Iconic Atlanta hip-hop group Goodie Mob is headlining East Point’s free summer party.
The group — comprised of Big Gipp, CeeLo Green, Khujo and T-Mo — was an early creator of Southern hip-hop, which has proliferated the sound of rap since the early 1990s.
They will perform July 24 at the Wednesday Wind Down In The Point event, which started last year with the city of 35,000 residents hosting artists in June, July and August.
According to previous reporting, nearly 1,500 people attended the inaugural event last year when Angie Stone performed. Montell Jordan and Jon B., R&B greats, performed in May.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution learned through an open records request that East Point will pay $15,000 for Goodie Mob to perform. City spokeswoman Shannon Wiggins said that’s much lower than their normal rate because this is a “homecoming” show for them.
The group was discovered by East Point native producer Rico Wade. His mother’s basement hosted the legendary “Dungeon Family” collective of artists like Goodie Mob and also OutKast. It was in that Lakewood Heights home that OutKast recorded seminal albums “ATLiens” in 1996 and “Aquemini” in 1998.
The city is doing a “special presentation” for Goodie Mob at 7:45 p.m. right before the group performs.
“This is a show you don't want to miss!” the group posted to Instagram.
There are plenty of other artists joining Goodie Mob on the show later this month: Kilo Ali, Dana Dane, Cherrelle and the live band Jukebox, which features former Blackstreet member Quinn.
There will be food trucks and a farmers market at the bash. The following are not allowed; tents, smoking, outside food/beverage and pets.
The event will be at the Downtown Commons, 2757 East Point St.
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