Goodie Mob Reconnects at Atlanta Concert

Even the rain couldn’t keep them from coming. The downpour started early and lasted all day before coming to a short pause before the start of Saturday’s (September 19) “Remember Atlanta” Goodie Mob reunion.

Despite a mud that was inches thick, making each step toward the stage a treacherous one, Goodie Mob fans came by the thousands. Spirits were high, as evidenced by the quick responses to DJ Jelly, who warmed the crowd with one down South classic after another. After a decade-long wait, fans were eager for their fix. And Big Gipp, Cee-Lo, T-Mo and Khujo Goodie, collectively known as Goodie Mob, did not disappoint.

Following an introduction from poet Georgia Me, the stage went dark, then, fitting for a fight night show, the theme from “Rocky” brought them out, one by one. Each member approached their mark garbed in red, garments styled to reflect the four distinctly different personalities hip-hop fans have come to distinguish over the years. T-Mo lifted the hood from Khujo’s cape, and the brothers in rhyme greeted each other with daps and hugs before going into “Goodie Bag.”

While the bulk of the set list was pulled from their 1995 debut album Soul Food (“Thought Process,” “Dirty South,” “Sesame Street,” “Soul Food,” “Cell Therapy”) the Mob also revisited Still Standing and World Party (“Black Ice,” “Beautiful Skin,” “Get Rich To This,” “They Don’t Dance No Mo’”) in keeping the crowd satisfied.

Big Boi was on hand to perform his verse from “Dro In The Wind” while Sleepy Brown emerged from stage right to perform “Steppin’ Out.” And clearly for a group who named their 2004 album One Monkey Don’t Stop The Show, Cee-Lo’s solo and Gnarls Barkley success is now a point of pride, because his renditions of “Crazy” “U Da 1” and the Frankie Beverly classic “Before I Let Go” were all a seamless part of the show.

Aside from a little mic trouble and the gaping absence of Andre 3000 it was a reunion that should serve as an example to groups who have stopped performing together, as well as to rappers who have yet to learn what it means to truly put on a show. –Janeé Bolden

Peep some live videos from the event here.

Photos courtesy of Maurice Garland. Click on image to enlarge.

  • Enlightened

    I’m still looking for footage of when Dungeon Family performed “Watch For The Hook” at the Source Awards.

    The killed it.

    I hope a new album comes out of this.

    • HNIC

      Agreed! Now, if we could just get 3 Stacks & Big Boi back in the studio, together… we can only hope.

  • http://pimpinpens.blogspot.com enzo

    this is a good look

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Nice. Always liked the music coming from that LaFace/Organized Noize/Dungeon Family team.

  • Nehemiah

    Yeah co-sign $ykotic. They make good music for everybody and they mama to listen to. Im just glad they squashed the beef and can make music again cuz they definitely inspired me to Get up, Get out and Get something.

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      Like HNIC said above, I just wish 3 Stacks would come off that artichoke, incense vibe and join the team…

      I would have flew in for that to support my brothers.

  • steven

    ahhh, what a gaping absence 3000′s lack of showing up proved to be! for it to have been a “remember atlanta” event, he’s pretty wack for not showing. shit would have been classic had he made it..

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE KIN CAMELL

    “PEACE,FROM THE BAY!

    GOODIE MOB = HELLASUPERGOOD(OUSTANDING ARTIST)
    CANT WAIT FOR A NEW ALBUM.

    PEACE TO YOU & YOURS”
    -KiN CAMELL(GOOGLE THAT)

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    Ha! im glad xxl decided to report on this. they was all on Gangsta Grillz radio this past Saturday (from like 6-10pm), DJ Drama was playing nothing but down south (mostly Atl) classics. I was in music heaven the whole time.
    3stacks??? WTF?

  • Diggsy

    One of the best shows i’ve been to in a while. It was everything i hoped it would be. I’m sure all the other people who were there felt the same way. I was glad to see the weather didn’t stop the people from coming out too.

  • DUDE

    IM GLAD 2 SEE THAT….CANT WAIT 4 THE ALBUM..FINALLY SOME REAL MUSIC WITH SUBSTANCE….EVERYBODY NOT TRAPING…

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Goodie Mob is the shit! I’m always in the wrong place at the wrong time

  • GIFT

    Classic South in the building. Them niggas should have never broke up. Waiting on that album fo’real.

  • lostgyrl

    So you mean to tell me when
    I saw them @ Roseland years ago, that was like one of their last performances together!! CRAZY!! And I was on the guest list,lol. It was a cool show. DeLaSoul was there, AWESOME!!LOL…

    http://www.myspace.com/lostgyrl

  • http://www.twitter.com BACKBONE

    i also graced the stage that night, who am i you ask, BACKBONE A K A MR FAT FACE 100……………. GET RICH TO THIS!