghetto Street Funk was the first Organized Noize¬–produced full length, even if it owed more to NY boom bap than the Southern soul sound the crew would grow into. After its release, the group left the Dungeon to trudge out on their own, releasing two self-produced albums, My Life, Your Entertainment and Straight No Chase, while remaining on good terms with the Family.
Recent Activities: Though the group has all but formally retired from rap, they continue to make behind-the-scenes moves in the industry. KP has had great success as the President and A&R of his own Ghetto-Vision Records, discovering T.I., The Youngbloodz, and more recently, Ray Cash. Mello has been staying active behind the boards, producing for Alabaman Birmingham J.

Watch PA’s “Sundown” feat. Eightball


from My Life, Your Entertainment (Dreamworks, 2000)

Listen to PA’s “Ghetto Head Huntaz”

from Ghetto Street Funk (Savvy/MCA, 1993)

kast2.jpgOutKast

Members: Andre “3000” Benjamin, Big Boi, Mr. DJ (sometimes)
Who they are: The Poet and the Pimp. Intellectual yet street. Critical favorites and commercial darlings. These push-and-pull dichotomies have fueled OutKast’s career from their earliest days as Cadillac-pushing Southern fried b-boys to their present strides towards stranger pastures. It almost seems appropriate that they’ve finally become the most popular rap group in the world—now that one of them retired from rap and the group exists only in name.
Recent Activities: You may have heard about their movie and soundtrack that drop this week. It’s called Idlewild. The album is in stores today (August 21), while the film hits theaters in three days.

Watch OutKast’s “ATLiens” Video

from ATLiens (LaFace, 1996)

Listen to OutKast’s “Player’s Ball”

from Southernplaylisticadillacmuzik (LaFace, 1994)

goodie.jpgGoodie Mob

Members: Big Gipp, Cee-Lo, Khujo, T-Mo
Who they are: The GOOD DIE Mostly Over Bullshit. Historically overlooked elsewhere—but widely considered legends in the ATL and other points south of the Mason-Dixon line—their debut, Soul Food found the then teenaged rappers showing wisdom well beyond their years, mixing street knowledge with spirituality and paranoid (though eerily prophetic) social commentary. Its follow up, Still Standing, followed form. Their third album, World Party, was deemed too commercial by critics and fans and Cee-Lo left the group over disputes stemming from those issues. Goodie trudged on as a trio, releasing the venomously titled One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show in addition to a slew of side projects.
Recent Activities: Rumor has it that all four members have put aside their differences and have are planning a new full-length project. Until then they’ve been keeping busy with their solo ventures: Cee-Lo has gone on to pop superstardom as the vocal half of Gnarls Barkley with producer Danger Mouse. Their “Crazy” is currently the #2 record in the country. Gipp has formed the group Kinfolk with Ali from the St. Lunatics and appeared alongside Nelly and Paul Wall on the mega hit “Grillz.” Khujo just dropped his Mercury EP independently and T-Mo is putting the finishing touches on his solo debut T-Mo 2 Da Fullest.

Watch Goodie Mob’s “Black Ice” feat. OutKast

from Still Standing (LaFace, 1998)

Listen to Goodie Mob’s “Cell Therapy”

from Soul Food (LaFace, 1996)

sleepy.jpgSleepy Brown / Society of Soul / Sleepy’s Theme

Members (SoS): Sleepy Brown, Espraronza & Big Rube
Members (Sleepy’s Theme): Sleepy Brown, Victor Rico Cortez & Eddie Stokes
Who they are: When not lacing beats with Orga-no-I-Z-E, Sleepy moonlights as a smoothed-out soul vocalist who looks like Isaac Hayes (bald head, slick shades) and sounds like Curtis Mayfield. He’s knocked out the hooks for many a ’Kast hit including “The Way You Move,” “Player’s Ball” and “Spottieottiedopalicious.” He also fronted two full-fledged throwback soul groups, Society of Soul and Sleepy’s Theme, before diving head first into his current bugged-out space funk persona.
Recent Activities: Sleepy’s long delayed solo debut, Mr. Brown is set to finally drop in September. And he’s all over Idlewild, of course.

Watch Sleepy’s Theme – “Still Smokin’”

from The Vinyl Room (Bang 2, 1998)

Listen to Society of Soul “Embrace”

from Brainchild (LaFace, 1995)

rube.jpgBig Rube

Who he is: The griot. Armed with a gruff, contemplative whisper, his spoken word pieces are scattered throughout the Society of Soul album and much of the OutKast catalog. Even In Darkness saw him making strides in the realm of traditional rapping as well.
Recent Activities: Rube contributes a weekly column, Truth Be Told, to Rolling Out Magazine and has been threatening to drop a solo album for many years.

Listen to OutKast’s “True Dat” feat. Big Rube

from Southernplaylisticadillacmuzik (LaFace, 1994)

Listen to Big Rube & Witchdoctor’s “What Iz Rap”

from Dungeon Family’s Even In Darkness (Arista, 2001)

witch.jpgWitchdoctor

Who he is: Softly and slowly spoken, the smallest predator on the Georgia Plains takes his name literally, applying heavy spirituality and ancient ritualistic approaches to the southwest ATL streets. His ’98 debut, A S.W.A.T. Healin’ Ritual, is perhaps the most overlooked album in the Dungeon canon, benefiting from some of Organized’s finest (and darkest) production to date.
Recent Activities: Witchdoctor just released his third album King of The Beats. It is available exclusively from his Myspace page.

Watch “Best Year” Video

from King of The Beasts (Self Released, 2006)

Listen to “Heaven Comin’”

from A SWAT Healin’ Ritual (Organized Noize/Interscope, 1998)

breeze.jpgCool Breeze

Who he is: The man who coined the phrase “Dirty South.” After several high profile collabos with ’Kast & Goodie, Breeze aka Freddie Calhoun released his debut East Points Greatest Hits. The album was supported by the first full-fledged DF posse cut “Watch For The Hook,” and still failed to catch on commercially. But real DF heads hold it in high esteem.
Recent Activities: Breeze has most recently been heard on Bubba Sparxxx’s “Claremont Lounge” with Killer Mike and is currently recording a new album for Bubba’s New South label.

Watch Cool Breeze’s “Watch For The Hook” feat. OutKast, Goodie Mob & Witchdoctor

from East Point’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Organized Noize / Interscope, 2000)

Listen to Cool Breeze’s “Cre-A-Tine”

from East Point’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Organized Noize / Interscope, 2000)

backbone.jpgBackbone

Who he is: The nasal-voiced hook spitter on OutKast’s “Slump” and Goodie’s “Get Rich To This” and one third of Slic Patna. Backbone’s first and only LP, Concrete Law, album showcased a unique direction for Organized and their protégés (including the briefly-formed production branch of OutKast, Earthtone 3): sparse, rhythm-minded beats that predicted what the Neptunes would later perfect and the Snappers would further strip down.
Recent Activities: Backbone has seemingly been M.I.A. since the release of Even In Darkness. Have you seen him?

Watch “Five Deuce Four Tre”

from Concrete Law (Universal, 2000)

Listen to “Lord Have Mercy” feat. Cee-Lo & Joi

from Concrete Law (Universal, 2000)

joi.jpgJoi

Who she is: The baddest bitch of the DF and the ex-wife of Big Gipp (“the rap game stole my man from me…”), Joi was bouncing sporadically from sultry songstress to screaming on tracks when Kelis was still in high school. Her never-officially-released sophomore LP, Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome, backed by Organized Noize, Dallas Austin and Fishbone, is pretty much as perfect as a modern soul/funk/rock album can get.
Recent Activities: This year she released her fourth album, Tennessee Slim Is The Bomb, on her own Dirty Debutante imprint and is currently gearing up for a tour.

Watch Joi’s “Ghetto Superstar” feat. Big Gipp

from Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome (Rowdy, Unreleased 1996)

Listen to Joi’s “Say, Say Lil’ Fine Ass Nigguh” feat. Bun B, Pastor Troy & Trauma Black

from Tennessee Slim Is The Bomb (Dirty Debutante, 2006)

will.jpgLil’ Will

Who is he: The would-be next generation Dungeon Family crooner. His Organized produced debut, Beta Days was unceremoniously shelved by Interscope in 1998. These days advance pressings fetch big bucks on ebay. Hopefully Suzy Screw‘ had the good sense to sit on the copy Big Boi gave her.
Recent Activities: You might’ve heard him singing the hook on a number of Young Jeezy records including “Last Of a Dying Breed.”

Listen to “Looking For Nikki feat. Cool Breeze

from Beta Days (Interscope/Organized Noize, Unreleased 1998)

Second Generation Dungeon Family

Members: Slimm Cutta Calhoun, Killer Mike, Bubba Sparxx, Konkrete (C-Bone, Lil’ Brotha & Nathaniel), Ked, G-Rock, Chamdon, C-Smooth, Blvd. International, Scar, etc.

Listen to Killer Mike, Lil’ Brotha, Chamdon, C-Bone, Blvd. International, Nathaniel and Slimm Cutta Calhoun: “Curtains”

from Even In Darkness (Arista, 2001)

Listen to Killer Mike: “Dungeon Family Dedication”

from Got Purp Vol. 2 (Purple Ribbon, 2005)

Official Dungeon Family Website: Dungeoneze.com

Dungeon Family Interview @ Creative Loafing.

  • http://www.buildthedream.org DGthegreat

    First! Long Live Outkast! ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96 plus a dime still that fire!

  • T.KIMBLE

    BIG,BIG FAN OF D.F.!

  • Arcane

    outkast 4sha

    first cant help it

  • Arcane

    danm sorry homies

  • http://hardlyart.blogspot.com Sean

    No love for Mista?

  • http://www.myspace.com/southpeezy Maurice G. Garland

    Great post! To answer some questions and share more info:

    I saw Backbone at the Springfest in Miami and chopped it up with him. He told me he was working with Block Ent at the time. He had a song out, I forget the name but it was getting a little burn in the strips in the A. But shid, that was over a year ago in itself, so…

    Witchdoctor also published a book of poetry last year, it was called The Diary of an American Witchdoctor

    Lil Will also sung the hook on “Icy” with Jeezy and Gucci Mane

  • http://www.dungeoneze.com Teethree

    Noz-
    Big ups for this, my dude.
    Really well-written and concise. I always try to write DF histories and such and they end up being incredibly wordy, full of useless information. But you did your thing dude. Great job.
    -Teethree

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    nice one noz, big up.

  • Macdatruest

    If yall is true Dungeon Family fans, yall should get that Society of Soul album. That shit is sooooo muthafuckin raw. It’s like disc 2 of southernplayalistic. Migratenation by Big Rube and Black mermaid feat. George Clinton is my shit. A saxophone solo by sleepy brown’s daddy. It’s just a hip hop soul classic.

  • Yun

    good stuff right here, i luv DF..glad u made this cuz “The Souf got sumthin to say” -Dre

  • TATE

    WE REP THAT A DF ALL DAY.

  • dirty red

    This is for Macdatruest…man where did you get that disc from??? I’ve been trying to get my hands on it ever since the “Pushin On” video. That and Lil’ Wil’s album are the only DF discs I don’t have. Where can I find it???

  • Fernando

    You gotta get it off the internet or underground record shops. Mad hard to find. I aint never heard sleepys theme though

  • soopadoopa

    soul food was hot…
    Outkast iz ultimate ultimate

  • http://www.myspace.com/southpeezy Maurice G. Garland

    Oh yeah…and Big Reese produced that Shake If Off remix for Mariah Carey and Lloyd’s Hey Young Girl…

  • silverblade987

    Quoting article above, “It almost seems appropriate that they’ve finally become the most popular rap group in the world—now that one of them retired from rap and the group exists only in name.”

    WTF is that about. Dre nor Big Boi have retired. You see, that’s the kind of shit that helps those stupid rumors spread about them breaking up. They probably talkin about Dre not rapping, he raps on the new album Idlewild. DUH. Hollywood Divorce and Chronomentrophobia anyone?

  • LOS

    Damn shame……
    DF was live. Grew up on they shit.

    I cant wait for that new Goodie Mob album though! IF they do that shit right! Like Still Standing

  • no.props

    ill

  • My Big Balls

    I still say Goodie Mob is better than Outkast.

  • ATCK

    Thanks once again Noz. First Poison Clan and now this. I swear that my brother and I were just talking about the DF lineage. We grew up on these cats. Long live the Dirty South!

  • http://myspace.com/kingpaul06 King Paul

    “bumpin Goodie Mob, Soul Food, numba 4″

  • young jb

    backbone was also on that younbloodz sibngle lean low on the xxx soundtrack 2 or 3 years back

  • pop a poppa

    don’t forget to mention L.A. Reid and Babyface. they were the first black people that were signin’ rappers from places other than NY and L.A. plus they started LaFace before labels like Bad Boy and Death Row were up and runnin’. everyone from The ATL owes them an arm and a leg for makin’ ATL the epicenter of Southern music.

  • biggie smalls

    dungeon family all day long, if you smoke a dime then ill smoke a dime

  • http://www.xxlmag.com L.A.’s Finest

    Hell Yeah!!!! You took me back with this article XXL. Anyone who don’t own Outkast’s and Goodie Mob’s first album, needs to go get those. I’m from L.A. and I’ve always had love for the DF. Hootie Hoo!!!!!

  • http://xxl 2liveanddieinGA

    i’m jus crumblin herb

  • http://13problems.free.fr Jay-B

    Noz is the man. Hire him for the print version of XXL.

  • dirty red

    Fernando…Sleepy’s Theme real tight and hard to find. I actually got a copy from Sleepy himself when I was working in a CD shop in TN when I was in college. Its along the same lines as Outkasts first album.

  • http://MINDSTATELA HELTAH SIN SAY

    OUT KAST THE MOST ILLEST DUO OUT OF S.W.A.T.S THATS SOUTH WEST ATLANTA FOR YOU NON KNOWING MUFUCKAS, CANT NOBDODY FRONT ON DRE AND BIG, THEY WILL SINGLE HANDEDLY SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE SOUTH RAP MOVEMENT WITH JUST SLAP OF THE HAND, THE FIRST ALBUM, SECOND, AND THIRD, WHOA BOY G- UNIT AINT GOT SHIT ON THE BOYS, EVEN THOU G-UNIT KINDA TIGHT BUT NOT AS TIGHT AS THESE BOYS, THEY ARE TRUE WORLDWIDE PLAYAS, YALL SAW BIGGIE WEARING THAT KANGOL THEY WAY HE USE TO HE GOT THAT FROM THEM NIGGAS.

  • http://MINDSTATELA HELTAH SIN SAY

    DRE ” I GREW UP TO MYSELF NOT ROUND NO PARK BENCH JUST A NIGGA BUSTIN FLOWS OFF IN APARTMENTS” NUFF SAID!!!

  • gutta

    if they gonna stop making music together they could have at least made one last decent album…idlewild is trash.

  • G Off

    Great piece, very informative. I would love to see a fleshed out version in the magazine that goes through more of the ins and outs of what changed the collective over the years (especially the change in sound from early Kast to the current stuff).

  • daesonesb

    that was great.

  • Eric

    Where’s Slim Calhoun?

  • H-man

    Do your thang Kast…I would love 2 do sum werk wit these fellas…Go out and C the movie, after watchin it yo’ll wanna go out and buy the CD 4sure…Im so proud of Kast…proud

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    sean – i always thought that mista was just an adjacent group that onp produced for. never seen them mentioned as full fleged df members in any capacity.

    i don’t think i ever heard anything outside “blackberry molasses.” is their album worth checking for?

    eric – slim calhoun = second gen.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    also i put some df spillover shit up at cocaineblunts.com

  • Macdatruest

    DIRTY RED-I bought that Society of Soul the year that Pushin’ video was out. The only two albums I bumped Summer of 96 was Society of Soul and Nas It Was Written. I know one nigga who got a copy of S.O.S. on CD too. I’m thinkin about bitch slappin the naps off his cranium and takin it cause he aint a true DF fan like me, or all of us. Follow the Light and Rollin’ off the Dungeon Family album feel like Extacy when I bump that shit!!! Humble Mumble off Stankonia, Puttin’ On off Backbone album is where the majority of Lil’ Jon soundin’ beats seem like they got they influence from, I think that’s what Noz was saying about that album_PLUS:::BACKBONE WAS THE ORIGINAL TRAPPER BEFORE T.I. AND JEEZY. FIRST TIME I EVER LEARNED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TRAP AND FRONT STREET WAS ON CONCRETE LAW-BACKBONE ALBUM.DUNGEON FAMILY TRAP MUSIC, GO COP THAT. I.C.U. off of Goodie Mob World Party feat Sleepy. I got Sleepy Brown unreleased album The Funk-O-Naut (2006) right now.Operating Under The Krooked Amerikkkan System Too long. O.U.T.K.A.S.T. Are you an Outkast? All victims of Katrina are, Everybody in Milwaukee who knew Frank Jude is, and most Black people at one point or another when they need help from Uncle Sam will discover that they are o.u.k.a.s.t.s!!!!

  • Macdatruest

    I mean O>U>T>K>A>S>T, I forgot the T, sorry…….BOY STOOOOOP!!!

  • http://XXLmag.com Westside Story

    ahhh firget Outkast I never felt they music since FRESH SO CLEAN and that was the end but now they sorry.

  • Macdatruest

    are they sorry? really? Or is your moms sorry her and her three baldhead sisters been fighting over a comb for years? That makes you a sonovabitch too you sumumabitch! If you don’t like Kast you must be waiting on the Kevin Federline Blackwallstreet album huh? Is that is Westside Story? You like musicals? You should really respect vets.And if it’s fuck Outkast then fuck The D.O.C. whooridin ass homie. Take ya ass back to the set and put in some

  • Macdatruest

    GODDAMN WORK!!!!!

  • http://hardlyart.blogspot.com Sean

    RE: Mista — I mean, it’s soft but if you fuck with that kind of thing it’s good. No Soul For Real though (for real).

    They’re prolly not full-fledged DF, but how many groups got a full album of ONP prod? Not many…

  • NorCalStank (NCS for the lames)

    Way to go Noz, thanks for schooling the kids on some real southern hip hop history.

    NCS

  • http://whoknows john john

    What a great article I always want to know what PA was cause they kept shouting them out in all they albums. Good to see what Joi looked like cause she in all outkast credits. See everyone just take me back to a simpler time when rap was rap.

  • jeantu

    There’s also un unreleased album by Sleepy Brown that should have been released in 2000 I think. The sound is more synthetiser-heavy than the live instruments 70′s sounding Sleepy’s theme but it’s dope as fuck too. I think some of the tracks will be on Mr. Brown but just 2 or 3 of them. Of course the album is unbelievably dope.

    Never could hear SoS album though. And I didn’t know there was this video for Still Smoking, my fave from Sleepy’s theme. Thanks Noz !

  • Mrs Damian Marley

    very informative, took me down memory lane

  • BIGNAT

    OH SHIT I NEVER KNEW THERE WERE SOME MANY MEMEBERS OF THE DF CREW. I GOT TO GET SOME DF CD’S

  • trapboi

    hell, i forgot about mista. i needs that blackberry molasses remix with cee-lo.
    i would consider mista as onetime members, onp was supposed to do a label deal with laface called red clay with kast, goodie, sos, and mista being the artists up under it but that fell through for whatever reason.
    they had a nice contribution on the sos album too. i still got the album but blackberry molasses bout the only thing i remember from it.
    then theres the da connect album that had all onp production. hopefully the good shit from phunkonaut dont get lost in the shuffle to sleepy brown new album.

  • http://www.ananazi.co.za PHONY YAYO AKA GEFfEN TAYLOR

    DUNGEON FAMILY IZDA SHIT BITCH……..

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • Macdatruest

    I emember hearing about Red Clay, but I know a group that nobody mentioned that was in the Dungeon Family, 4.0 (four point o) I remember when they dropped the album, and I remember they got shouted out on Outkast and Society of Soul albums. Oh yeah, another group called Pimps and Playas who get the credit for the Playaz Ball Reprise(The one with all singing) and I remember that cause I always thought it was Sleepy Brown before I realized it was two different people singing on the song and read the inside of the tape. Did yall ever hear the Bad Boy mix of Elevators?

  • Game Over

    hmmm…the non-inclusion of mista is especially interesting since i just learned from the killer mike track they posted that bobby valentino was in mista…would seem kind of important to include a commercially viable DF aluim like BV in the mix.

  • dirty red

    Good lookin out Macdatruest about the S.O.S album. I’m going to try to find a mom and pop shop that can order it. Real DF fans know that Coolbreeze’s album was slept on, Witchdoctor’s was really slept on, Backbone was slept on, Mista did have more than “Blackberry”, and Andre 3000 is one of the top 5 lyricists of all time!

    You wouldn’t understand if you stood under it!

  • dirty red

    One more for all you DF fans…Check the Shaft(Samuel L Jackson) soundtrack and listen to “Tough Guy” by Outkast and UGK…that’s could be released today and be number 1.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sirjantzversatile Sir Jantz

    I am a supporter of the Dungeon Family (not a fan). Fans usually get to personal. Me, I’m the guy that you rarely see but enjoy. I always wanted to be a part of this group because they are what me and my crew represent: Real, down-to-earth, soulful music. Everysince Outkast came out, there has been something unorthodox yet special about the sound that make up Dungeon Family. These are the most underated lyricists (from the South) of all time. I can’t wait until Cool Breeze come out with another album. Back bone was fire on “Get Rich to this”. Big Gipp has the soul of the lost slaves. Right now I’m a give a tribute to everyone that is apart of the Dungeon Family. Don’t worry the new south is coming back.
    http://www.myspace.com/sirjantzversatile
    http://www.myspace.com/soundvalley
    “Music for the Soul, by the Soul”

  • Macdatruest

    That’s a good post, Sir Jantz you make some good ass points.

  • dirty red

    DF music is what’s missing in hip hop right now. I’m tired of cars, rims, grills, etc. I NEED SOME SOUL FOOD!!!

  • Macdatruest

    THAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DESCIBE DUNGEON FAMILY’S WHOLE MUSICAL CATALOGUE-SOUL FOOD!

  • ALbAnY GA PIMP

    I’ve been down the DF since day one and truly belive that some of the best music in the history of hip-hop came from this soulful collection of poets. I’ll even go so far as to say that Andre 3000 is one of the top 10 greatest rappers of all time if not top 5. The difference between the DF and everyone else is…THEIR MUSIC IS 100% authentic….they never follow the same script twice (especially Outkast) and this is what makes them great. Hip-Hop is an art-form that can never be perfected; because unlike other genres, Hip-Hop is always changing. The difference between the DF and everyone else is that instead of changing with Hip-Hop and being followers, they’re at the fore-front of the “movement” and have always been leaders……

    albany, ga P-I-M-P

  • $outhernKing601

    It’s about time somebody gave the DF it’s props!!! Man that Sleepy’s Theme, Society of Soul is the shit. I don’t have Lil Will & PA 1st album i think they are out of print.Organize NOize is the production team that inspired me & my best-friend to get into production. I go back & listen to them gems..Witchdoctor/Cool Breeze/ Goodie Mob soul food & still standing, of course Kast! They paved the way for all these southern cats out now before it was cool to be country. We need some more DF cause all this bull shit on the radio & tv makes me sick to my stomach!! Dungeon Family 4life!!

  • Macdatruest

    ALERT!!!! ALERT!!!!!! I GOT IDLEWILD. IT’S THA SHIT!!!!! OUTKAST, IF YOU READIN’ THIS-THANKS FOR THE GOOD GOOD, NIGGA NEEDED THIS. I’MMA BE SMOKIN ON THIS TILL YALL RE-UP AND PUT SOME NEW DOPE IN THE GAME. OUTKAST-NO CLASSIC ALBUM-A WHOLE CLASSIC MOVEMENT. RIGHT ON TO THA REAL, AND DEATH TO THE FAKERS.

  • Yung Dapps

    DF straight crack- goodie mob need to hurry up and put out this new album. And outkast need to stop fuckin about and get back to that classic southernplayalisticadillac music shit instead of this solo andre 3000 singing!!!

  • PayChizel

    SHE SAID THAT IT WAS COOL AND EVERYTHING WAS KOSHER. I GAVE HER A LIL WILL CD AND A FUCKING POSTER.

  • http://www.myspace.com/skyebutterfli skyebutterfli

    Wassup!
    I know some of you have been looking for DF to get together and have a reunion… I can’t help you with that.. BUT,if you are interested in WItchDoctor’s latest release, King of The Beasts… I got your hook up… hit me up at skye@imdmusic.net
    or http://www.myspace.com/skyebutterfli!!

  • BigCamp

    Whatsup? I’ve been down with DF from the jump but what I really want to know is where in the HeLL did you find that LIL WILL – Looking for Nikki??? I haven’t heard that since I was like 10 or 11…..

  • doc

    The Dungeon Family is real hip-hop. Everyone from OutKast to Goodie Mob to WitchDoctor to Sleepy Brown. That’s real music.

  • East Point

    I am STR8 from the southside of the A and I’ve been fan since before i knew what the fuck hip hop was.Outkast my favorite group and they got all the respect in the rap game, i just wish niggas like CoolBreez, Backbone, Witchdoctor, and even big Rube could have gotten same exposure as Kast. Da Almighty dungeon family if i could just go my whole life with one cd it have 2 Outkast’ or Goodie mob’s greastest hits, or if i could get a cd with all ONP’s hits then i’m good

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