Don’t Stop The Music Gala

Jazze Pha, Big Gipp of the Goodie Mob and daughter Kepsiia Gipp, and Sherlita Patton and Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton of Outkast were on hand for The Dallas Austin Foundation 1st Annual “Don’t Stop the Music” Gala on March 19th at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and WireImage.

BET’s 25th Anniversary Show

Bow Wow, Coolio, Goodie Mob, Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam, LL Cool J, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, MC Hammer, Method Man, Nick Cannon, Paul Wall, Queen Latifah, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Snoop Dogg, Nelly and St. Lunatics, Trina, Warren G, and Won-G attended BET 25 Strong : The BET Silver Anniversary Special to celebrate 25 years as the leading network for African Americans, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on October 26th. Check out pictures from FilmMagic (arrivals / pressroom), RexFeatures, GettyImages (arrivals / show / pressroom), and WireImage.

T.I.’s ‘Urban Legend’ Album Release Party

Big Boi of Outkast, Big Gipp of Goodie Mob, Pos D’Nous of De La Soul, David Banner, Monica, and Slim of 112 were on hand for T.I.’s ‘Urban Legend’ Album Release Party on Tuesday (November 30) at Vision Nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and WireImage.

Y-3 Collection Launch Party

Bigg Gipp from Goodie Mobb and Ludacris were on hand at the Y-3 collection launch party with Dallas Austin on September 10th at a private residence in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Goodie MOb’s Gipp Is Unimpressed With 50 Cent

Carl Chery of caught up with Goodie MOb’s Gipp, who was full of opinions on his hip hop counterparts, including Cee-Lo, Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins, Lil’ Flip, 50 Cent, and Young Buck, sharing his most critical comments for the last two. “I ain’t dissing 50 Cent, but ni**as know he can’t rap better than the average rapper in the South, period,” Gipp said. “He raps like he’s a Southern rapper and he sounds like he’s from LA. Dude don’t say nothing fly. He’s not a lyricist like Jay-Z. He’s very, very southern with his rap. His sh** is 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3…just like Buck, 1, 2, 3. Ain’t nothing flashy about, ‘I’ll buss your motherfu**in head, but at the same time too, dude had a story. You got to understand in the South dog, we heard about folk getting shot up 9 times before I even heard his music so to a certain degree it’s just how Hip-Hop is promoted now. Is that a way to come in the industry just because you got shot 9 times they want to listen to you now? I thought this was about music.”

Bigg Gip Readies New Album

Contributed Anonymously:

Despite his recent trials, Goodie Mob founding member BIG GIPP has found strength in his faith and the love of a good woman. The rapper, who will release his solo debut, Mutant Mind Frame, August 12 on Koch Records, has managed to balance his double life as a major recording artist and family man. With most celebrity marriages ending shortly after the honeymoon, it’s no small feat that Gipp and his songbird wife Joi have been able to avoid the havoc fame and fortune can play on a relationship.

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Is The Future Dirty? Dirty South Rises

Contributed by ArkansasRoodBwoy:

With strong artists such as Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins, David Banner, Archie Eversole, Clipse, and many more, how does anyone else stand a chance? I believe the south has rose again. Not for pro-white people, but for the rap industry. I guess this isn’t exactly what white southerners expected. They were right. The south has risen.