Soul Food (Goodie Mob album)

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Soul Food
Studio album by Goodie Mob
Released November 21, 1995
Recorded October 1994-September 1995
Genre Hip hop
Length 61:02
Label LaFace
Producer Organized Noize
Goodie Mob chronology
Soul Food
(1995)
Still Standing
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[1]
NME 7/10 stars 96
RapReviews 10/10 stars link
The Source 4/5 stars
Rap Pages 9/10 stars 95

Soul Food is the 1995 debut album for the Goodie Mob, released by LaFace Records. Its title track was a hit single and the album included the first use of the term 'dirty south' (originated by Cool Breeze), on the track of the same name. The Goodie Mob quartet includes Cee-Lo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo. Guest vocalists on this album include Andre 3000 and Big Boi of OutKast, Cool Breeze, and Witchdoctor. Soul Food received critical acclaim for its raw, Southern, socially conscious lyrics and original production from Organized Noize. In 1996, it was certified gold as sales stand at over 500,000 units in the U.S.[2] The album is dedicated to the memory of Sheila J. Tyler-Calloway, Cee-Lo's deceased mother. Soul Food, along with Outkast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, has been regarded as one of the two albums that brought southern hip hop to the mainstream, and it is regarded as a southern classic.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were produced by Organized Noize except "Fighting", which was produced by Mixzo and Organized Noize. Mr. DJ co-produced "Goodie Bag", although he was uncredited.[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Free"   Thomas Burton, Organized Noize 1:23
2. "Thought Process" (featuring André 3000 of OutKast) Robert Barnett, André Benjamin, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knightion, Organized Noize 5:09
3. "Red Dog" (Skit)   0:23
4. "Dirty South" (featuring Big Boi of OutKast & Cool Breeze) King George, Antwan Patton, Organized Noize 3:34
5. "Cell Therapy"   Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize 4:37
6. "Sesame Street"   Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize 4:36
7. "Guess Who"   Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize 4:49
8. "Serenity Prayer" (Skit)   0:09
9. "Fighting" (featuring Joi) Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Michael Johnson, Willie Knighton 5:45
10. "Blood" (Skit)   0:53
11. "Live at the O.M.N.I."   Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize 4:58
12. "Goodie Bag"   Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize 4:25
13. "Soul Food" (featuring Sleepy Brown) Robert Barnett, Brandon Bennett, Marc Benno, Bill Boatman, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Pigmeat Markham, Leon Russell, Organized Noize 3:56
14. "Funeral" (Skit)   0:54
15. "I Didn't Ask to Come"   Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize 4:08
16. "Rico" (Skit)   0:07
17. "The Coming" (featuring Witchdoctor) Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Eric Johnson, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize 5:47
18. "Cee-Lo" (Skit)   0:28
19. "The Day After" (featuring Roni) Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize 5:00
Sample Credits

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lRgtYCC6OUwC&pg=PA322&dq=rolling+stone+gang+starr&cd=1&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=pete%20rock&f=false Page 337
  2. ^ RIAA Searchable Database. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
  3. ^ Hobbs, Linda. "Organized Noize Tells All: The Stories Behind Their Classic Records". interview. complex.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  4. ^ Les Samples de Goodie Mob. du-bruit.com. Retrieved July 21, 2010
  5. ^ [1]. whosampled.com. Retrieved March 1, 2011
  6. ^ Soul Food - Goodie Mob | Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2010.