TV One’s award-winning documentary series “Unsung,” announced that it plans to air the story of Atlanta hip-hop quartet Goodie Mob on Sunday, April 19, for its season finale.
The episode concludes the series’ 13th season which features episodes on singers Shirley Murdock, Kenny Lattimore, Tasha Cobbs, Betty Wright and R&B group Dru Hill.
The show has been on-air for ten years after its premiere episode in 2008 on singer Phyllis Hyman.
The upcoming episode features interviews from notable Atlantans including producers Dallas Austin and Ray Murray of Organized Noize, and rappers Big Boi, Killer Mike, Bone Crusher and T.I.
Formed by Khujo Willie “Khujo” Knighton, Robert “T-Mo” Barnett, Cameron “Big Gipp” Gipp and Thomas Callaway, professionally known as CeeLo Green, Goodie Mob stepped on the music scene in the early 90s and released their debut album “Soul Food” in 1995 through LaFace Records.
The group was credited for putting Southern Hip-Hop on the map in a time when hip-hop mostly consisted of artists from either New York City or Los Angeles.
“It was a pivotal moment in hip-hop, especially for the south, because people in the south, we always showed love to people in L.A., from New York, and it was finally our time to shine,” said Shanti Das, a former executive at LaFace Records.
The album featured hit singles “Dirty South,” Soul Food,” and the group’s lead single “Cell Therapy” which claimed a number spot on the charts.
“Cell Therapy was totally talking about life, not the club,” Big Gipp said. “And it went number one. Knowledge selling is harder than trying to sell the party.”
The episode not only explores the group’s success but also the aftermath of CeeLo deciding to pursue a solo career which resulted in a lot of success.
“One thing I can say is that (CeeLo) was always sung, so somewhere in our journey was going to take that time sing anyway and it probably was never going to be the right time for me,” Big Gipp said.
CeeLo Green went on to garner a large amount of commercial success, not only creating popular hits but also appearing as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice” and a cast member of WeTV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Hip-Hop Edition.”
Goodie Mob’s episode of TV One’s Unsung premieres on Sunday, April 19, at 10 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. CT.