As an adolescent, he engaged in gang activity and committed petty theft, and, after dropping out of school in the ninth grade, he was sent to a military academy, where he eventually earned a GED. Having early displayed an affinity for music—he sang in his church and played the piano at home—by his late teenage years he sought to pursue it as a career. In Callaway, along with three friends, formed the hip-hop act Goodie Mob. Three years later the group appeared on the first album by fellow Atlanta rappers OutKast , and their own debut, Soul Food , soon followed.
Who Is CeeLo Green?
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CeeLo Green is a singer-songwriter and rapper who began his career as a member of the underrated Atlanta rap band Goodie Mob and guested on several classic OutKast tracks. He went on to much greater success both as a solo artist and as the frontman of the duo Gnarls Barkley — a collaboration with producer Danger Mouse. He later became a coach on several seasons of The Voice. His last album came out in , but since then he has put out several new songs, fueling rumors of a new solo release in the near future. His earliest musical outings were in the church, as both of his parents were ministers. His father passed away when he was just two, while his mother died when he was 18 after being paralyzed in a car crash. Hip hop fans had been clamoring for more from them since their appearance on OutKast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, in on the tracks "Call of da Wild" and "Git Up, Git Out. Next came Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration with Danger Mouse. The duo released their first album, St. Elsewhere , in
Green is known for his work in soul music , including the hit singles " Crazy " and " Fuck You ". Is the Soul Machine In , the duo scored a worldwide hit with " Crazy ", which reached the top five in twenty countries, including the U. With Gnarls Barkley, Green released two albums: 's platinum-selling St. Elsewhere and 's The Odd Couple. In , Green continued his solo career with the album The Lady Killer , which spawned his biggest solo hit, " Fuck You ".