Goodie Mob to Play Feb. 24 at Neumos

Goodie Mob is back together, and back on tour. Since they've gotten their requisite Atlanta gig out of the way, the seminal Southern hip-hop outfit (Cee-Lo, Big Gipp, Khujo, T-Mo) is free to move about the country, and is coming Feb. 24 to Neumos. Fuck, I'm excited.

A long, long time ago in a city far, far away, I saw them perform at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando. Roughly a year after its release, the quartet's sophomore disc, 1998's Still Standing, was still on a lot folks' mind--especially down South--and it showed during the performance: The crowd damn near had a conniption fit when Gipp launched into the first verse of "They Don't Dance No Mo'." I'll have more on this later (after I scrape the circa 1993-1999 blunt resin from my brain), but, in the meantime, check out Creative Loafing scribe Maurice Garland's Goodie profile, which contains a random exchange between Gipp and a passerby that seems straight out of Harry Crews novel:

"'Gipp?' a random Atlanta native shouts out, spotting a member of the crew.

"''Sup, folk,' Big Gipp hollers back.

"'Aw man! What you doing out here?'

"'Just working. We got a show coming up.'

"'Goodie Mob?'

"'Yep, come on out, folk.'

"'Hell yeah! I'll stab a nigga for y'all man, for real.'

"''Preciate it, folk,' Gipp laughs."

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