Dungeon Family

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The Dungeon Family
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresHip hop, Southern hip hop, alternative hip hop, R&B
Years active1991–present
LabelsArista (1991-2011), RCA Records (2011)
MembersAndré 3000
Big Boi
Big Rube
Goodie Mob (including CeeLo Green)
Cool Breeze
Janelle Monae
Peter Ivanek
Organized Noize (including Sleepy Brown)
Killer Mike

The Dungeon Family is a musical collective based in Atlanta that specializes in Southern hip hop with heavy funk and soul influences.[1]


The group derives its name from "The Dungeon", the name given to record producer Rico Wade's studio, located in the basement of his mother's house, where many of the early members of the collective did their first recordings. Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown constitute the production/songwriting team Organized Noize, who have produced hits for the main popular Dungeon Family groups Outkast and Goodie Mob.

The collective released their first album together, titled Even in Darkness, under Arista Records on November 26, 2001.

On October 7, 2011, it was announced that Arista, along with Jive and J Records, would be shut down. All artists on those labels, including The Dungeon Family, were moved to RCA Records.[2][3] Because of this, the collective decided to part ways with RCA's parent, Sony Music.[citation needed]

In visual media[edit]

On March 16th, 2016, the documentary The Art of Organized Noize premiered on Netflix.[citation needed]



Studio albums


  • "Trans DF Express"
  • "6 Minutes (Dungeon Family It's On)"


  1. ^ Lee, Christina (2016-09-11). "Dungeon Family and Outkast Reunite for Family Affair to Remember". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  2. ^ Szalai, Georg (8 August 2011). "Peter Edge Named CEO of Sony's RCA Music Group". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  3. ^ Halperin, Shirley (12 July 2011). "L.A. Reid's First Week at Epic Has Some Staffers Feeling 'Energized'". Billboard. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  4. ^ "The Legendary Dungeon Family". www.thesubversal.com. Archived from the original on 2017-04-27.
  5. ^ "Dungeon Family to Celebrate 15 Years of "Even in Darkness" with Special Edition Vinyl". 8 August 2016.