Local To Global: Nine Homegrown Hip-Hop Crews

By: 08.07.12

Dungeon Family

Key Members: OutKast, Organized Noize, Goodie Mobb, Slim Calhoun, Killer Mike, Big Rube, Mr. DJ, Backbone, Joi, Witchdoctor, Cool Breeze & Konkrete

Legacy: The epitome of this list, the kaleidoscopic Dungeon Family may have spawned the most stars of any other rap clique. That’s fitting though, because these ATL all-stars went from humble beginnings in Organized Noize founder Rico Wade’s basement “dungeon,” to being known for giving the entire genre more of the extroversion that’s helped take Hip-Hop mainstream. Still, stardom might’ve gotten the best of a few Family members, because the Trans D.F. Express makes way less stops than it used to.

Highlights: OutKast Feat. Goodie Mob – “Git Up, Git Out,” Outkast Feat. Backbone & Cool Breeze – “Slump,” Goodie Mob Feat. OutKast – “Black Ice” & Killer Mike Feat. Big Boi & Sleepy Brown – “A.D.I.D.A.S.”

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