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Members
(Semi-acronym (or backronym): The Good Die Mostly Over Bullshit)
Cee-Lo (A.K.A. Cee-Lo Green) (Went solo/Formed Gnarls Barkley) (Born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, May 30, 1974 in Atlanta, GA)
Big Gipp (Born Cameron Gipp, April 28, 1973 in Atlanta, GA)
T-Mo (Born Robert Barnett, February 2, 1972 in Cascade Heights, GA)
Khujo (Born Willie Knighton, Jr., March 13, 1972 in Atlanta, GA)

Members' Other Groups
Lumberjacks:
T-Mo (Born Robert Barnett, February 2, 1972 in Cascade Heights, GA)
Khujo (Born Willie Knighton, Jr., March 13, 1972 in Atlanta, GA)

Gnarls Barkley:
Cee-Lo (A.K.A. Cee-Lo Green) (Went solo/Formed Gnarls Barkley) (Born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, May 30, 1974 in Atlanta, GA)
Danger Mouse (Born Brian Joseph Burton, July 29, 1977 in White Plains, NY)

See Also: Dungeon Family, OutKast, Gnarls Barkley, Jazze Pha, Ali & The Boondocks

Albums
Goodie Mob - Soul Food
Goodie Mob - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Goodie Mob - Age Against The Machine
Ali & Gipp - Kinfolk
Big Gipp - Mutant Mindframe
Cee-Lo - Cee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections
Cee-Lo - Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine
Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Cee-Lo Green - Cee-Lo's Magic Moment
Gnarls Barkley - A Trip To St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple

Singles
Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You (Single)

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A B C D E F H K L M O P R S T U W

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America Is Dying Slowly
André 3000 - Whole Foods (Cee-Lo & Big Gipp)
André 3000 - Back To The Future
ATL

B
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty (Khujo)
The Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business (Cee-Lo)

C
Common - One Day It'll All Make Sense (Cee-Lo)
Common - Like Water For Chocolate (Cee-Lo)
Common - Electric Circus (Cee-Lo)
Common - Communication (Cee-Lo)
Common - Universal Mind Control (Cee-Lo)
Cool Breeze - East Point's Greatest Hits

D
Da Brat - Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz (Cee-Lo)
DangerDoom - The Mouse And The Mask (Cee-Lo)
Daz Dillinger - Game Respect Game (Cee-Lo)
Daz Dillinger - So So Gangsta: The Mixtape (Cee-Lo)
DJ Drama - Quality Street Music (Cee-Lo)
DJ Hurricane - Don't Sleep (Big Gipp)
DJ Khaled - We The Best Forever (Cee-Lo)
DJ Muggs & Chace Infinite - The Last Assassin Mixtape (Bigg Gipp)
DJ Smallz & T-Pain - Dirty RNB 11: Are You Sprung? (Cee-Lo)
Tha Dogg Pound - D.P.G.C.'Ology (Khujo)
Dungeon Family - Even In Darkness

E
E-40 - Slumpalation (Big Gipp)
Eightball - Lost
Eightball & MJG - In Our Lifetime (Cee-Lo)

F
40 Glocc - Big Bad 4-0: New World Agenda (Cee Lo)

H
Heavy D - Heavy (Cee-Lo)

K
Kelis - The Hits (Cee-Lo)
KiD CuDi - Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager (Cee-Lo)
Killer Mike - Underground Atlanta (Khujo)
Kokane - Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Kane (Khujo)
Kurupt - Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha (T-Mo)
Kurupt Presents Pentagon Rydaz
Talib Kweli - Kweli-Confidential (Cee-Lo)

L
Luke's Freak Fest 2000

M
Mack 10 - The Paper Route (Big Gipp)
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Cee-Lo)
Travie McCoy - Lazarus (Cee-Lo)
Mista (Cee-Lo)
Muggs Presents Soul Assassins II
Musiq - Soulstar (Cee-Lo)

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OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
OutKast - ATLiens
OutKast - Aquemini
OutKast - Stankonia
OutKast - Ms. Jackson (Single)
Big Boi & Dre Present OutKast
OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
OutKast - Idlewild (Khujo)
OutKast - Player's Ball (Thug Radio Mixtape) (Big Gipp)
Outlawz & DJ Warrior - Outlaw Warriorz (T-Mo)
Outlawz - Outlaw 4 Life: 2005 A.P. (Khujo)

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Palm Trees & Gangstas Vol. 1
Pimp C - Pimpalation (Big Gipp)
The PJs
Puff Daddy - Forever (Cee-Lo)

R
Rick Ross - Teflon Don (Cee-Lo)
Asher Roth - Asleep In The Bread Aisle (Cee-Lo)
Royce Da 5'9" - The King Is Back (Cee-Lo)
Royce Da 5'9" - Independent's Day (Cee-Lo)
RZA - As Bobby Digital In Digital Bullet (Big Gipp)

S
Santana - Supernatural (Cee-Lo)
Set It Off
Shaft 2000 (Big Gipp)
Skillz - Got Skillz??? (Cee-Lo)
Skillz - I Ain't Mad No More (Cee-Lo)
Skillz - Confessions Of A Ghostwriter (Cee-Lo)
Slam
Slaughterhouse - Welcome To: Our House (Cee-Lo)
Sleepy Brown - Phunk-O-Naut (Big Gipp)
Soul Food (Cee-Lo)

T
Tech N9ne - Something Else (Cee-Lo)
Too $hort - What's My Favorite Word? (Big Gipp)
Trick Daddy - Thug Holiday (Cee-Lo)
Twista - Kamikaze (Cee-Lo)

U
U.G.K. - U.G.K. 4 Life (Big Gipp)

W
J. Wells & Kurupt - Digital Smoke
Witchdoctor - The Diary Of An American Witchdoctor (Khujo)

Bio From AllMusic.Com
Along with OutKast, with whom they were closely associated, Goodie Mob was among the first Southern rap acts to attain nationwide recognition, particularly with their classic debut, Soul Food (1995). The group unraveled after only its third album, World Party (1999), when Cee-Lo broke away for a solo career, and overall their recognition was much more critical than commercial. All the same, Goodie Mob's reputation as a pioneering Southern rap act remains firmly in place, and that reputation was considerably bolstered once Cee-Lo, as the frontman of Gnarls Barkley, broke into mainstream consciousness with the smash hit "Crazy" in 2006. As a footnote, a downsized Goodie Mob lineup remained semi-active after Cee-Lo's departure, releasing unheralded albums such as One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (2004).

Originally comprised of Cee-Lo (born Thomas Callaway), Khujo (Willie Knighton, Jr.), T-Mo (Robert Barnett), and Big Gipp (Cameron Gipp), Goodie Mob debuted in 1994 on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, the debut album by fellow Atlanta rap group OutKast. Organized Noize, the trio of Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown who had produced Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, helmed Soul Food the following year; like Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, the album was released on LaFace, the label overseen by Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in partnership with Arista Records. Soul Food was well-received by critics and became a moderate hit, breaking into the Top 50 of the Billboard 200 album chart (peaking at number 45) and spawning a trio of urban radio hits ("Cell Therapy" charted at number one on the Hot Rap Singles chart; "Dirty South" at number eight; "Soul Food" at number seven). As a testament to the album's influence throughout the South, the musical term "Dirty South" was adopted from the song of the same name, having been coined by Goodie Mob.

Goodie Mob's second album, Still Standing (1998), was again produced by Organized Noize, and though it only spawned one chart hit ("Black Ice," featuring OutKast), the album itself was eagerly anticipated, charting at number six on the Billboard 200 and number two on the R&B/Hip-Hop album chart. Goodie Mob's next album, World Party (1999), was more commercially crafted, trading in some of the social commentary of past albums for good-time festivity. Organized Noize continued to produce, along with Bad Boy associate Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie (and his co-producer, Kanye West, who earns an early credit on the track "Rebuilding"), and featured guests include TLC (on "What It Ain't [Ghetto Enuff]") and Big Boi from OutKast ("Get Rich to This"). Despite the commercial considerations, World Party proved disappointing from both a critical and commercial perspective — particularly the latter, for the album barely broke into the Top 50 of the Billboard 200 (peaking at number 48) and failed to spawn a hit that could crack the Hot 100 singles chart ("Get Rich to This" was the only single to chart at all).

The disappointment of World Party brought Goodie Mob's tenure at LaFace to an unfortunate end. Cee-Lo in turn split from the group, mounting a solo career and debuting with Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections (2002) — and later finding international fame as the frontman of Gnarls Barkley in 2006 with "Crazy." Meanwhile, Khujo, T-Mo, and Big Gipp marched on as a trio, releasing One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (2004) via Koch. The album was a return to Goodie Mob's earlier style of conscious Southern rap, though it lacked the production finesse of Organized Noize as well as the major-label budget of LaFace, and met an unfortunate fate, selling poorly and generally falling upon deaf ears. Also in 2004, Arista released Dirty South Classics, a compilation of the best of Goodie Mob's LaFace output.

Big Gipp then split with the group, leaving Khujo and T-Mo to carry on as a duo. They returned with Livin' Life as Lumberjacks (2005), which was a "Goodie Mob Presents" affair and the first step toward a permanent name change to Lumberjacks. — Jason Birchmeier

Cee-Lo's Bio From AllMusic.Com
Multi-talented and flamboyant, Cee-Lo initially made a name for himself and his trademark crooning as part of pioneering Dirty South rappers Goodie Mob before he broke away in the early 2000s for a colorful solo route. Along with fellow Atlanta rappers OutKast, Goodie Mob laid out the blueprint for the Dirty South style during the mid-'90s, making serious waves with their debut album, Soul Food (1995). Cee-Lo was an important member of the group, often singing the hooks to many of Goodie Mob's best songs (e.g., "Cell Therapy," "Soul Food," "Black Ice"). But the group didn't last too long, and after a few releases over a five-year span, Cee-Lo split with Goodie Mob for a promising solo deal with Arista.

The deal came in the wake of Arista's success with OutKast's Stankonia (especially the single "Ms. Jackson"), not to mention the burgeoning neo-soul movement characterized by the likes of Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and Macy Gray. Arista label head L.A. Reid no doubt sensed a lot of potential in Cee-Lo and gave him the green light to record a solo album. That album, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections (2002), sounded unlike anything else out there — unlike Cee-Lo's past work with Goodie Mob, unlike his neo-soul contemporaries, and unlike pretty much anything else sans the weirder corners of OutKast's Stankonia album.

The album unsurprisingly never took off commercially, despite some colorful promotion on Cee-Lo's part (a wild video for "Closet Freak" and a belly-baring live tour), and the tattooed big man went back the drawing board, returning in early 2004 with Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine. This follow-up was just as free-spirited as Cee-Lo's debut but was a more focused effort, anchored by some radio-friendly singles produced by big-money hitmakers Timbaland ("I'll Be Around"), Jazze Pha ("The One"), and the Neptunes. It also featured some nice production by Cee-Lo himself. Interestingly, Arista released the album shortly after parting ways with Reid and also after experiencing enormous, Grammy-winning success with OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, an album (André 3000's half, at least) that sounded quite a bit like Cee-Lo's work.

In 2006, Cee-Lo enjoyed his greated success to date as half of Gnarls Barkley, a duo also featuring producer Danger Mouse. "Crazy," the lead single from St. Elsewhere, the duo's debut album, was an instant hit in the U.K. and steadily rose to the top of the charts in the U.S. by the end of the summer. The critical acclaim and commercial success of Gnarls Barkley awarded Cee-Lo the most attention he'd ever enjoyed in his career to date. - Jason Birchmeier

Big Gipp's Bio From AllMusic.Com
An integral member of Goodie Mob, Big Gipp contributed greatly to the pioneering Dirty South group's albums, later embarking on a solo career when the group went on hiatus. He made his solo debut in 2003 with Mutant Mindframe, a low-key yet colorful album released by Koch. - Jason Birchmeier

Khujo's Bio From Wikipedia
Khujo is an American hip hop musician who was born on March 13, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is one-fourth of Goodie Mob (along with T-Mo, Cee-Lo, and Big Gipp), and one-half of The Lumberjacks (with T-Mo). Khujo is a very spiritual man known for his distinct, grunty voice and free-flowing rhyming style. He rhymes about all aspects of street life, often intertwining those subjects with "god" metaphorically or directly. In 2002 he was involved in a car crash which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee.

He released his only solo album, The Man Not The Dawg, in 2002 to limited success. In it he delved into more personal, gritty topics that wouldn't have fit in the cohesive, conscious songs in the early Goodie Mob albums.

Khujo prefers to be called a messenger as opposed to a rapper, saying, "'Cuz rappas wrap gifts." He belonged to the Party Crashers rap group in middle school and formed the Six Sense rap group in high school with soon-to-be Dungeon Family affiliates Ray Murray, Big Gipp, and others.

While some mistakenly believe that Khujo's name is an adaptation of "Cujo" the violent dog from the popular Stephen King novel and subsequent film, it is actually a tribute to the leader of the tribal Maroons who lead escaped slaves to freedom.

T-Mo's Bio From Wikipedia
T-Mo Goodie, an icon for Southern rap, is a member of Goodie Mob and The Lumberjacks, as well as the hip-hop collective, The Dungeon Family. Although T-Mo is still rolling with the Mob, he is following the lead of Cee-Lo and Big Gipp (fellow Goodie Mob members) with pursuing a solo project. T-Mo is currently working on his new album (untitled) due in Spring 2008. Look out for his first single "Bounce Wit' It" to drop in cyber-space and at your favorite club in December 2007. His new album promises to deliver a strong social commentary, coupled with a festive hip-hop flavor. His "Smooth Soulful Urban Rap" will attract new fans looking for "hip thought-provoking" material, as well as satisfy the expectations of his loyal "Dirty South" base. Stay tuned........ A new Goodie Mob album is in the works for 2008.

Official Sites: GoodieMob.Com, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Khujo's MySpace, Khujo's Facebook, T-Mo's MySpace, Big Gipp's MySpace, Cee-Lo's MySpace, Cee-Lo's Facebook, Gnarls Barkely, Gnarls Barkley's MySpace, Big Gipp's Fuckin' Twitter, Khujo's Facebook, Khujo's Fuckin' Twitter, T-Mo's Fuckin' Twitter & Cee-Lo's Fuckin' Twitter

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