Last night Goodie Mob unveiled its first single "Fight To Win," from forthcoming reunion album We Sell Drugs Too, on Cee Lo's day job, "The Voice."
They wore gold-plated armor and
gold glowstick teeth. Adam Levine seemed to enjoy it. Either that or he was forced to fake-smile through the whole thing as the camera kept cutting to him for reaction shots. But the real verdict? It sounded triumphant and vainglorious, with a lot of arena rock guitar blasts and wailing motivational lyrics from Cee Lo. But where was the rest of Goodie Mob? Sure, T-Mo, Gipp, and Khujo were on stage (couldn't miss 'em in those gold-plated tin man outfits. just sayin'), and they seemed to each take their turns at the front of the stage. But maybe their mics weren't up loud enough? Or their individual parts just weren't long enough? Whatever the case, they almost came off as background ornaments next to Cee Lo's lead role. It confirmed my worst fear about Goodie Mob's much-anticipated reunion: That Cee Lo's mainstream appeal acquired over the last five years might hurt Goodie Mob more than help it.
But it's too early to tell. Right? And this was just one song. Right? They just had to break off a palatable chunk for Middle America. Right? While Cee Lo's always been the primary figure, the sage surrounded by street prophets, in Goodie Mob - even when the rest of the members weren't necessarily in agreement with that - Goodie Mob was always at its best when all four members found that harmonious blend. Anything less than that would be unholy.
That said, I still CAN'T WAIT for this album.
"Fight to Win" is available now on iTunes.
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