Outkast, Goodie Mob & Killer Mike Prove Its Still Family In The Dungeon (Video)
Last night (September 10), Atlanta, Georgia played host to the One Musicfest at Lakewood Amphitheater. As announced leading up to the event, the concert included a Dungeon Family reunion including Outkast, Goodie Mob, Killer Mike, and others. From those three entities, only Khujo Goodie was not in attendance. However the missing Goodie member did appear on video, per a report at 2DopeBoyz. According to The Atlanta Constitution Journal, Future—who many consider the most contemporary arm of Dungeon, was touring in another city.
While Outkast’s Andre 3000 and Big Boi have performed together in recent years, this marks the first billed D.F. appearance in some years. The group, mentored by Organized Noize at Rico Wade’s basement studios in the early 1990s, released one album, 2001’s Even In Darkness. Like D.I.T.C., Black Hippy, or Children Of The Corn, the collective’s meaning far surpasses their release work.
The performances spanned from Outkast’s 1994 single “Hootie Hoo” to “Liberation” with Erykah Badu (who also headlined), to smash hit “So Fresh, So Clean”:
Besides Mike, ‘Kast, and Goodie, others who appeared included Backbone, Kilo, Cool Breeze, as well as Organized Noize’s trio of Rico, Sleepy Brown, and Ray Murray.
Throughout the last 15 years, D.F. has suffered its share of conflict. Goodie Mob has had exits (and returns) from several of its members. Outkast has been on album hiatus for more than a decade. Killer Mike and Big Boi were publicly at odds following working together at Purple Ribbon Records—before making peace in the 2010s. Recently, via a Flavor Unit feature film, Organized Noize profiled the rise and diaspora of the Dungeon Family, stating some of their own proudest moments and frustrations.
This news comes just weeks after it was revealed that Big Boi and Killer Mike are currently recording an EP.