Khujo

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Khujo
Birth nameWillie Edward Knighton Jr.
Also known asKhujo Goodie
BornMarch 13, 1972 (1972-03-13) (age 50)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active1995–present
Labels Arista Records, Koch Records, Lex Records

Willie Edward Knighton Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known as Khujo, is an American rapper. He is one-fourth of Goodie Mob (along with T-Mo, Cee-Lo, and Big Gipp), and one-half of The Lumberjacks (with T-Mo).

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Life and career

Khujo was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the only featured guest to appear on every single Outkast album, including Big Boi's solo album. Khujo has released a new book titled "Straight out the A" that focuses on his life and the development of the Dirty South movement from OutKast to Goodie Mob. Khujo is a very spiritual man known for his distinct, grunty voice and free-flowing rhyming style. He rhymes about all aspects of street life, often intertwining those subject with God metaphorically or directly. In June 2002, he was involved in a car crash that resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee. [1]

He released his debut solo album, The Man Not the Dawg , in 2002.

Discography

With Goodie Mob

With The Lumberjacks

With Willie Isz

Solo

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References

  1. Saraceno, Christina (June 27, 2002). "Khujo Injured in Car Crash". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 9, 2006. Retrieved May 6, 2010.