Soul Food (Goodie Mob album)

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Soul Food
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Studio album by Goodie Mob
Released November 7, 1995
Recorded October 1994-August 1995
Genre Hip hop, southern hip hop
Length 61:02
Label LaFace
Producer Organized Noize
Goodie Mob chronology
Soul Food
(1995)
Still Standing
(1998)Still Standing1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[1]
NME7/10 stars 96
RapReviews10/10 stars link
The Source4/5 stars
Rap Pages9/10 stars 95

Soul Food is the acclaimed debut album from American rap group 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 CeeLo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo. Guest vocalists on this album include André 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast, Cool Breeze, and Witchdoctor. 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, Green's late mother. Soul Food received critical acclaim for its raw, Southern, socially conscious lyrics and original production from Organized Noize. Along with Outkast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, Soul Food 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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Free"Thomas Burton, Organized Noize1:23
2."Thought Process" (featuring André 3000)Robert Barnett, André Benjamin, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knightion, Organized Noize5:09
3."Red Dog (Skit)" 0:23
4."Dirty South" (featuring Big Boi & Cool Breeze)King George, Antwan Patton, Organized Noize3:34
5."Cell Therapy"Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize4:37
6."Sesame Street"Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize4:36
7."Guess Who"Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize4:49
8."Serenity Prayer (Skit)" 0:09
9."Fighting" (featuring Joi)Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Michael Johnson, Willie Knighton5:45
10."Blood (Skit)" 0:53
11."Live at the O.M.N.I."Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize4:58
12."Goodie Bag"Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize4:25
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 Noize3:56
14."Funeral (Skit)" 0:54
15."I Didn't Ask to Come"Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize4:08
16."Rico (Skit)" 0:07
17."The Coming" (featuring Witchdoctor)Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Eric Johnson, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize5:47
18."Cee-Lo (Skit)" 0:28
19."The Day After" (featuring Roni)Robert Barnett, Thomas Burton, Cameron Gipp, Willie Knighton, Organized Noize5:00

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]

Sample credits
  • "Dirty South" contains samples of "Passacaglia in C Minor" performed by Hubert Laws.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://books.google.com/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. ^ Soul Food - Goodie Mob | Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2010.