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Who Is Gnarls Barkley?


Who Is Gnarls Barkley?

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Question: Who Is Gnarls Barkley?

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 dwindles.

Danger Mouse

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.

St. Elsewhere

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.
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