Cee-Lo Green has definitely made a name for himself in recent years as one half of the dynamic duo Gnarls Barkley.
Obviously, I have a huge amounts of respect for him. Goodie Mob used to turn out some pretty sick songs, (anyone remember “Beautiful Skin”?) and now it sounds like Cee-Lo’s going back to his roots. Maybe he’s sick of being super famous?
Whatever the reason, Okayplayer is reporting that Cee-Lo wants to return to his old-fashioned emceeing ways. They point to an interview Cee-Lo gave to Hiphopdx.com which is a super in-depth look at Cee-Lo’s life and opinions. In his own words, Mr. Green says:
“DX: When you gonna follow Dre and start â€œBrett Farveâ€™n,â€ as he calls it, reminding this new generation of Cee-Lo the lyricist?
Cee-Lo: Soon. I guess as far as emceeing is concerned, I do have a specific agenda, and itâ€™s more [slanted] towards social conscious[ness] and politically-charged [content]. And so what better vehicle to use [for that] than Goodie Mob and the new project that weâ€™re working on?
And speaking of [emceeing], Iâ€™ve become a fan of Dreâ€™s all over again with his resurgence on the scene. Iâ€™m turned on by that. Heâ€™s actually made me want to rhyme again. [Gnarls Barkley] having the cover of The Source this month and [Dre] having the [â€œHip Hop] Quotableâ€ with that â€œRoyal Flushâ€ verse in the same issue, itâ€™s [all] quite a bit of confirmation of our longevity and power.
So yeah, I think Iâ€™ll direct [back towards emceeing]. Truth of the matter is, Iâ€™m glad that people are inquiring about where I stand as far as thatâ€™s concerned. I wasnâ€™t [thinking] anyone needed that from me.”
Here’s a little of old Goodie Mob