Khujo

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Khujo
Birth name Willie Knighton, Jr.
Born March 13, 1972 (1972-03-13) (age 42)
Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1995–present
Labels Arista Records, Koch Records, Lex Records
Associated acts Goodie Mob, Dungeon Family, Willie Isz, Dyme Deville

Khujo Gunclub Goodie (born Willie Edward Knighton, Jr.; March 13, 1972) is an American hip hop musician. He is one-fourth of Goodie Mob (along with T-Mo, Cee-Lo, and Big Gipp), and one-half of The Lumberjacks (with T-Mo).

Life and career[edit]

Khujo was born in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1998, Khujo married his wife of fifteen years, Tiffany. They have four sons, Siah, Simeon, Daniel and Gad.

He is the only featured guest to appear on every single Outkast album, including Big Boi's solo album. Khujo has released a new book titled "Straight out the A" that focuses on his life and the development of the Dirty South movement from OutKast to Goodie Mob. Khujo is a very spiritual man known for his distinct, grunty voice and free-flowing rhyming style. He rhymes about all aspects of street life, often intertwining those subject with God metaphorically or directly. In 2002 he was involved in a car crash which resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee.[1]

He released his debut solo album, The Man Not the Dawg, in 2002 to limited success. In it he delved into more personal, gritty topics that wouldn't have fit in the cohesive, conscious songs in the early Goodie Mob albums.

In 2008 the first tracks from his forthcoming collaboration with Jneiro Jarel appeared on internet blogs. The tracks, "Georgiavania" and "In The Red" featured production by Jneiro Jarel and vocals by Jneiro and Khujo. The group is called Willie Isz. The two artists had previously collaborated on the 2008 single "OPR8R" by Shape Of Broad Minds. The Willie Isz album "Georgiavania" is due to be released on Lex Records in April 2009.

Khujo prefers to be called a messenger as opposed to a rapper, saying, "'Cuz rappas wrap gifts." He belonged to the Party Crashers rap group in middle school and formed the Six Sense rap group in high school with soon-to-be Dungeon Family affiliates Ray Murray, Big Gipp, and others.

While some mistakenly believe that Khujo's name is an adaptation of "Cujo", the violent dog from the popular Stephen King novel and subsequent film, it is actually a tribute to the leader of the tribal Maroons who led escaped slaves to freedom.

Discography[edit]

With Goodie Mob[edit]

With The Lumberjacks[edit]

With Willie Isz[edit]

Solo[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saraceno, Christina (2002-06-27). "Khujo Injured in Car Crash". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2006-05-09. Retrieved 2010-05-06.