Dungeon Family fans are excited about the legendary hip-hop collective reuniting at the upcoming ONE Musicfest this weekend (Sept. 10), and Organized Noize, (famed producers Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown and Ray Murray), are just as excited about their crew showcasing their acclaimed body of work for hometown fans.
The Boombox caught up with the trio in Atlanta and they talked about their legacy, southern rap circa 2016 and the enduring appeal of the city they call home. In a conversation, Rico explained how 90s hip-hop inspired; with Sleepy examining the city’s mystique and Ray talking about what fans can expect from the upcoming show.
Last month, Cee-Lo Green talked about what the reunion means and how the Art of Organized Noize documentary sparked the Dungeon Family getting back together for a show.
“I think the documentary The Art of Organized Noize was just amazing to see,” Cee-Lo confirmed, mentioning that he just recently moved back to Atlanta and has felt a strong urge to return to his roots as of late. “It was like an out-of-body experience for us all— that’s the way that it affected me. To sit there and reflect on the many details and things that happened, there’s so much more to the story. I believe that was the inception [of the reunion]. As far as us personally, we’re always in communication, some of us more often and more consistent than others, but we’re always in contact. we’re truly a family.”
He went on to say that the DF reunion at the festival will hopefully only be the beginning of the crew collaborating regularly again. For the sake of music, let’s hope that’s really the case.
ONE Musicfest will take place on Sept. 10 and will also feature Ice Cube, Erykah Badu, Gary Clark, Jr., Busta Rhymes, Andra Day, BJ the Chicago Kid and A$AP Ferg among others.
Check out our interview with Organized Noize in the video above.