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Gipp in 2024
Background information
Birth nameCameron F. Gipp
Also known as
  • Gipp
  • Gipp Goodie
Born (1973-04-28) April 28, 1973 (age 51)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Southern hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active1991–present
Member of
Formerly of Ali & Gipp

Cameron F. Gipp [1] (born April 28, 1973 in East Point, Georgia [2] ), better known by his stage name Big Gipp, is an American rapper who rose to prominence as a member of the Atlanta-based hip hop quartet Goodie Mob, with whom he has gone on to release six studio albums. [3] His debut solo studio album Mutant Mindframe was released in 2003 via Koch Records, reaching No. 161 on the US Billboard 200 chart. In 2006, he, Nelly, Paul Wall and Ali, were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards for the number-one single "Grillz", leading to the release of the collaborative album Kinfolk with Ali (as Ali & Gipp) the following year. He is known for his slow, drawn-out rapping dialect with political and street-life themed lyrics.



Gipp was born into a military household on April 28, 1973 in East Point, Georgia. He graduated from Benjamin Elijah Mays High School in Atlanta. [2] He begun rapping with Khujo, T-Mo and Cee-Lo forming the Goodie Mob, a group that became part of the musical collective Dungeon Family. Gipp debuted on the song "Git Up, Git Out" from Outkast's debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik in 1994. 1995 saw the release of Goodie Mob debut studio album Soul Food . Since then he participated in various Dungeon Family-related projects as one-fourth of the Goodie Mob as well as a solo artist.

After the group has released three studio albums to critical and commercial success for LaFace/Arista Records, the group left the label with each member having a chance to pursue a solo career. Gipp got signed with independent record label Koch Records to release his first solo album Mutant Mindframe in 2003. The following year, the trio of Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo reunited to release Goodie Mob's fourth studio album, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show , through Koch. Furthermore he appeared on two songs from T-Mo and Khujo album The Goodie Mob Presents: Livin' Life as Lumberjacks , which was dropped in 2005 also under Koch Records, and Goodie Mob went on hiatus.

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Gipp in 2007

Gipp featured on Nelly's song "Boy" from the latter's 2004 album Sweat , and the following year they collaborated on the song "Grillz", which also featured Paul Wall and Nelly's St. Lunatics groupmate Ali. The single become a number-one hit in the United States and received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group nomination at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, but lost to Chamillionaire's "Ridin' Dirty" with Krayzie Bone. This led Ali & Gipp to release a collaborative studio album Kinfolk in 2007, which made it to number 174 on the US Billboard 200.

In 2013, Goodie Mob returned as a quartet to release their fifth studio album, Age Against the Machine , for The Right Records/Primary Wave/Atlantic Records. Gipp has been announcing his sophomore solo studio album titled Zagga, [4] but the effort was never released.

In 2020, Gipp joined forced with Daz Dillinger to release a collaborative extended play ATLA. [5] Later that year, the foursome Goodie Mob released their sixth studio album, Survival Kit . [6]

On February 17, 2023, Gipp together with rapper/producer James Worthy released a five-track collaborative EP entitled Gipp N Worthy with the lead single "TOTW". [7]

Personal life

From 1995 to 2003, Gipp was married to singer Joi Gilliam. The couple has a daughter named Keypsiia.


Solo albums

Collaborative albums

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Decatur Psalm"1996 Outkast, Cool Breeze ATLiens
"4 In the Temple"1997 Witchdoctor, Phoenix, T-Mo ...A S.W.A.T. Healin' Ritual
"Dope Stories"1998 P.A., Pimp C Straight No Chase
"Y'all Scared"Outkast, Lumberjacks Aquemini
"Alright"1999 JT Money Pimpin' on Wax
"We've Been Trying Too Long" Solé Skin Deep
"Sole Sunday"2000Outkast Music From the Motion Picture Any Given Sunday
"Whatcha Know" Three 6 Mafia When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1
"We Servin'" Music From and Inspired By Shaft
"Dope Stories (Remix)"P.A., Noreaga, Pimp C My Life, Your Entertainment
"For Sale" Mack 10, YoungBloodZ, Techniec The Paper Route
"Connect" DJ Hurricane, Pharoahe Monch, Xzibit Don't Sleep
"Storm Chaser" Rehab, CeeLo Green Southern Discomfort
"We Luv Deez Hoez"Outkast, Backbone Stankonia
"Believe That"2001Backbone, Slimm Calhoun Concrete Law
"Domestic Violence Pt. 2" RZA Digital Bullet
"Bump Heads" Mr. Cheeks John P. Kelly
"Don't Say Shit" UGK Dirty Money
"Follow the Light"Sleepy Brown, Cee-Lo, Big Boi, Shuga Luv Even in Darkness
"Trans DF Express"Cee-Lo, Outkast, Backbone
"On & On & On"Big Boi, Witchdoctor, T-Mo, Khujo
"Emergency"Mello, Backbone
"6 Minutes (Dungeon Family It's On)"Big Boi, Witchdoctor, Goodie Mob, Backbone, Cool Breeze, Big Rube
"White Gutz"Sleepy Brown, Big Boi, Bubba Sparxxx, Cee-Lo, Khujo
"Excalibur"Khujo, Cee-Lo, Big Rube
"Hands on Yo Hipz" Thrill Da Playa The Return of Big Bronco
"Ghetto Dream (Roll Wit Me 2K1)"Co-EdUtopia
"Suga Baby"2002CeeLo Green, Backbone Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections
"Keep You Chullin out the Street" Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz Kings of Crunk
"Pimp Life" Too $hort, Devin the Dude, Bun B What's My Favorite Word?
"By Myself (Remix)"DJ Kizzy Rock, Manish ManThe Realist
"I Hear Ya Talkin'"2003 Archie Eversole
"Tomb of the Boom"Outkast, Konkrete, Ludacris Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
"From tha Streets"Mr. Mike, Backbone, C-SmoothPiping Hot
"Hand Ya Hipz"Thrill Da PlayaBroamz, Chrome & Redbones
"Dirty Dirty" DJ Whoo Kid, Young Buck, Tity Boi G-Unit Radio Part 4: No Peace Talks!
"Do What You Wanna Do"2004 B.G., 6 Shot Life After Cash Money
"Boy" Nelly, Lil' Flip Sweat
"21 Gun Salute" DJ Muggs, Chace InfiniteLegends of Hip Hop
"Superfriends"2005 Lumberjacks The Goodie Mob Presents: Livin' Life as Lumberjacks
"Let 'Em Fight"Ali The Longest Yard (Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture)
"Grillz"2006Nelly, Paul Wall, Ali Sweatsuit
"On Your Mind"Pimp C, Jagged Edge, Big Zak, Ali Pimpalation
"Watcha Know 'Bout My Life" Da BackWudz Wood Work
"Battle Field" 8Ball, Dirt Bag Light Up the Bomb
"Digital Experience"2007 J. Wells Digital Smoke
"Like Diss"Khujo Goodie, Sean Paul, Trae Mercury
"Purse Come First"2009UGK UGK 4 Life
"Passed Out"Dallas Austin Experience8DazeAWeakend
"What Would I Do"2014 Calvin Richardson I Am Calvin
"Anotha Day Anotha Dolla" Scotty ATL Spaghetti Junction
"Forty Below"2016 Kokane, Bootsy Collins King of GFunk
"I’ll B Gone" Cold 187um, Ice-T The Black Godfather (Act One)
"Bang Bang G Mix"2018 Daz Dillinger, B-Legit Dazamataz

Awards and nominations

YearNominee / workAwardResultRef.
2006 "Grillz" Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated [9]

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