Goodie Mob

Goodie Mob

Cure for Paranoia

Wed · December 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Goodie Mob
Goodie Mob
Goodie Mob is CeeLo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo Goodie, and T-mo Goodie

Goodie Mob was a Hip Hop act based in Atlanta, Georgia that formed in 1991 and currently consists of members Cee-Lo Green, Khujo, T-Mo and Big Gipp. As explained on their track “Fighting,” Goodie Mob means “the GOOD DIE Mostly Over Bullshit.”

Goodie Mob’s debut was the 1995 gold-certified album “Soul Food,” which was produced by Organized Noize and critically acclaimed. It reached #45 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #8 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. The album featured three Billboard Hot 100 singles in “Soul Food,” “Dirty South” and the Top 40 hit, “Cell Therapy.” It was on this album that the phrase Dirty South was actually coined, featured as a song title.

The Mob’s second album was “Still Standing” in 1998, on which they continued their tendency towards social commentary, and Cee-Lo’s penchant for singing began to show through more. The album was also produced by Organized Noize. It reached #6 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. “Still Standing” was the group’s second consecutive gold-selling effort.

During this period the group made a cameo appearance in the film “Mystery Men” as the “Not So Goodie Mob,” with Cee-Lo crediting himself by his birth name, Thomas Callaway.

Goodie Mob was signed to LaFace Records’s parent label Arista Records for their third album, “World Party,” which was released in 1998. It reached #48 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. The record veered away from their gritty style that permeated their successful previous releases, instead incorporating lighter beats and party related subject matter. During production, unhappy with the project’s direction, Cee-Lo abruptly left to pursue a solo career. Arista dropped the group following poor sales of the album.

The fourth album from Goodie Mob, and first without Cee-Lo, “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show” was something of a return to their earlier style. Released in 2004, it peaked at #15 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart but only reached #85 on the Billboard 200. This was their first album to not be certified gold.
Cure for Paranoia
Cure for Paranoia
Cure for Paranoia started with friends making music on a road trip. They were looking for doomsday shelter in a half-serious attempt to protect themselves from a comet rumored to be on a collision course with the earth. From there, they quickly started recording music everyday and performing live every night. By all accounts, Cure for Paranoia is one of the best groups to emerge out of Dallas in recent memory.

Like a commune or tribe, four musicians live under one roof in Oak Cliff and all they do is make music. In every way, Cure for Paranoia start their own group instead of joining someone else’s and the results are impressive. Some believe that bands should worry about oversaturation with live shows. But by demonstrating talent and dedication night after night, Cure for Paranoia quickly earned the respect of virtually every promoter, venue owner, and artistic director in North Texas’ music mecca, Deep Ellum—ask any of them.

Cameron McCloud is a hip-hop artist who looks like a ’60s rock star. Rapping with a thousand-yard stare and couture reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, or even Tom Waits, McCloud has a presence that is somehow both unapproachably intense and magnetic. His delivery is hyper and unpredictable. McCloud also has a fan in Erykah Badu. Backstage at The Bomb Factory in October, he approached the Queen of Neo-Soul and freestyled a verse for her in front of a
very large group of people. Naturally, it was caught on video and tens of thousands of people watched it online.

In February, Cure for Paranoia appeared at Badu’s sold-out birthday show at the Bomb Factory in front of a crowd of over 4,000. A month later, they returned to the venue for another sold-out show opening for Ludacris. Cure for Paranoia are a group of people addicted to music, and this is an infectious energy captured in their live shows and recordings. Stanley Francisko’s vocals bring an invaluable spirituality and pop sensibility to the group. JayAnalog and Tomahawk Jonez, also known as The Institute, compose and record all songs and provide live production during performances.

This is a wicked fusion of hip-hop, rock, pop, funk, and R&B built with an organic approach. Songs are figured out in equal parts while they are written, recorded, and performed live. It is not unusual for Cure of Paranoia to write a song in the afternoon, test it out in front of a crowd that night, and get back to work on it the next day.

Almost any night of the week, Cure for Paranoia can be seen performing live in Deep Ellum. They are featured on bills or showing up for weekly residencies at places like Drugstore Cowboy, High & Tight Barbershop, and one of the best places to hear live music from up-and- coming acts in the neighborhood, Three Links. On nights off, it is not unusual for Cure for Paranoia to perform on the street. It’s a surprisingly effective way to make new fans and spread the word about the next
show. They even met Grammy Award-winning producer Jah Born during one of these street performances and started collaborating with him.

“Normal Person” is a showcase of harmony, heavy beats, flawless production, wild mood swings, and musicality. A virtuosic mix of music genres is the perfect backdrop for the battle between McCloud’s steely enunciations as a rapper and the good vibes of Francisko’s vocals. McCloud is raw, Francisko could be a pop star, and they find common ground to make the most of their differences.

Through collaboration, audience interaction, and countless remixes, Cure for Paranoia is perfecting a self-titled album planned for a vinyl record release. In the meantime, you can hear these songs unfolding live. No two performances are the same and, as “Normal Person” demonstrates, Cure for Paranoia meticulously agonizes over songs until they have something special.

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Venue Information:
Canton Hall
2727 Canton St
Next to Bomb Factory
Dallas, TX, 75226