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Cee-Lo Green Tells Sway That The Dungeon Family Is Reuniting
Cee-Lo Green Tells Sway That The Dungeon Family Is Reuniting

Cee-Lo Green Tells Sway That The Dungeon Family Is Reuniting

Cee-Lo Green Tells Sway That The Dungeon Family Is Reuniting

Southern rap fans, rejoice: Dungeon Family will be reuniting for an on-stage performance next month in their hometown of Atlanta, Ga.

"Everybody's coming back together," Cee-Lo Green told Sway on Friday, during an interview on his morning radio show Sway In The Morning. The group just had a conference call the day before, Cee-Lo said, and they plan to reunite at the ONE Musicfest on Saturday, Sept. 10.

"We're doing a Dungeon Family reunion. It's going to be historic," he said. When Sway specifically asked if the reclusive Andre 3000 would be there, Cee-Lo confirmed that he would be.

The reunion comes as good news to music fans who have been invested in the Dungeon Family since they were churning out classic southern hip-hop in the 1990s. The story was retold earlier this year in the Netflix documentary The Art of Organized Noize: the crew all used to record in producer Rico Wade's studio in his mother's basement, which was nicknamed "The Dungeon." Those late-night, crammed space sessions spawned seminal records from OutKast and Goodie Mob, along with songs and albums by other members of the crew.

Over the years, the members have went their separate ways to pursue other ventures. Big Boi still enjoys a prosperous solo rap career; Andre 3000 alternates between acting, cameos on other artists' songs, and staying out of the limelight altogether; Cee-Lo found success with DJ Danger Mouse as the duo Gnarls Barkley, along with maintaining a successful solo career and being a judge on The Voice; Goodie Mob separated and reunited for an album in 2011; Killer Mike built a fan base as a solo artist, but has enjoyed a career resurgence as half of the duo Run The Jewels with El-P.

Dungeon Family is an expansive roster: Big Boi and Andre 3000, Cee-Lo, Sleepy Brown, Rico Wade, Ray Murray, Killer Mike, Big Gipp, T-Mo, Cool Breeze, Witchdoctor, Backbone, Big Rube, and Slimm Calhoun. Let Cee-Lo tell it, all of them will be there for the September reunion - meaning that a lot of history will be on the stage.

Cee-Lo also noted a possible upcoming solo rap album called The Gemini Method, and said that he's in talks with Danger Mouse to work on another Gnarls Barkley project. He's working on a prequel to the latter, called Gnarly Davidson. Cee-Lo also has a label under Epic Records called Mothership, and has signed the group Swagu Style House, which appears in the interview video.