Gnarls Barkley consists of rapper/singer Cee-Lo and producer Danger Mouse. Their first album is entitled St. Elsewhere.
Cee-Lo Green was born Thomas Calloway on May 30,1974. Cee-Lo is no stranger to collaborations. He lunged into the game by crafting gems with Atlanta hip-hop crew, Goodie Mob, in the 1990's. This ATLian also boasts two remarkable albums:Cee-Lo and His Perfect Imperfections(2002) and Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine (2004). Cee-Lo's daughter, Sierra, was once featured on MTV's "My Super Sweet Sixteen."
His collaboration with Jazze Pha, Happy Hour
, is expected to drop after the buzz on St. Elsewhere
Who can forget Danger's groundbreaking mash-up, which laced Jay-Z's raps from The Black Album
over beats sampled from The Beatles's White Album
? Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) was born in White Plains, New York. Before The Grey Album
made him a hot commodity, Danger dropped a well received album, Ghetto Pop Life
with rapper and collaborator Jemini. After EMI issued DM a cease and desist for copyrights violations on The Grey Album
, Damon Albarn (of Gorillaz
) tapped the hip-hop producer for the animated group's sophomore album, Demon Days,
which was released under the EMI imprint (ironically). Danger's effort on Demon Days
earned him a Grammy nomination for "Producer of the Year." He later collaborated with MF Doom on the Adult-swim sponsored The Mouse and The Mask
. His upcoming projects include a second album with Jemini (Kill Your Heroes
) and a rumored collaboration with Black Thought of The Roots.
Adapted from an 80's series, St. Elsewhere
is the critically acclaimed debut by Gnarls Barkley. Their first single, "Crazy,"
attracted such a deafening buzz that it eventually became the first song to ever reach #1 by way of digital downloads. The duo has assured fans that a follow-up to St. Elsewhere
is already in the works.