Shied…I posted this on my Tumblr yesterday, but only because I wasn’t at my computer all day and I couldn’t embed to blog on my phone. But, it doesn’t seem like a lot of people payed attention or cared to listen. Has faith in the new Goodie Mob album been lost?
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been worried, but this song does offer some hope though. It’s the best I’ve heard from Age Against the Machine so far. And in case you haven’t heard, Cee-Lo just signed on to have a reality show on TBS with much of it being centered around Goodie Mob recording their new album.
For the last 10 years, Bun B has been good at hopping on the newer cats songs and saying something. And I think that’s what he was trying to accomplish here. In his verse he pretty much lays down the rules and ethics of what it means to be “trill.” I’m glad he did that on this song in particular, because I have no idea what the hell Young Scooter was rapping about or trying to rap about. Here’s to hoping a young cat out here trying to get it hears this song listens to Bun’s verse.
Stumbled across this on tumbler today and it warmed my heart.
I remember this interview like it was yesterday. This is an episode of Teen Summit where then host Prince Dajour came to Atlanta to kick it with Goodie Mob. It was ’96 and Soul Food just went Gold.
Man…everything about this interview is great. In true Atlanta fashion, they’re posted up at the car wash on a sunny afternoon just kicking it. I don’t know about you, but that’s all I wanted to do all day and night at one point. Eff the club. Give me a 12 of beer, some blacks and some CDs to chill too, and we were good. I believe this is the Big A car wash on Campbellton Road too, the same one that Outkast shot the Benz Or Beamer video at.
I remember thinking that T-Mo was actually Cool Breeze for most of the first segment because dude barely talked and was just filling in for him. You can also see Witchdoctor posted up in the cut…which reminds me of another thought. Back when Ceelo left the group, I wonder if anybody ever entertained the idea of “replacing” him with Witchdoctor. I think it would have made a good fit for the time being.
Another cool part is when they went and did part of the interview in front of the state capitol. Everything from Khujo staring down the white dude walking by to him dodging traffic and running up the steps to go “get’em shawty.”
They end the interview eating at Chantrelle’s which is also where I interviewed them for that Creative Loafing cover I wrote when they had their reunion concert.
I would sit here and type out all of the highlights and quotes, but I’d rather you just sit back and enjoy it. It’s stuff like this that reminds me of why I do what I do and why I want to do it. Somedays I want to give up and just do whatever, but seeing footage like this really lifts my spirits. It’s also a glimpse of why I take some things so serious. These dudes never wasted a word in their music (although World Party is still up for debate) or their interviews. I remember when I wrote a “Classic Material” piece on them for XXL, all of them told me that it wasn’t them that wrote Soul Food, it was God that wrote Soul Food. That’s why I can’t lend my ear or words to just any ol’ thing. Yeah, there is a time and a place for fun and what not, but it’s just way too much going on for so many cats to spend so much time talking about money, pussy and partying.
Also, it’s always a trip to see and read old Goodie Mob interviews and compare what they said back then, to what’s going on now.
Shawty its about MFing time we got some consistent Young Dro performances. This tape should really be called Get Dro Or Die. I don’t know what he’s on, but keep him on it, whatever it is.
B.o.B did his thing on here too. Not sure about Travis Scott’s presence on here though, might want to keep him under wraps a little longer before they just start throwing him on records with other people outside of his element. Based off the little he said on here, I’m looking forward to hearing what Spodee does when he gets back out too. Everybody must be getting a lot of pussy these days too, since that seems to be a rampant theme throughout the tape. Congrats, I guess?
Beyond that though, I’m just glad to hear Dro rapping like he actually gives a damn again.
This might be the best offering Grand Hustle has made as a whole since In Da Streets Pt. 3…some of the energy on here reminds me of that time in history. Which is what I think they were aiming to do.
Spree Wilson has dropped his long-awaited “Life In Technicolor” Vol. 1 for free download today. It features the singles “Right One, Wrong Time” and that jammin ass song “All I Need.”
If you haven’t been hearing about it, it’s a ode to 1990′s Atlanta Bass Music. So if you used to get down to those old Bedroom Boom mixtapes or hit up the Golden Glide back in the day, this is right up your alley. It also a bit of a left turn for Spree musically as he’s usually known for producing his own tracks, playing guitar and mostly rapping. Here he’s letting The Flush man the boards and singing over modern bass melodies.
There is more where this came from. Not sure when Volume 2 is dropping, but I’m already looking forward to it because of the songs I heard, that were left off of this one.