Posted in hiphop | music on November 16, 2009

Goodie Mob on Fallon
Fallon

So in one way, at least, it was 1995 again at B. B. King Blues Club & Grill on Friday night, when Goodie Mob arrived, following several years of fracture, as part of its reunion tour. Around 1:45 a.m., the 1980s New York hip-hop standout and nostalgia exploiter Slick Rick left the stage after his opening set; with him went about half the crowd.

And just as in 1995, all of those people missed out. Dressed in grays and silvers, with a female D.J. in a reflective tinsel wig and matching unitard, the Goodie Mob -- Cee-Lo, Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo -- were exuberant and comfortable, happily taking their rightful place as oft-overlooked pioneers. [NY Times]

Goodie Mob's Friday night setlist included Cee-Lo performing his Gnarls Barkley hit "Crazy". One night earlier the group performed "Soul Food" on Fallon (backed by Fallon house band The Roots). Videos from both nights below...

Goodie Mob - Soul Food in Jimmy Fallon w/ The Roots 11/12/09

Goodie Mob - Cell Therapy LIVE at B.B. King's NYC 11/13/09

Goodie Mob - Soul Food LIVE at B.B. King's NYC 11/13/09

Goodie Mob "Get Rich To This" LIVE at B.B. King's NYC 11/13/09

Goodie Mob "Crazy" (Gnarls Barkley) LIVE at B.B. King's NYC 11/13/09

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Comments (8)

They fucking slayed. The crowd was wilder with 150 people for Goodie Mob than it was with 400 for Slick Rick. Gipp is an animal.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2009 10:03 AM

adrian grenier was there.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2009 10:09 AM

Wow that version of Soul Food was delightful. It's great to see these guys back together. I saw them in '96 with Fishbone and De Le Soul in DC. Goodie stole the night. They had a killer live band and they tore the whole house down.

Posted by Daniel | November 16, 2009 10:31 AM

mayne!

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2009 11:03 AM

Bad Rabbits murdered this night with an opening set: www.myspace.com/badrabbitsband

Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2009 1:49 PM

So Scarface didn't show up? Not that it would be a surprise since the lineup changed who knows how many times.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 6:15 AM

Goodie could have used the live band. And having seen them 11 years ago, I'd say that Cee-Lo was dialing it in a bit. And come on guys - 45 minutes or so!??! At least give us an hour as the headliners.

Posted by BC | November 17, 2009 11:40 AM

About 45 minutes is ridiculous, with the amount of material they have? Headliners always do at least an hour. They wonder why barely anyone bought tickets to Hammerstein and most the audience left before they hit the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 12:22 AM

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