ANNOUNCE FIRST NATIONWIDE TOUR SINCE 2009 NEW ALBUM AGE AGAINST THE MACHINE OUT AUGUST 27TH “Special Education” ft. Janelle Monae Receives Rave Reviews!
(June 25, 2013, New York, NY) - Critically acclaimed recording artists Goodie Mobare pleased to announce their first nationwide tour run since 2009. Featuring all four original members – CeeLo, Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo – the tour will have the legendary Atlanta based hip hop group perform new material off their highly anticipated forthcoming album Age Against the Machine out August 27th as well as material from their lauded catalogue of hip hop classics that have sold 3 million albums worldwide.
The 11-city tour will cut across the US kicking off in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club on Saturday, August 24th before heading over to the west coast and back east to conclude in their home city of Atlanta on Saturday, September 14 at ONE MusicFest. Major market tour stops include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver and Miami and tickets are currently available at www.GoodieMobMusic.com.
“For this tour we’re doing what we used to back in the old Goodie Mob days,” says T-Mo. “It’s all four of us hitting at the same time. We say our little prayer together, touch hands, get up on that stage, and transform in to ‘that’ Goodie Mob.”
The group’s fourth full-length studio album Age Against the Machine due out August 27th has already received high praise from early listeners with Billboard proclaiming, “The project is impressively fluid and cohesive.” After a 14-year hiatus, Grammy Award winning artist CeeLo Green reunites with his original Atlanta rap group, Goodie Mob and his Goodie brothers Big Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo, to remind naysayers of the group’s famed history as rap royalty of the “Dirty South.” Their seminal debut album Soul Food (1995) and later releases, Standing (1998) and World Party (1999), cemented the group as one of the most distinguished Atlanta hip hop groups of all time for their celebrated rhymes about heavy social and political issues.
The first single off Age Against the Machine, “Special Education” featuring Janelle Monae, continues in Goodie Mob’s fashion of pushing the envelope and is currently available on iTunes and has impacted radio nationwide. SPIN exclaimed the track is a “step in the right direction”, while Pitchfork said Goodie Mob “wed industrial crunch to funk with surprisingly harmonious results.”
Formed in 1991, Goodie Mob - natives of Atlanta, GA - 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 recognized 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.
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