Atlanta rapper Cee-Lo, a founding member of veteran hip-hop group Goodie Mob and contributor to southern rap supergroup Dungeon Family, will release his debut solo album, "Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect
Atlanta rapper Cee-Lo, a founding member of veteran hip-hop group Goodie Mob and contributor to southern rap supergroup Dungeon Family, will release his debut solo album, "Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections," April 2 via Arista. Cee-Lo has previously collaborated with the likes of Outkast, Common, Lauryn Hill, and Carlos Santana.
"I made this album to make my morality marketable, to make my integrity interesting, and to make my positivity a product. More simply put, it is an option for those that have wandered off the beaten path," the artist said in a statement about his new record. Arista president/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid calls the set an "innovative blend of hip hop, gospel, rock, and soul."
The first single and video will be the horn-laden, gospel-leaning track "Closet Freak," which was chosen from a list of 16 titles including "Gettin' Grown," "Microhard," "Under the Influence," and "Country Love."
Goodie Mob's 1998 sophomore album "Still Standing" debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200. Dungeon Family, which features Cee-Lo alongside members of Outkast and the Organized Noize production team, released its Universal debut, "Even In Darkness," in December. The album bowed at No. 4 and is No. 152 on The Billboard 200 in its eighth week on the chart.