Cell Therapy

Goodie Mob, Cee Lo Green

About Cell Therapy

"Cell Therapy" is the debut single by the Goodie Mob, released as the lead single from their debut album, Soul Food. Fellow Dungeon Family members Organized Noize produced the song. The song became a top 40 hit, peaking at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 while also topping the Billboard Hot Rap Singles at number one. To date it remains the group's only single to reach the top 40. The song has also appeared on Goodie Mob's greatest hits compilation Dirty South Classics and Cee Lo Green's Closet Freak: The Best of Cee-Lo Green the Soul Machine.  


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Cee Lo Green

Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1974), better known by his stage name Cee Lo Green, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor. Initially, he came to prominence as a member of the southern hip hop group Goodie Mob, later launching a critically acclaimed solo career and forming Gnarls Barkley with Danger Mouse. more »

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Genre Classification
"Cell Therapy" by Goodie Mob, featuring Cee Lo Green, is classified under the genre of Hip Hop.
Debut Album
"Cell Therapy" is a song from the debut studio album, "Soul Food," by American hip hop group Goodie Mob which released in 1995.
Chart Achievement
The song peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the group’s highest-charting single.
"Cell Therapy" was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Highlight of Career
"Cell Therapy" is considered one of Goodie Mob's and Cee Lo Green's most popular and successful song.
Unique Sound
The track is known for its use of dark, eerie beats and profound lyrics about social issues and future uncertainties.
First Major Hit
"Cell Therapy" put Goodie Mob and its four rappers (including Cee Lo Green) on the map, signifying their prominence in southern hip hop.
Sample Details
The ominous keyboard line in "Cell Therapy" is sampled from the 1980 song "Kurzweil" by the French band Ice.
Critical Acclaim
The song received positive reviews from music critics for its biting social commentary and intricate lyrical theme.
Music Video
The music video for "Cell Therapy" is noted for its dystopian themes, reflecting the song's lyrics about government surveillance and paranoia.
Award Nominations
"Cell Therapy" was nominated for the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.
Cee Lo Green's Role
Although Cee Lo Green sings the chorus, the verses are rapped by the other members of Goodie Mob. This was one of the first instances where audiences got a taste of Cee Lo's unique vocal abilities.
"Cell Therapy" is credited with helping to put southern hip hop, particularly the Atlanta scene, on the map in the mid-1990s.
Sinister Theme
The song has been recognized for its sinister and apocalyptic themes, exploring societal issues and the potential harmful effects of new-age technology.

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