Organized Noize have officially made it. No diss to anything they’ve done before, including introducing the world to Outkast, Goodie Mob, and producing a little song called “Waterfalls”, but does that compare to being mentioned by Alex Trebek?
Monday night, if a contestant could provide the question to the answer, “a studio used by acts like Outkast and Future, ‘the Dungeon’ in this Southern city started in a suburban basement,” they’d win $1,000 plus the adoration of every hip-hop head from now until the zombie apocalypse. The answer is Atlanta and if you didn’t know that, you should step off this site and reevaluate your life.
The Organized Noize/Dungeon Family shoutout comes on the heels of a truly great documentary, hip-hop or otherwise, The Art of Organized Noize. Rico, Ray, Sleepy Brown, and the aforementioned Dungeon get the spotlight they’ve deserved for years. It’s an interesting and engaging look into the inner workings of the Dungeon Family and just how much classic material was cooked up by the trio and how much of an impact they’ve had on the game, even from the background. Hard to play the background anymore once you’ve been immortalized by one of the longest running game shows in history.