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Still Standing
     

Still Standing

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by Goodie Mob
 
Goodie Mob's debut album was a production masterpiece that ranks as perhaps the most Southern-sounding Southern rap album ever recorded; similarly, lead rapper Cee-Lo is one of the most Southern MCs on record, with a raspy, nasal, rural-sounding drawl that's utterly distinctive. The follow-up album, Still Standing, is mostly more of the same great stuff, with

Overview

Goodie Mob's debut album was a production masterpiece that ranks as perhaps the most Southern-sounding Southern rap album ever recorded; similarly, lead rapper Cee-Lo is one of the most Southern MCs on record, with a raspy, nasal, rural-sounding drawl that's utterly distinctive. The follow-up album, Still Standing, is mostly more of the same great stuff, with producers Organized Noize refining the soulful, organic blueprint laid out on Soul Food. There are some more up-tempo percussion tracks here, with a few detours into more typical Southern bounce tracks; it's mildly disappointing to hear Goodie Mob following trends instead of setting them, but they're well-executed all the same. When the results are more imaginative, as on the hit single "They Don't Dance No Mo'" and "Ghetto-ology," it's a terrific expansion of the group's sound; so is the heavy, guitar-driven rocker "Just About Over." The hardcore themes that occasionally popped up on Soul Food are a smaller presence on Still Standing; even so, while the group may be progressive in sentiment, they still aren't gentle in language. And their trademark social and spiritual awareness is very much in evidence. "The Experience" is a nimble meditation on the word "nigga"; "Black Ice," "Fly Away," and "Inshallah" have the deep gospel feel that makes Goodie Mob so unique; "Beautiful Skin" professes deep respect for women who respect themselves; and "Gutta Butta" and "Greeny Green" are reflections on neighborhood pride (by way of not littering) and materialism, respectively. Cee-Lo is even more of a breakout individual presence on Still Standing, and his unique style can sometimes overshadow his bandmates; plus, a few tracks just aren't that engaging. But overall, Still Standing is an excellent follow-up to a major artistic statement.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/1998
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0730082604727
catalogNumber:
26047

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Goodie Mob   Primary Artist
Preston Crump   Bass
Carlos Glover   Guitar
Edgar Boney E Hinton   Bass
Joi   Background Vocals
Debra Killings   Background Vocals
Tarus Mateen   Bass
Organized Noize   Synthesizer,Bass,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Multi Instruments
Dré   Bass
Craig Love   Guitar
Martin Terry   Guitar
DJ Herb   scratching
Teddy Kumpel   Mandolin
Skinny Miracles   Piano
Whild Peach   Background Vocals
Witchdoctor   Vocals,Track Performer
Cee Lo Green   Strings,Keyboards,Vocals
T-Mo   Vocals
Backbone   Bass,Track Performer
Cool Breeze   Bass
Lil' Will   Background Vocals
André Benjamin   Bass Guitar
Omar Phillips   Percussion,Conga
Billy Odum   Guitar
Donnie Mathis   Guitar
David Whild   Guitar
Kalifani   Conga
Khujo   Vocals
Collier Starks   Background Vocals
Mark Starks   Background Vocals
Shawn Grove   Acoustic Guitar
Victor Alexander   Drums
Big Boi   Bass
Big Gipp   Vocals
Chiefton   Vocals,Track Performer
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman   Keyboards,Clavinet

Technical Credits

Babyface   Executive Producer
Muggs   Producer
Organized Noize   Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Kevin Parker   Engineer
L.A. Reid   Executive Producer
Bernasky Wall   Engineer
Craig Love   Programming,Producer
Blake Eiseman   Engineer
D.L. Warfield   Art Direction
Whild Peach   Arranger
Cee Lo Green   Producer,drum programming
T-Mo   Producer,drum programming
DJ   Producer
David Whild   Arranger,Producer
Shawn Grove   Engineer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Three years later after the classic release, Goodie Mobb struck gold again in 1998.