Khujo Goodie, member of the legendary hip hop group Goodie Mob, appeared on Hip Hop XXIV where he spoke about working with Tupac and the Outlawz.
Back in 1996, during the height of the so called East coast West coast war, Tupac had intentions of unifying hip hop. Artists such as Scarface, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, E-40 and Boot Camp Clik to name a few, were slated to appear on the “One Nation” project led by Tupac.
Unfortunately, Tupac would pass away and the project was never finalized nor released posthumously. Speaking with Hip Hop XXIV, Khujo Goodie revealed whether or not Goodie Mob was asked to participate on the “One Nation” album.
“I seen a recent post, where there was an album that was suppose to come out. I’m not sure the name of it, but he actually… you know when you write everything you wanna do, he actually had doing a song with Goodie Mob,” Khujo explained. “I was like wow, I had never seen that before.”
Tupac was a fan of Goodie Mob and expressed his interest in joining them. Although it never happened, Goodie Mob were able to have an incredible experience with Tupac. The group had front row seats as Tupac recorded one of the greatest diss records of all time, ‘Hit ‘Em Up.’ “We ended up in the studio with him when he played ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ and ‘Good Life,'” Khujo said on the clip released by Hip Hop XXIV. “He actually mentioned our name in the ‘Good Life.'”
Although Tupac’s “One Nation” album was never released, the Outlawz released their own honoring Tupac’s vision. Released in 2021, E.D.I. Mean linked with Xzibit to release the lead single. “We one nation under God / No wait, the time is ours / Finally healin’ from the scars / ‘Cause we one nation under God,” raps E.D.I. Mean on the chorus.
Featuring the likes of Mistah F.A.B., Berner, CeeLo Green, Chuck D and others, Goodie Mob was absent from the 2021 project. But, that doesn’t rule out the possibility for any future releases. “Of course I would,” Khujo Goodie said when asked if he or Goodie Mob would be interested in working with the Outlawz. “I did a song with… on my album called Echoes of a Legend,” Khujo said. “I did a song with the Outlawz, E.D.I. and Noble. They’re like family to us.”