Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections
Rapper, singer, and former Goodie MOb mainstay Cee-Lo breaks musical boundaries at every twist and turn on this stunning solo debut.
Throughout the disc, Cee-Lo offers rapid-fire wordplay, growling vocals, and some of the sharpest, most soulful music to come out of the South in a long, long time.
He sets the stage by firing off scorching lyrics against a cool and simple bass and vibes-styled backing in the set opening ?Bad Mutha.? From there, Cee-Lo drives home tracks as wild as the funky, horn-fueled lead single (?Closet Freak?), as hard rockin' as ?Live (Right Now),? and as positively jumping as the red hot ?Suga Baby.?
Like a lot of Goodie MOb's work, there's a sense of social consciousness simmering throughout the set?check out the call to respect women on ?Young Man??but there's also a free-flowing vibe that proves irresistible. Unlike most new discs, this one gets stronger as it goes on, as heard in songs like the ambient ?Basehead Jazz,? the ultra-quick ?Microhard,? and the gutsy ?Under the Influence (Follow Me),? which sounds like a surefire hit, complete with guitar blasts, a scorching piano solo and smooth background vocals.