Goodie MOb will issue
a greatest hits package, Dirty South Classics encompassing the work of
the group from all three of their gold-certified albums dating back to 1995.
The album will
feature past collaborative efforts with Outkast, such as “Black Ice (Sky
High)” as well as the group’s debut song, “Cell Therapy.”
After gaining critical
acclaim with their first two albums, Soul Food and Still Standing,
Goodie MOb released World Party to poor reviews as they reached for more
When news came
that group member Cee-Lo would release a solo album amid the lukewarm reception
to World Party, speculation began that the group was breaking up.
refuted that claim, but hinted that the period of time may have lead to the
group ultimately breaking up.
to do a solo album just to do it,” Cee-Lo told AllHipHop.com “Not
to break up and they [the group] didn’t support it.”
The MC turned soul
singer was receptive to the idea of a greatest hits album as a way for younger
fans to learn about Goodie, as he explained that he, T-Mo, Khujo, and Big Gipp
are finished recording together as a group.
“I think it’s
cool, since the rest of these fellas done messed it up so bad, we ain’t
never gonna get back together,” he said. “There was hope at one time,
but they done been so slanderous and disrespectful. You know, they attempting
to do an album without me, One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show.”
News broke that
the group would be calling it quits when Cee-Lo made the announcement last October
at the Shortlist Award ceremony.
Prior to breaking
up, Arista Records announced they were dropping the group from their label group,
which occurred around the same time group member Khujo was involved in a serious
car accident that resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee.
Classics will be released December 16 and the remaining members of the group
are expected to release new material early next year under the tentative title
One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show.
Cee-Lo is set to
follow up his critically acclaimed Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections,
with a new album January 20 titled Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine.