Dirty South Hip Hop Legends Goodie Mob Come to Cincinnati Ahead of Super Bowl Week Concert in Atlanta

Big Gipp, Khujo, CeeLo and T-Mo perform Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Top Cats with local Hip Hop heroes Sons of Silverton and Triiibe.

Jan 22, 2019 at 10:00 am
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Goodie Mob

With Atlanta being the home of this year’s Super Bowl, music fans initially speculated that the half-time show could be a great celebration of “Dirty South” Hip Hop, a form of the great American musical art form for which the city is particularly renowned. The NFL decided Pop band Maroon 5 was a better fit for some reason, but at least one of the city’s Hip Hop legends — Outkast’s Big Boi — will appear on the main stage at the game (as a special guest, alongside Travis Scott).

Another Atlanta music icon — Jermaine Dupri — was tasked with booking a concert series leading up to the big game, and Dupri was wise enough to put together a solid lineup of crucial Georgia artists, including Goodie Mob.

The Hip Hop quartet formed in the early ’90s and, alongside Outkast, were key members of the Dungeon Family music collective. Big Gipp, Khujo, CeeLo and T-Mo grew up together in the Atlanta area and dropped their Southern Hip Hop masterwork, Soul Food (on which the rappers coined the phrase “Dirty South”), in 1995. After a couple more albums, the group sat out the 2000s, as CeeLo fostered his hugely successful solo career and worked on successful projects like Gnarls Barkley.

Goodie Mob returned in 2013 with the album Age Against the Machine and has been doing sporadic reunion jaunts ever since. Joining Goodie Mob for its Cincinnati show Wednesday at Top Cats are a pair of hometown Hip Hop greats — Triiibe and Sons of Silverton.

8 p.m. Wednesday. $40. Top Cats, 2820 Vine St., Corryville, topcatscincy.com.