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Cee-Lo at a Gnarls Barkley concert in the Netherlands 2008
Background information
Birth name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway
Born May 30, 1974 (1974-05-30) (age 35)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A
Genres Hip hop, funk, R&B, soul
Occupations Singer-songwriter, rapper, producer
Instruments Singing, rapping
Years active 1992–present
Labels Arista
Associated acts Goodie Mob, Gnarls Barkley, MF DOOM, Jazze Pha, Dungeon Family, Kilo Ali, Jade Ewen, OutKast, Estelle, Asher Roth, Nas, Lauryn Hill, Common, Ludacris, Carlos Santana
.Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1974),[1] better known by his stage name Cee-Lo Green, is an American hip hop, funk, soul, and R&B musician.^ Born - May 30, 1974 Location - Atlanta, GA Genres - Hip-Hop/Rap .
  • Listen to Cee-Lo MP3 Music Downloads on Napster 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC home.napster.com [Source type: General]

^ Rap musician Cee-Lo Green was born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, the son of two Southern Baptist ministers.

^ Cee-Lo released Cee-Lo Green ...

.He is a singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer, best known as a member of Goodie Mob and more recently Gnarls Barkley, and has also recorded two critically acclaimed solo LPs.^ Rolling Stone ) Goodie Mob and Cee-Lo parted ways a decade ago when he reportedly left to pursue a solo run.
  • Cee-Lo Promises Goodie Mob Reunion Show, "I'll Be There" [Video] | SOHH.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While he's most often recognized as the vocal half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo got his start as a member of the Atlanta quartet Goodie MOB, a hugely influential (if somewhat unrecognized) southern rap group.
  • Lorenzo Wolff: How Cee Lo Green Sells Soul 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

^ With this release Cee Lo cements his status as a solo artist amidst the One Monkey Don't Stop the Show release from his former cohorts the Goodie Mob .
  • Is The Soul Machine - Cee-Lo Green | Album Reviews > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

He's also known for his strong Southern accent and smooth harmonizing vocals. .Among Cee-Lo's solo hits are the singles "Closet Freak" (2002) and "I'll Be Around" (2003), produced by and featuring Timbaland.^ Rolling Stone ) Goodie Mob and Cee-Lo parted ways a decade ago when he reportedly left to pursue a solo run.
  • Cee-Lo Promises Goodie Mob Reunion Show, "I'll Be There" [Video] | SOHH.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ludacris steals the show once again) on to the Neptunes laced funky as hell "Art of Noise" to the Timberland led lead single "I'll Be Around" Cee Lo proves to have one helluva eclectic album on his hands.
  • Is The Soul Machine - Cee-Lo Green | Album Reviews > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

^ Under Tha Influence (Follow Me)            Album: CEE-LO GREEN AND HIS PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS (2002)          Artist: cee-lo .
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[1] He also performed background vocals on multi-platinum selling R&B trio TLC's 1995 # 1 single "Waterfalls".[citation needed]

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Early and personal life

.Cee-Lo was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta.^ Anxious to begin a career in music, Cee-Lo dropped out of Benjamin E. Mays High School in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

^ Find Cee-Lo on Amazon.com Born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway on May 30, 1975, in Atlanta, GA; son of two Southern Baptist ministers; married Christina Shanta Johnson, 2000; children: daughters, Sierra and Kalah; son, Kingston.

^ A founding member of Atlanta hip-hop pioneers Goodie Mob, Cee-Lo is revered for his charismatic singing style and colorful, eccentric personalit...
  • Music and Lyrics to the song I'll Be Around - (featuring Timbaland) by Cee-Lo - Rhapsody Music 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Both of Cee-Lo's parents were ordained ministers and he started his music career in his church.^ He was referring to the deaths of his parents, both ordained ministers.
  • Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Cee-Lo - Danger Mouse - New York Times 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Cee-lo Music Videos watch Cee-lo music videos .
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^ Cee-Lo showed an early interest in music, often playing the family piano.

.His father died when he was 2 years old.^ But Cee-Lo's father died when the boy was just two years old, and it was up to him to be the musician his father could not be.

.His mother Sheila J. Tyler-Calloway was involved in a car crash leaving her quadriplegic and died 2 years later when Cee-Lo was 18 years old and his career with Goodie Mob had just begun taking off.^ In the midst of recording the album, Cee-Lo's mother was in a car accident and became a quadriplegic.

^ His mother was paralyzed in a car crash and died two years later when he was 18, just as he was beginning to find success.
  • Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Cee-Lo - Danger Mouse - New York Times 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ While he's most often recognized as the vocal half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo got his start as a member of the Atlanta quartet Goodie MOB, a hugely influential (if somewhat unrecognized) southern rap group.
  • Lorenzo Wolff: How Cee Lo Green Sells Soul 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

His mother's death led him into depression, as is reflected in various songs throughout his career, including "Free" by Goodie Mob, songs on St. Elsewhere, and on The Odd Couple ("She Knows", "A Little Better").[2][3] .Cee-Lo also expresses his love for his mother in the song "Guess Who" from Goodie Mob's Soul Food album.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album CEE-LO GREEN...
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^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album UNKNOWN By cee-lo .
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.He has two stepdaughters, Sierra and Kalah, the daughters of his former wife Christina Johnson, and a son, Kingston.^ Find Cee-Lo on Amazon.com Born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway on May 30, 1975, in Atlanta, GA; son of two Southern Baptist ministers; married Christina Shanta Johnson, 2000; children: daughters, Sierra and Kalah; son, Kingston.

Sierra was on an episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 in season 1. She was also featured on the follow-up MTV television series, Exiled. .Kingston is featured on the intro of Cee-Lo Green...is the Soul Machine.^ Cee-Lo released Cee-Lo Green ...

^ Cee Lo Green is the P-funk of this generation.
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^ Advertisement Cee-Lo Green ft.
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Goodie Mob

.Along with Big Gipp, T-Mo, and Khujo, Cee-Lo was an original member of the Atlanta hip hop group Goodie Mob.^ He was an original member and integral part of Goodie Mob , the dirty south rap group also featuring Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo, who alongside the better-selling Outkast, redefined the possibilities of hip-hop.
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^ A founding member of Atlanta hip-hop pioneers Goodie Mob, Cee-Lo is revered for his charismatic singing style and colorful, eccentric personalit...
  • Music and Lyrics to the song The One by Cee-Lo - Rhapsody Music 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While he's most often recognized as the vocal half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo got his start as a member of the Atlanta quartet Goodie MOB, a hugely influential (if somewhat unrecognized) southern rap group.
  • Lorenzo Wolff: How Cee Lo Green Sells Soul 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

He is the youngest of the four.[1]
.During the making of the album World Party, Cee-Lo left the group to pursue a solo career under Arista and the remaining members continued to perform together under the Goodie Mob name with Koch Records.^ Cee-Lo left the group amid tensions over the release of World Party.

^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
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.They did however collaborate in combinations in the Dungeon Family album Even in Darkness.^ He also joined his old friends Dungeon Family for the release of Even in Darkness in 2001.

^ The amazingly fun ‘Crooked Booty’ from the completely underrated Dungeon Family album ‘Even in Darkness’ ( Arista 2001).
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^ Khujo and T were going through litigation with their former management about the namesake Lumberjacks and things of that nature, so they couldn’t even use their solo songs on the album.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

.Although the next Goodie Mob album seemed to mock Cee-Lo with its title, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show, the group expressed that it was more of a jab at Arista and the music industry as a whole.^ With this release Cee Lo cements his status as a solo artist amidst the One Monkey Don't Stop the Show release from his former cohorts the Goodie Mob .
  • Is The Soul Machine - Cee-Lo Green | Album Reviews > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

^ While he's most often recognized as the vocal half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo got his start as a member of the Atlanta quartet Goodie MOB, a hugely influential (if somewhat unrecognized) southern rap group.
  • Lorenzo Wolff: How Cee Lo Green Sells Soul 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

^ Touchstones only go so far, however, as Cee-Lo is a free spirit if anything -- he goes out of his way to be himself and only himself here, to the extent that the album's commercial hopes seem questionable at best.
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.In 2005, Cee-Lo and Big Gipp were both noted in interviews as saying the entire group is back on good terms and that they have been in the studio working on a new Goodie Mob album.^ This is the definitive Cee-Lo interview.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

.No title or release date have been given for the new project.^ Hip Hop News C & E DXNext Features Hitlist Release Dates Album Reviews Lyrics .
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The song "Hold On" from Big Boi of OutKast's Got Purp? .Vol 2 album was the first newly recorded Goodie Mob song with all four members since World Party.^ A founding member of Atlanta hip-hop pioneers Goodie Mob, Cee-Lo is revered for his charismatic singing style and colorful, eccentric personalit...
  • Music and Lyrics to the song I'll Be Around - (featuring Timbaland) by Cee-Lo - Rhapsody Music 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted March 22, 2004 10:47:00 AM See All: cee lo green chad hugo goodie mob ludacris timbaland .
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^ Goodie Mob, 1991; signed with La Face Records; releases with Goodie Mob included Soul Food, 1995, and World Party, 1999; became founding member of Dungeon Family in 2001; signed with Arista Records, 2001; released Even in Darkness, 2001; signed solo deal with Arista Records, 2002; released Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, 2002; released Cee-Lo Green ...

.(Khujo later revealed to fans at an album signing for his new album "Mercury", that the song "Hold On" was originally recorded in 1995 before Soul Food was released.^ Along with fellow Atlanta rappers OutKast, Goodie Mob laid out the blueprint for the Dirty South style during the mid-'90s, making serious waves with their debut album, Soul Food (1995).
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^ I want to maintain the optimism about it all though, ‘cause it is my intention [to record a new Goodie Mob album].
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^ Organized Noize produced and appeared on Goodie Mob's 1995 debut album, Soul Food, which went gold soon after its release.

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Solo career

.Cee-Lo's Arista career was short-lived, as he was dropped after only two albums due to low record sales.^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
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^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Touchstones only go so far, however, as Cee-Lo is a free spirit if anything -- he goes out of his way to be himself and only himself here, to the extent that the album's commercial hopes seem questionable at best.
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.His first album, Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, was heavily in the vein of various other Dungeon Family releases, with southern soul/funk/jazz backings produced solely by himself and boasting appearances by fellow Dungeon Fam members Big Gipp and Backbone.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album CEE-LO GREEN...
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^ Selected discography Solo albums Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections Arista, 2002.

^ Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections album by Cee-Lo, price: $0.99 Released: 2002-04-23 .
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.The album explored his departure from Goodie Mob and his solo growth in the song "El Dorado Sunrise (Super Chicken)", as well as socio-political issues, and showcased his singing.^ El Dorado Sunrise (Super Chicken) 05:31 7.
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^ Awful Thing lyrics - Bad Mutha lyrics - Bass Head Jazz lyrics - Big Ole Words (Damn) lyrics - Closet Freak lyrics - El Dorado Sunshine (Super Chicken) lyrics - Gettin' Grown lyrics - More Cee-lo lyrics .
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^ I want to maintain the optimism about it all though, ‘cause it is my intention [to record a new Goodie Mob album].
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

The album did not sell very well, but Cee-Lo achieved some airplay with the single "Closet Freak".
His second Arista album, Cee-Lo Green... is the .Soul Machine brought a more branched-out sound and more deeply explored southern rap music.^ On Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine , he comes back to us with a tad more pfunk and less funkadelica in his trunk.
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^ And we fought very hard to abolish those stereotypes of southern music, [but] as soon as we were taken out of the way [that] was just all reinstated.
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^ After leaving them he struck out on a solo career with Arista Records, releasing two stellar solo albums: Cee-Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections , and Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine .
  • Lorenzo Wolff: How Cee Lo Green Sells Soul 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

.This is evidenced by collaborations with Ludacris, T.I., and Pharrell and production from Timbaland, The Neptunes, and Jazze Pha among others.^ During this period, he branched out into many side projects including soon-to-be rewarding collaborations with Jazze Pha and fellow Georgian, DJ Dangermouse .
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^ Cee-Lo , sonic contributions from the Neptunes, Timbaland, Premier and Jazze Pha and appearances by Pharell, TI, and Ludacris, Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine is a musical journey that knows no boundaries, and gleefully pushes the parameters of hip hop and R&B. "I'm always seeking an advancement of not only hip-hop but music.
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.The only other Dungeon Family member that appeared on his second release was Big Rube.^ The Dungeon Family Discography The Dungeon Family (DF) is a group of artists that consists of many members including: OutKast (Big Boi and Andre 3000), Goodie Mob , Organized Noize and many more.
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^ Also a member of the Dungeon Family , Cee-Lo appeared as a singer and guest artist on a number of Outkast songs giving his nasal-croon plenty of chances to be heard.
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.This album saw Cee-Lo delve into other styles besides traditional rap (see Technique).^ Other Cee-Lo Green ringtones: .

^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
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^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
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.Timbaland proved to be Cee-Lo's single producer as their song "I'll Be Around" received mild airplay.^ This follow-up was just as free-spirited as Cee-Lo's debut but was a more focused effort, anchored by some radio-friendly singles produced by big-money hitmakers Timbaland ("I'll Be Around"), Jazze Pha ("The One"), and the Neptunes.
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^ A frequent collaborator, Cee-Lo also worked with producer Jazze Pha for Happy Hour, Jazze Pha's singing and rapping debut, with Cee-Lo co-producing and sharing vocals.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album UNKNOWN By cee-lo .
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They performed the single on an episode in the second season of Chappelle's Show. ."The One" featuring Jazze Pha and T.I. was also released as a single.^ The One (featuring Jazze Pha & T.I.)            Artist: cee-lo .
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^ One, The - (featuring Jazee Pha/T.I.) ~ Cee-Lo .
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^ My Kind Of People - (featuring Jazze Pha/Menta Malone) ~ Cee-Lo .
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.On the heels of the success of Gnarls Barkley, Arista released a 17-track "Greatest Hits" collection of Cee-Lo songs, Closet Freak: The Best Of Cee-Lo Green the Soul Machine.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album CEE-LO GREEN...
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^ Other Cee-Lo Green ringtones: .

^ What did you think about Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine ?
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.It features predominantly Cee-Lo solo tracks and several Goodie Mob songs.^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While he's most often recognized as the vocal half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo got his start as a member of the Atlanta quartet Goodie MOB, a hugely influential (if somewhat unrecognized) southern rap group.
  • Lorenzo Wolff: How Cee Lo Green Sells Soul 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

^ With this release Cee Lo cements his status as a solo artist amidst the One Monkey Don't Stop the Show release from his former cohorts the Goodie Mob .
  • Is The Soul Machine - Cee-Lo Green | Album Reviews > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

Gnarls Barkley

In Concert with Gnarls Barkley
.Along with DJ Danger Mouse (The Grey Album), Cee-Lo is currently part of a collaboration called Gnarls Barkley.^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While he's most often recognized as the vocal half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo got his start as a member of the Atlanta quartet Goodie MOB, a hugely influential (if somewhat unrecognized) southern rap group.
  • Lorenzo Wolff: How Cee Lo Green Sells Soul 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

.They first met when Danger Mouse took second in a talent contest and opened for OutKast and Goodie Mob at a University of Georgia concert in 1998. Afterwards, Danger Mouse gave Cee-Lo an instrumental demo tape and told him to call him if he was interested.^ While he's most often recognized as the vocal half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo got his start as a member of the Atlanta quartet Goodie MOB, a hugely influential (if somewhat unrecognized) southern rap group.
  • Lorenzo Wolff: How Cee Lo Green Sells Soul 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

^ At the time Cee-Lo had left Goodie Mob over artistic differences and made a well-received but commercially unsuccessful solo record; Danger Mouse had yet to make his name with “The Grey Album,” the unauthorized mash-up of the White Album by the Beatles and “The Black Album” by Jay-Z , which became a cultural phenomenon in 2004.
  • Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple - Cee-Lo - Danger Mouse - New York Times 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ With this release Cee Lo cements his status as a solo artist amidst the One Monkey Don't Stop the Show release from his former cohorts the Goodie Mob .
  • Is The Soul Machine - Cee-Lo Green | Album Reviews > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: General]

They didn't make contact again until Cee-Lo was contacted to be featured in a remix of the Danger Mouse and Jemini song "What U Sittin' On?" from the album Ghetto Pop Life. .They worked together again on the 2005 Danger Doom (Danger Mouse and MF Doom collaboration) album The Mouse and The Mask on the song "Benzi Box" where Cee-Lo sings the chorus.^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
  • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album UNKNOWN By cee-lo .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album CEE-LO GREEN...
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Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo's first collaborative album, St. Elsewhere, was released on April 24, 2006 in the United Kingdom and May 2, 2006 in the United States. St. Elsewhere entered the charts at #1 in the UK, as did the first single "Crazy". "Crazy" is the first single to go straight to #1 in the UK based on digital download sales alone. .The album is Cee-Lo's greatest selling venture yet, currently having shipped over 1 million copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
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^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album CEE-LO GREEN...
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A second album by Gnarls Barkley, titled The Odd Couple, was released in March 2008. Its first single released in January called "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)".[1]

Future projects

.Cee-lo is collaborating with producer Jazze Pha to release an album called Happy Hour on Jazze’s record label.^ Cee-Lo released Cee-Lo Green ...

^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
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^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
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.The songs "Happy Hour" (as well as the remix with Bun B, Snoop Dogg & Tone Tone), "Man of the Hour", and "Disco Bitch" (featuring The Pussycat Dolls) from the album have already been released as singles and B-sides.^ Well, for starters you don't put out an album with about 16 songs on it and only about a handful of which I actually care for.
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^ Thing is, if Cee-Lo made an album full of songs that sounded like those singles, he might be onto something.
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^ ARTISTdirect Main Headlines Featured Music Releases Top Artists Top Downloads Top Videos Recent Album Reviews Newsletter .
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.Jazze Pha has produced numerous hit singles with many artists, but this project is his rapping and singing debut.^ The album had several radio hits, including the Timbaland-produced "I'll Be Around," the Jazze Pha-produced "The One," and the Neptunes-produced "Let's Stay Together."

^ During this period, he branched out into many side projects including soon-to-be rewarding collaborations with Jazze Pha and fellow Georgian, DJ Dangermouse .
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^ The One (featuring Jazze Pha & T.I.)            Artist: cee-lo .
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.Cee-Lo is co-producing the album with him, so both artist and producer share equal roles in vocals and production.^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
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^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album UNKNOWN By cee-lo .
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.Also, Melody Thornton confirmed that she in currently in the studio with Cee-Lo working on her solo album.^ Cee-Lo: We got one more album to do.
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^ Cee-Lo: I have a solo album that I’m working on.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album CEE-LO GREEN...
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Discography

Goodie Mob albums

Solo albums

Dungeon Family albums

Gnarls Barkley albums

Filmography

  • 1999 Mystery Men as a member of the Not So Goodie Mob (cameo)
  • 2010 Freaknik: The Musical as Light Skin

Collaborations

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  • With Gorillaz
    • "Green World Drinking All The Sunshine"
  • With Danger Mouse
    • "Benzie Box" by Danger Doom
    • "What U Sittin' On?^ This week I added Chromeo’s She’s in Control (not black, but definitely not white either), a decent compilation from jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery and one of my favorite albums ever, Cee-Lo Green and his Perfect Imperfections .
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      ^ The song is cool though, especially the part where the chick sings "Something for you haters."
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      ^ I put it like this, a song like “Crazy,” the magnitude and the impact that it had, can you imagine all of that internalized with no outlet?
      • Cee-Lo Green: What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been | Features > HipHopDX.com 11 September 2009 19:52 UTC www.hiphopdx.com [Source type: Original source]

      (Remix)" by Danger Mouse & Jemini with Tha Alkaholiks
  • With Seeed
    • "Aufstehn"
    • "Rise and Shine"

Songwriting credits

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  • "All Dressed In Love" by Jennifer Hudson (co-wrote)
  • "Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes (co-wrote, produced)
  • "Don't Cha (Original Version)" by Tori Alamaze (co-wrote, produced)
  • "Like This" by Backbone with Blvd.^ This reprinting of the lengthy discussion Cee-Lo had with HipHopDX recently is for those that were well versed in Lo long before he became an acclaimed songwriter for The Pussycat Dolls (“Don’t Cha”), Brandy , Amerie and the like, and long before he went to St. Elsewhere as one half of The Odd Couple [ click to read ] alongside producer Danger Mouse .
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    International & Oddball (produced)
  • "Necessary" by Brandy (wrote)
  • "Take Control" by Amerie (co-produced)
  • "T.O.N.Y." by Solange (co-wrote)
  • "Sandcastle Disco" by Solange (co-wrote)
  • "A Walk in the Park" by Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson and Sharon Leal (from the motion picture "Soul Men").
  • "Love Gun" by Pussycat Dolls (produced)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e allmusic Biography
  2. ^ rollingstone.com. "The Acid Nerd Gangsters" (reprint of an interview originally published in Rolling Stone Magazine), published August 9, 2006
  3. ^ Chang, Jeff (April 6, 2008) "First Comes Crazy, Now Comes Odd" The New York Times.

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