Goodie MOB – Soul Food (Performance Video)
It seems some of the albums we called “classics” back in the mid-’90s don’t sound nearly as good today as they did when they came out. Other times, it seems that albums we weren’t so liberal about calling the (other) c-word, perhaps are. Goodie Mob’s 1995 debut Soul Food is one of the latter. A gold-selling album for LaFace Records helped teach us all about the Dungeon Family, but if you don’t own it, Hip-Hop lovers could truly benefit from the richness, both musically and lyrically from the quartet. On the release week of Age Against The Machine (grabbing mine today or tomorrow), one of the original MOB’s looked back to the title track that helped set it all off. The chemistry and connection runs deep among these four creators. Also, shout out to the routine and instrumental arrangement. You can’t get enough Kool & The Gang in the last days of summertime.