Goodie Mob are set to reintroduce themselves to hip-hop purists with their fourth and highly anticipated new album 'Age Against the Machine' which will be released on September 2nd. After a 14-year hiatus, the Atlanta rap group - which features the Grammy Award winner CeeLo Green alongside Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo - return to remind the world of the group's lauded history as rap royalty of the "Dirty South".
Goodie Mob will preview the release of the album by unleashing their new radio single 'Special Education' featuring Janelle Monae as well as the 'Pinstripes' featuring T.I. in coming weeks.
In February, the collective surprised fans and joined fellow member CeeLo Green onstage during his Las Vegas residency show, "CeeLoGreen is Loberace," at Planet Hollywood and performed classics from their three Gold-certified albums including 'Soul Food' and 'TheyDon't Dance No Mo.' In addition, the group is currently featured in a television commercial campaign for the Las Vegas Tourism Boardwhich will air in the States throughout the rest of the year.
Last year, Goodie Mob released the single 'Fight to Win', an anthem of liberation, motivation and determination, which they premiered onNBC's hit show 'The Voice' and performed at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The track was used as the official theme song for the2012 NBA Playoffs and was prominently featured in the campaign surrounding the release of the Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Formed in 1991, Goodie Mob forged a trail in hip-hop alongside the rest of the Dungeon Family, a musical crew of southern rappers including Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast, Organized Noise and Parental Advisory. What made Goodie Mob a standout was their unique ability to blend lyrics on heavy social and political issues with head nodding beats. Their debut album 'Soul Food' (1995) was certified Gold and is recognised as the album that put Atlanta's rap scene on the map. After the success of their debut, Goodie Mob later released 'Still Standing' (1998) and 'World Party' (1999), which were both certified Gold in the U.S.