Goodie Mob is an American hip hop group based in Atlanta, Georgia, consisting of CeeLo Green, Khujo, T-Mo, and Big Gipp.

Goodie Mob
Goodie Mob in 2024. From left to right: CeeLo Green, Khujo, Big Gipp and T-Mo
Goodie Mob in 2024. From left to right: CeeLo Green, Khujo, Big Gipp and T-Mo
Background information
Also known asGoodie Mo-B
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresSouthern hip hop
Years active1991–present
SpinoffsLumberjacks, Gnarls Barkley
Spinoff ofDungeon Family



The group was formed in 1991 by Cameron "Big Gipp" Gipp, Willie "Khujo" Knighton Jr., CeeLo Green (born Thomas Callaway), and Robert "T-Mo" Barnett in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] In 1995, Goodie Mob released their debut album, Soul Food, which was critically acclaimed and certified Gold.[2][3] The album aired social and political issues such as racism, discrimination, geopolitics, and gentrification. Their debut single "Cell Therapy" reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also topped the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. Goodie Mob is part of the hip hop/R&B musical collective, Dungeon Family, also based in Atlanta. Like numerous musicians in Atlanta's hip hop scene, their career would in fact emerge from the so-called "Dungeon," the name given to the recording studio which was located in the basement Rico Wade's mother.[4]

In 1998, Goodie Mob released their second album, Still Standing. The album continued the group's style of social commentary, and CeeLo's singing talents were used more frequently. The group's third album, World Party, veered away from their gritty style and instead incorporated lighter beats and party related subject matter. During its production, CeeLo left the group to pursue a solo career when he was unhappy with the project's direction.[citation needed] Goodie Mob's fourth album, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, was released in 2004 and suffered a poor reception, resulting in Big Gipp also leaving the group. T-Mo and Khujo formed the duo Lumberjacks, which they released the album Livin' Life as Lumberjacks in 2005. Big Gipp, as part of the duo Ali & Gipp, released their album Kinfolk in 2006.

Also in 2006, all four members of Goodie Mob performed together following a Gnarls Barkley concert, marking the group's reunion. In 2011, Goodie Mob signed with Elektra Records and worked on a new album, which would eventually become Age Against the Machine, released in 2013.

After a seven years gap, they released a new album Survival Kit in November 2020.

Recent history


On August 19, 2008, Goodie Mob performed on stage together unannounced at the Tabernacle in Atlanta during a free Nelly concert.[5]

On September 19, 2009, Goodie Mob performed for the first official reunion concert at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The group also performed with all the original members at the Smoke Out festival in San Bernardino, California, on October 23, 2009.[6]

As of 2011, Goodie Mob is signed with Elektra Records.[7]

On March 12, 2010, Goodie Mob performed "Get Rich to This" in Las Vegas, Nevada, for part of the Red Bull Soundclash concert that featured CeeLo.[8]

On April 28, 2011, CeeLo brought out Goodie Mob during his performance at Sunfest in West Palm Beach, Florida. The group performed four songs together, including "Black Ice (Sky High)", "Cell Therapy", and "Soul Food".[9]

On July 25, 2011, CeeLo announced via his Twitter that Goodie Mob's reunion album would be titled We Sell Drugs Too.[10] However, in February 2012 CeeLo tweeted that the name has been changed to Age Against the Machine.[11]

After Survival Kit was released on November 13, 2020, the group planned to start touring in December 2020.[12]





Music videos





Studio albums


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  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Goodie Mob - Soul Food Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Allah, Sha Be (November 7, 2023). "Today In Hip Hop History: Goodie Mob Released Their Debut LP 'Soul Food' 28 Years Ago - The Source". Retrieved April 5, 2024.
  4. ^ Abrams, Jonathan (April 14, 2024). "Rico Wade, an Architect of Atlanta Hip-Hop, Dies at 52". New York Times. Retrieved April 15, 2024.
  5. ^ Jacobs, Allen (August 20, 2008). "Goodie Mob Reunites On Stage In Atlanta, GA". Hip Hop DX. Archived from the original on August 27, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2008.
  6. ^ "The World Famous KROQ – Alt Rock Music News, Photos, Videos, Concerts" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 7, 2009. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  7. ^ Justin (November 15, 2010). "Cee-Lo Says Goodie Mob Album Is His Focus Now". Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  8. ^ "Cee Lo, The Ting Tings Battle at Red Bull Soundclash Las Vegas". Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  9. ^ "Cee Lo Green – SunFest 2011". SunFest. April 28, 2011. Archived from the original on May 3, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  10. ^ "Goodie Mob Names Reunion Album, We Sell Drugs Too". Xxlmag.Com. July 25, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  11. ^ "Cee Lo Announces Titles of New Solo & Goodie Mob Albums". Xxlmag.Com. February 15, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "Goodie Mob". Songkick. Retrieved November 17, 2020.