Yeeeah Buddy: Dungeon Family Edition

For most of the early ’90s, Southern rap labored in obscurity. Then two rap classics, Goodie Mob’s Soul Food and Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, turned hip-hop’s compass in a new direction. Both works can be traced to a famous studio in Atlanta known as the Dungeon, whose inhabitants — a loose collection of that city’s rappers and producers — are known as the Dungeon Family. The collective has produced an opus of some of the most experimental, funked-out hip-hop to emerge from the region. Of course, like most families, this one has encountered its share of dysfunction. Cee-Lo departed from Goodie Mob; Killer Mike publicly beefed with Big Boi; Wade recently declared bankruptcy; and both Big Boi and André 3000 are now pursuing solo projects. For one night, locals DJ Sku and Brent Tactic bring one of Southern rap’s most important families back together. Joined by special guests DJ Just and Jamel Rockwell, they present Yeeeah Buddy: Dungeon Family Edition, an evening of classic Southern hip-hop jams. This weekend, the Czar Bar becomes the primary destination for musical soul food — Dungeon Family style.

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