20 Essential Goodie Mob Tracks
“Git Up, Git Out” OutKast Featuring Goodie Mob
Album: Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)
Even on their first album, OutKast were already masters of creating epic songs that smuggled ambitious ideas and themes into completely charming and easy-going packages. This seven minute track features four expert verses, each one equally intricate and impressive as the last, but it’s Cee Lo who establishes the song’s casual, self-deprecating tone early on when he raps ,”I admit/I’ve done some dumb shit/And I’m probably gon do some mo’/You shouldn’t hold that against me though.” That ability to call attention to one’s own flaws while offering solutions to larger social problems would go on to define the group in the coming years.