Written by | Ray Cornelius 

Some of the biggest names in hip-hop performed Friday evening for the first night of PEPSI’s Funk Fest ATL. Naughty By Nature, T-Pain, Goodie Mobb and Snoop Dogg all wrecked the stage last night in front of thousand of fans at Atlanta’s Central Park.


CeeLo Green

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to see the shows for Naughty By Nature or T-Pain because I was on the other side of town hosting an event for the ATL Soul Music Festival.

I did, however, get a chance to catch the tail end of Goodie Mobb’s performance which included their hits “Soul Food,” “They Don’t Dance,” “Cell Therapy,” Trick Daddy‘s “In the Wind” and more. CeeLo Green and Big Gipp also did a few solo numbers that included Dungeon Family member Sleepy Brown.


Snoop Dogg

Following their performance was the evening’s headliner Grammy nominated-rapper, actor and reality star Snoop Dogg.  Unfortunately, I was really, really tired and only stayed to watch a few minutes of his show which featured such classic hits as “Gin and Juice” and “Ain’t Nothing but a G-Thang.”

I also ran into the evening’s opening act Lyric Rachae along with actress Jasmine Guy, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and “From the Bottom Up” star Stacii Jae Johnson.

Check out a few more images below:


Khujo Goodie


Big Gipp


Sleep Brown


CeeLo Green 


Lyric Rachae with Jasmine Guy


ATL City Councilman Kwanza Hall and family


“From the Bottom Up” star Stacii Jae Johnson


Shanti Das (center) with Dungeon Family Members 


CeeLo Green‘s fiancée Shani James and their dog Zulander


Snoop Dogg was the evening’s headliner


Snoop Dogg is an American Music Award winning hip-hop icon


Snoop Dogg and his dancers

Photo Credits: RayCornelius.com

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