Dungeon Family

LoveNoise Presents

Dungeon Family

Big Boi, Goodie Mob, Sleepy Brown, Organized Noize

Tuesday, April 16

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30.00 - $67.50

This event is all ages

Dungeon Family Tour 2019

Featuring Big Boi, Goodie Mob, Sleepy Brown, Organized Noize and more!

No refunds - No exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change. Any ticket suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be canceled at the discretion of Marathon Music Works and/or Ticketfly. Valid government-issued photo ID required. Tickets available at the door (if not sold out). Standing room only. No re-entry.

Dungeon Family
Dungeon Family
Following the remarkable success of OutKast's Stankonia and its subsequent touring, L.A. Reid at Arista Records gave the Atlanta duo the go-ahead to record as Dungeon Family, a rap supergroup featuring other Atlanta-based affiliates, in hopes of capitalizing on the momentum. In addition to André 3000 and Big Boi of OutKast, Dungeon Family also included members of Goodie Mob and Organized Noize, along with several other lesser-known affiliates like Cool Breeze and Backbone. The supergroup's first album, Even in Darkness (2001), featured production by Organized Noize and Earthtone III, in addition to rapping by the group's numerous members.
- from AllMusic.com
Big Boi
Big Boi
Atlanta indisputably set the pace for modern hip-hop. However, Big Boi set the pace for Atlanta, and by proxy, the culture at large. If the genre of hip-hop ever gets its own "Rap Mount Rushmore," a legacy as the region's foremost wordsmith, funkiest gentleman, and resident ATLien certainly guarantees a place for the diamond selling artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, philanthropist born Antwan André Patton.

Big made history as the preeminent spitter of the Dungeon Family and one-half of OutKast. The legendary duo sold 25 million albums and garnered seven GRAMMY® Awards, becoming the first and only hip- hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for “Album of the Year” upon release of their 2003 RIAA Diamond certified  Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Big Boi made his proper introduction as a solo artist in 2010 with Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. A modern classic, it captured #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed on Pitchfork’s "100 Best Albums of the Decade 'So Far'." 

Following a succession of high profile album releases, Big Boi released his latest album Boomiverse in 2017. The smash single “All Night” sound tracked a high-profile Apple Animoji commercial, blew up radio, and clocked 40 million streams within a year. The song also hit Top 30 on the pop chart and Top 10 at Rhythmic.
Goodie Mob
Goodie Mob
The pioneering southern hip-hop group, Goodie Mob, is one of the most celebrated rap acts to come out of Atlanta, GA. The original and current members include CeeLo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo, who all grew up together in Atlanta alongside the rest of Dungeon Family. Goodie Mob put out their debut album, Soul Food, on November 7, 1995. Soul Food was certified gold in the US and is recognized as the album that put Atlanta's rap scene on the map. It was also on their debut album that the phrase "Dirty South" was coined and the group also showed fans that they were different by rapping about heavy social and political issues such as racism, discrimination, geopolitics, and gentrification. With their thought provoking lyrics and soulful singing/production, Goodie Mob is ready for the next chapter!
Sleepy Brown
Sleepy Brown
The influence of the '70s on Atlanta crooner Patrick "Sleepy" Brown is manifested in almost everything he does -- from the soulful and funk-driven textures overlaying his urban hip-hop sound to his taste in sunglasses and pants. In appearance he might resemble Isaac Hayes, but his smooth falsettos seem closer to that of Curtis Mayfield's voice. To incognizant hip-hop listeners, Sleepy Brown is simply the singer associated with OutKast, emerging in the 2000s on tracks like Big Boi's "The Way You Move" and his own Top 40 single, "I Can't Wait." Nevertheless, he has been active since the early '90s as a member of the renowned Atlanta-based production group Organized Noize. Arguably the South's most influential hip-hop producers, founders Brown, Rico Wade, and Ray Murray not only helped build the Atlanta urban contemporary scene, producing and co-writing songs for groups including TLC ("Waterfalls") and Xscape, but were intrinsically involved in cultivating the groundbreaking music of OutKast, Goodie Mob, and the rest of the Dungeon Family collective, shaping the sound of Southern hip-hop as a whole. Organized Noize continued producing hits well into the 2000s, and as Brown stepped more into the solo spotlight, his vocals often appeared next to their clientele, like Bubba Sparxxx, Nivea, and Ludacris.

Brown's canonizing of '70s-era R&B becomes more obvious upon learning that his father is Jimmy Brown, the lead vocalist and saxophonist of funk band Brick. Although Sleepy Brown was raised in Atlanta, he grew up behind the stage, so to speak, because of his father's band, frequently bumping shoulders with the likes of Barry White, Cameo, the Commodores, and Parliament. He was fascinated with music and often used to carry around an old four-track machine and small keyboard everywhere he went. That earnestness appealed to Wade and Murray when they first met Brown around 1990. A few years later, once they were a tight crew, some of their first major accomplishments included introducing OutKast (one of hip-hop's best-selling and critically acclaimed groups) and T-Boz and Left Eye of TLC (one of the most commercially successful girl groups of all time) to executive Antonio "L.A." Reid at a nascent LaFace Records.

Brown's upbringing in funk added an integral element to the formula of Organized Noize's work. A talented keyboardist and advocate for live instrumentation, Brown developed into a savvy multi-instrumentalist, mastering various types of synthesizers and electric pianos; however, his inclination for using samplers and drum machines always kept him rooted in hip-hop. So accordingly, producing was his major task in the initial stages of his career, and he mainly saw singing as a hobby (he sang the hook on OutKast's very first single, "Player's Ball"). But Brown occasionally indulged in his funk fixation by leading retro-funk/hip-hop-themed side projects, among them Society of Soul and Sleepy's Theme, where Wade and Murray were part of the backing bands. For the most part, the music produced from these groups went unnoticed. A personal milestone for Brown, however, was the opportunity to work with '70s soul/funk legend Curtis Mayfield a few years before he passed away. Due to the sonic innovations coming out of Organized Noize at the time, Mayfield reached out to them for his last full-length effort, New World Order, in 1996.

In the early 2000s, Sleepy Brown gradually ascended from behind the studio boards into the artist spotlight. Initially, his high, sweet vocals were hooks for hit singles, including OutKast's "So Fresh, So Clean" in 2001 and their number one hit "The Way You Move" in 2004. In tandem with the latter, Brown hit the charts with "I Can't Wait," which featured both Big Boi and Dré and appeared on the 2004 soundtrack for Barbershop 2. Brown was all prepared to release his solo debut, For the Grown and Sexy, but his label, DreamWorks Records, was bought out and absorbed into Interscope. He and Interscope did not see eye to eye on the direction of his album, and so, he departed the label, joining Big Boi's reignited Purple Ribbon Records in 2005. With some new recorded songs, Mr. Brown, his full-length solo debut, finally arrived in October 2006. Brown never cut his ties with Organized Noize as shown by Wade's and Murray's heavy contributions to the LP's arrangements and unconventional production of Southern neo-funk/hip-hop grooves; however, Pharrell of the Neptunes chipped in for the single "Margarita."

- from AllMusic.com
Organized Noize
Organized Noize
During the mid- to late '90s, Organized Noize was the preeminent production crew for Atlanta-area contemporary R&B and rap, crafting chart-topping hits like TLC's "Waterfalls" and En Vogue's "Can't Let Go (Love)" as well as critically acclaimed albums for OutKast, Big Boi, and Goodie Mob. Though the trio, comprising Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown, made a few attempts to strike out on their own in the mid-'90s as Society of Soul and Sleepy's Theme, they primarily worked behind the scenes, elevating other artists to success with impressive frequency, especially those in their Dungeon Family collective, which included OutKast, Goodie Mob, Joi, Killer Mike, Future, and many others. At the turn of the millennium, their mainstream output slowed somewhat. However, in addition to continued involvement with active Dungeon Family artists, the trio was involved with a number of notable albums by acts like Gnarls Barkley, Janelle Monáe, and Run the Jewels. A 2016 documentary, The Art of Organized Noize, returned the team to the spotlight, and the response to the film prompted a resurgence in their creative output. The Organized Noize EP arrived in 2017 and featured familiar faces like Joi, Big Boi, Cee Lo, and 2 Chainz.
- from AllMusic.com