Are you ready for Beauté Noir? Our one-of-a-kind Juneteenth celebration is back for its second year and we’re pulling out all the stops to make it unforgettable. Honoring all aspects of Black culture, Beauté Noir is the place to be this June 18th. Along with food and festivities, we’ve also got a stellar line-up of live entertainment, including Atlanta’s own Goodie Mob.
Behind the Beats
Founded by Big Gipp, Khujo, CeeLo Green, and T-Mo in the early 90s, Goodie Mob is one of hip hop’s most well-known groups for their original sound and legendary lyrics that often focused on social and political issues.
With the release of their critically acclaimed, certified Gold debut album 'Soul Food,' Goodie Mob became one of the first southern rap groups to achieve national recognition.
“Everybody was really focused, ambitious, and optimistic about going forward with some really great music as a backdrop. First of all, being very positive and also becoming the product of the environment. There was a lot of support, there was a lot of style, various styles. There was a lot of exchange and engagement with each other. There was a lot of equality and there was a lot of individuality all under one roof,” CeeLo Green reminisced of the early days of Goodie Mob (via Thrasher Magazine).
Any Goodie Mob fan will tell you, 'Soul Food' isn’t just the album that put the group on the map, it’s a classic album with more than a few bangers, like 'Cell Therapy', which became a Top 40 hit, topping the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart at number one. 'Dirty South,' also from 'Soul Food,' isn’t just an awesome track, it’s also the origin of the musical term of the same name.
Other fan faves include their track 'Black Ice,' which features Outkast, from their 'Still Standing' album, and 'They Don’t Dance No Mo’' with Lil’ Will, also from 'Still Standing.'
Back in Business
Despite their early success and killer talent, the group disbanded in 2004 after the release of their fourth album. Officially reuniting after a Gnarls Barkley (another of CeeLo’s musical projects) show in 2006, Goodie Mob’s most recent release is 'Survival Kit,' recorded in 2020 during the pandemic.
A group like Goodie Mob isn’t run of the mill, and it's their drive and vibe that’s helped them persevere and become known as one of the best hip hop groups of all time.
“Basically, at the end of the day, there’s never a better time than the here and now to do something that you wanted to do. Something that you’re able to do, and in that process, remind your audience and the industry, and the world at large that you are here for reason and purpose. Our purpose is not solely to entertain but to also convey that message, and make that connection with the people,” CeeLo Green says of the group (via Paste Magazine).
Don’t miss Goodie Mob at this year’s Beauté Noir! tickets are available now - grab them while you still can!