Atlanta’s Own Goodie Mob Gives The “Dirty South” Its Name

    Comments:  | Leave A Comment

    Goodie Mob performing at 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta (Getty Images / By Taylor Hill)

    Atlanta is considered a hotbed of hip hop these days, but that wasn’t the case in 1995. ATL’s own Dungeon Family crew would change that forever.

    Consisting of OutKast, Goodie Mob, Cool Breeze, Witchdoctor, producers Organized Noize and others, the Dungeon Family put real Atlanta hip hop on the map. Before Cee-Lo blew up with Gnarls Barkley and the song “F*ck You,” the SW ATL native was an integral member of Goodie Mob, along with Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo.

    Not only did the Dungeon Family redefine Southern hip hop forever, Goodie Mob actually gave the South its name with its 1995 hit single “Dirty South” from the group’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Soul Food.

    The song’s intro is a skit of a house raid by the controversial Red Dog drug police unit, which was recently disbanded.

    Big Boi from OutKast is featured on the song while Cool Breeze does the hook. Now considered a hip hop legend, Big wasn’t even old enough to drink when “Dirty South” dropped: “…year older / now I’m almost legal…”

    http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x43x4x
    Goodie Mob – Dirty South by PeteRock

    RELATED: Cee Lo Says Goodie Mob Is 10 Tracks Deep Into Reunion Album

    RELATED: “Still A Summer Jam..Always A Classic!”- ThrowBack Thursday

    RELATED: “Before Cell Phones, There Were Beepers..Baby!” – #ThrowBackThursday

    RELATED: DJ Drama Interviews Goodie Mob

    RELATED: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Big Boi Talks Solo Album, OutKast Label Drama


    Join the Conversation! Share and Discuss!

    Tags: » » » » » » » » » »

    Comments

    blog comments powered by Disqus
    Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 39,616 other followers