“To know who you are is to know who you are not.” – Cee-lo Goodie
I came across this on Youtube last night and man, how much has hip-hop changed. Here we have an episode of BET’s “Teen Summit: Off The Hook,” which was when one of the show’s hosts, Prince DaJour or Ananda Lewis, would be on location for an interview. I always loved when they did these because everyone was more relaxed and honest. This one was filmed in Atlanta at a carwash, outside the state capitol building and at a soul food resturant.
The answers that the Goodie Mo gives to each question are just filled with that kind of Southern wisdom that one might receive from their grandparents. Just like their music, they came across as street but extremely knowledgable and intelligent. Gipp really spit some real stuff on making sure you have legal stuff that the government or police isn’t able to take away. I love how they always brought each question back to spirituality.
The star of this interview was Cee-lo. Never in a million years did I think then that he would be America’s sweetheart now. It makes his statement “there will be a time we will not be able to talk so we talk now” even more astounding. Because he’s so popular, he really isn’t able to be as outspoken as he once was without reprecussions.
FYI: The Confederate flag was finally removed from the Georgia State Flag in 2001.
1956-2001 Georgia State Flag
Current Georgia State Flag