Rapper Cee-lo Green
Rapper
Goodie Mob ~ Gnarls Barkley
birth name: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway

Cee-Lo Green

May 30, 1974, Atlanta, GA

Multi-talented and flamboyant, Cee Lo Green initially made a name for himself and his trademark crooning as part of pioneering Dirty South rappers Goodie Mob before he broke away in the early 2000s for a colorful solo route. Along with fellow Atlanta rappers OutKast, Goodie Mob laid out the blueprint for the Dirty South style during the mid-'90s, making serious waves with their debut album, Soul Food (1995). Cee Lo was an important member of the group, often singing the hooks to many of Goodie Mob's best songs (e.g., Cell Therapy, Soul Food, Black Ice). But the group didn't last too long, and after a few releases over a five-year span, Cee Lo split with Goodie Mob for a promising solo deal with Arista. ~ Allmusic: Cee-Lo Green ~ retrieved May 27, 2014 © Allmusic

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May 30, 1970 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (7) The Moments, Love On A Two Way Street ~ #2 (1) The Guess Who, American Woman/No Sugar Tonight ~ #1 (4) Ray Stevens, Everything Is Beautiful

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Cee-Lo Green ~ Awarded a 2011 Brit Award for Best International Male Solo Artist.

Cee-Lo Green ~ Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine (2004) ~ Named one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in 2008.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Outkast ~ Speakerboxx/The Love Below (2003) ~ Voted #115 SPIN 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years in 2012 ~ Simply the most adventurous ‘rap’ record ever made ~ 2012 © SPIN

Goodie Mob

Goodie Mob ~ World Party (1999) ~ Ranked #8 SPIN Albums Of The Year in 1999

Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley ~ Going On ~ Named one of the Time 30 All-TIME Best Music Videos in 2011 ~ Director Wendy Morgan’s video for this track from Gnarls Barkley’s second album is a sucker punch of joy. ~ 2011 © Time



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