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From 1995 to 2005, hip-hop outfit Goodie Mob has always been on the commercial radar, but really on tipped into mainstream in its earlier days. They could've and perhaps should've ridden the wave of Southern rap popularity during the mid-aughts, but rhymer Cee Lo Green (pictured) had already departed to become a singer and solo artist. Funding dropped out, Big Gipp also left. T-Mo and Khujo split to become the Lumberjacks, those trees falling on deaf ears. However, after some hits with Gnarls Barkley and as a solo artist (ahem, "F*ck You"), Green is back with the crew and told HitFix that a new set would be out this year after they secure a record deal they like.
Likelihood of a full comeback: Look out world. If you didn't recognize Goodie Mob's name before, you may be paying attention now, now that Cee Lo Green has something to say about it. OutKast, Gucci Mane, DJ Drama and Ludacris -- all from the ATL -- are still helping to keep the arena alive and ready to nurture one of their own.