By Phillip Mlynar
"My real name is Willie, my daddy's name is Willie, and I know that Jneiro's definitely got a Willie name in the family," begins the rapper Khujo (born Willie Knighton Jr.), slouched back in a plastic chair in the kitchen of a photo studio 20 minutes outside of downtown Atlanta.
He's speaking about the Willie Isz album released via Lex Records on June 30 that pairs the one member of Atlanta's influential Goodie Mob crew which pioneered Southern hip-hop's path to national acceptance in the '90s, along with fellow Dungeon Family members OutKast with the broken-beat, future soul production of one-time Atlantan Omar "Jneiro Jarel" Gilyard.
If their shared family name adds an earthly grounding to the bond between the two, Jarel's imagination brings the fantasy. "The Iszes were from this old cartoon comic book series I used to watch on TV called 'The Maxx' that was all about good versus evil," Jarel explains. Together, the duo's disparate ingredients fuel their off-the-map quest. They even created their own imaginary 51st state to host the joint venture. The locale? Georgiavania.
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(Photo courtesy Lex Records)
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?