Just so we’re on the same page, let’s make note of the fact that CeeLo’s cultural reputation was cemented long before he started picking winners on The Voice, saying “eff you” over Motown instrumentals, or using the name Gnarls Barkley to record the song of the year. Goodie Mob—the Atlanta rap group that CeeLo formed with Khujo, T-Mo, and Big Gipp—might not have reached as many homes as those more recent projects, but the ones it did reach it changed forever. Both street and spiritual, hard and wise, their debut, Soul Food, literally coined the phrase “Dirty South.” Tonight, all four members head north to reunite at Brooklyn Bowl.

Sun., Aug. 25, 10 p.m., 2013

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