Gnarls Barkley

Genres: Urban
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Decades: 2000s
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The pseudonym used by former Goodie Mob rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green aka Cee-Lo (Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, 30 May 1974, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) and producer Danger Mouse (b. Brian Burton, 29 July 1977, White Plains, New York, USA) for one of 2006’s most inventive and witty musical outings, St. Elsewhere. The latter’s profile was riding high thanks to the success of his collaboration with Damon Albarn on the second Gorillaz album, Demon Days, the previous year. Danger Mouse had first met Cee-Lo in 1998 at a talent contest in Georgia, USA, at a time when he was still struggling to make an impact beyond the confines of the underground DJ circuit and Goodie Mob were at the height of their popularity. The duo reunited in 2003 when Cee-Lo guested on Danger Mouse’s collaboration with rapper Jemini, Ghetto Pop Life, and pledged to record an album together.

Gnarls Barkley was born (the duo have remained evasive about the origins of the...

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