One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

by Goodie Mob

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One Monkey Don't Stop No Show

"Monkey" can be Southern slang for an obstacle, and the title of Goodie Mob's fourth proper CD simply means they're going to keep going as a three-piece. Ain't no thing. But if the public thinks the remaining members of Goodie Mob are portraying departed member Cee-Lo as a monkey, that'll bring attention their label won't mind at all. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show is strong enough not to need the controversy and strong enough to put its kickoff single at the end of the album. A laid-back gangsta track with Kurupt and Sleepy Brown, "Play Your Flutes" is the single and proof that the Mob have plenty of life left in them post-Cee-Lo. They sound more like a group than they did with the couldn't-be-anything-other-than-an-individual Cee-Lo, a group that's lazily climbing back to the heights of their debut. Despite the expected "Goodie's still going" lyrics and the title track, the album is refreshingly unconcerned with the departure and kicks off with five languid but grooving numbers. Poke at the skip button while checking it out at the store and nothing hits home, but give it a lazy Saturday to fully sprawl and it works. Putting introspective tracks up front, bangers in the middle, and glittery funk at the end is an interesting arc for a rap album and one that works for Goodie. Upfront lyrical triumphs like "God I Wanna Live" and the deep and dirty "Shawty Wanna Be a Gangsta" are good reminders of what the three have contributed in the past. It also makes the lesser hard tracks in the middle of the album sound fresher than they should by building some tension. The middle isn't horrible, just ignorable, and the three closing tracks are A-list. Producers Organized Noize live up to their lofty reputation on their handful of tracks, but it's DJ Speedy that steals the show with his combination of Southern sounds and near-Bad Boy sparkle. Uneven, especially compared to their earlier records, and less ambitious than the "bring it on" misinterpretation of the title might make you think, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show recasts the group as a cohesive unit and puts them back on the "ones to watch" list. [One Monkey Don't Stop No Show was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2004
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923572527
catalogNumber: 5725

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Goodie Mob   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Cameron K-Oz Gipp   Composer,Executive Producer
Organized Noize   Audio Production
Speedy   Producer
Goodie Mob   Executive Producer
Robert Barnett   Composer,Executive Producer
Dré   Producer,Audio Production
Chris Rosser   Composer
D.L. Warfield   Art Direction
J. Wells   Composer,Producer
Bread & Water   Producer,Audio Production
DJ Paul   Producer,Audio Production
Paul Beauregard   Composer
Kurupt   Composer
Conrad Rosser   Composer
Harold Willis   Composer
Ruben Bailey   Composer
Jordan Houston   Composer
Mark Twayne   Producer
Ray Murray   Composer
Cool   Producer
DJ Speedy   Audio Production
Willie Knighton   Composer
Erin Johnson   Composer
Raymond "Yoda" Murray   Producer
Willie E. Knighton   Executive Producer
Jasper Cameron   Producer
Harvey Miller   Composer

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