Joi Gilliam
Joi Gilliam
Joi Elaine Gilliam, better known by her stage name Joi, is an American R&B/Rock singer, songwriter and record producer associated with the Dungeon Family collective based in Atlanta, Georgia, and as such often performs with OutKast, the Organized Noize production team, and Goodie Mob (her ex-husband, Big Gipp, is a member of the latter group).
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DISD trustee Carla Ranger to discuss Colorado visit at community meeting
The Dallas Morning News - almost 5 years
Dallas ISD trustee Carla Ranger has scheduled a community meeting on Monday to discuss a couple of issues, including a visit she and other trustees took to Colorado Springs to check out superintendent-select Mike Miles. Ranger didn't return a call for comment on Tuesday concerning the visit, which she took on Monday. She also hasn't written about it on her blog, which is a method she sometimes uses to communicate. Seven other trustees who took the trip said they were impressed with what they heard and observed. The vote earlier this month to make Miles the lone finalist was 8-0, with Ranger abstaining. She wrote on her blog that she "wanted more information on all candidates and an open and transparent process." Trustees are scheduled to vote on April 26 to formally hire Miles. Ranger also plans to discuss a proposed resolution to protest overtesting. She has recommended that the board approve the resolution, but several trustees were lukewarm to the idea during a meeting l ...
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'Diary of a Decade' screening brought in the funk and stirred up nostalgia -
Google News - over 5 years
Veteran WCLK DJ, Jamal Ahmad and singer Joi Gilliam bristle at the term as limiting. Massenburg was not interviewed for the film. Ultimately, corporate dilution through copycat programs and the post 9/11 economic downturn marked the beginning of the
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The 'Diary of a Decade' screening at the Rialto brought in the funk and ... - Creative Loafing Atlanta
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Her singing is interspersed by comments by Scott herself, Cee Lo Green, Joi Gilliam, Dr. Cornel West, Dick Gregory, drummer Lil' John Roberts and others who, are not initially named until later, although the Rialto theater audience applauded loudly
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Music Mondays: Kickin' off the week with Monday Soul at The New Parish - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... Lounge just over two years ago and has since moved to The New Parish's expansive stage. Acts featured have included ROD, Netta B, Kev Choice, Beat Roc, Siara Shawn, 1-OAK, Rafael Casal, J-Billion, D'Wayne Wiggins, Joi Gilliam, Khela and many others
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DANCE REVIEW; When Ballet Plays Footsie With Hip-Hop
NYTimes - almost 9 years
''Big,'' the Atlanta Ballet's new production, features a live performance of the music of Antwan Patton, better known as Big Boi of the famed hip-hop duo OutKast. Clearly the aim is to expand the ballet company's audience. But it's far more likely that ''big,'' which opened on Thursday night at the Fabulous Fox Theater here, will bring ballet
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DANCE; Pirouettes and Street Cred: Atlanta's Hip-Hop Ballet
NYTimes - almost 9 years
THE rapper Antwan Patton was sitting in the sleek black Courvoisier Lounge tucked into the back of his recording studio here. Mr. Patton, better known as Big Boi, one-half of the progressive hip-hop duo OutKast, was taking a break from finishing his debut solo album, due out this summer. But he wasn't talking music. He was talking ballet, zeroing
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POP/JAZZ; In the New South, an Heir to Motown
NYTimes - almost 19 years
THREE FIDGETY young men from Greenwood, Miss., are slouched in brown leather chairs in the sleek reception area at LaFace Records, waiting for their moment to hand a demo tape to one of the company's talent scouts. A nearby television is tuned to BET, and Boyz II Men, the kings of 1990's rhythm-and-blues, are crooning their hit ''Song for Mama,''
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joi Gilliam
  • 2006
    Age 34
    In July 2006, Joi went on a U.S. tour in support of Tennessee Slim album, the tour started in Atlanta, GA at the MJQ.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the years, as a member of Atlanta's famous Dungeon Family, her voice graced the tracks of several Outkast, Goodie Mob, TLC songs and non-ATLien artists such as Robbie Williams, Big Tymers, George Clinton, Curtis Mayfield, Queen Latifah, Too Short, Fishbone, Jim Crow, Shaquille O'Neal, Joss Stone, and The D.O.C., to name a few. 2010) Smiles & Cries (in production)
    On March 28, 2006, Joi released her 4th album (1st independent) Tennessee Slim Is The Bomb.
    More Details Hide Details The first single, I'm So Famous, was released commercially in late 2006. In spite of moderate airplay from commercial radio, the single received widespread popularity courtesy of online, satellite, and college radio stations across the globe; by late 2006 sales increased dramatically, making physical copies of the album scarce and raising digital sales, A second single "Dance With Yesterday" was also released.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    In late 2004, Joi developed her own independent label Joilicious Records and put finishing touches to her album.
    More Details Hide Details The album was set to be released in 2005, but was eventually pushed back to Spring 2006.
  • 2000
    Age 28
    In 2000, Joi joined Raphael Saadiq's group, Lucy Pearl, replacing Dawn Robinson (of En Vogue). the group made their first public appearance with Joi on January 25, 2001 on Jay Leno's late night show performing "You" which was also featured on the Save the Last Dance soundtrack.
    More Details Hide Details Even though Joi performed and shot two videos with the group, they never released a follow-up studio album together and the group later disbanded. In 2002. Joi released her 3rd album (2nd Commercially) Star Kitty's Revenge, on Universal Records. The lead single "Missing You" was produced by Dallas Austin with whom she had not worked since doing background vocals on TLC's "Silly Ho". while the first single failed to become a hit, the 2nd single Lick which featured fellow Dungeon Family member Sleepy Brown was included in the film xXx received a large amount of attention from Andrew Soeder courtesy of the film's soundtrack, with no video and little airplay from radio stations across the country, sales for the single soared becoming Joi's most successful single to date, the song would later be sampled by fellow ATL recording artist Gucci Mane on his 2007 hit Freaky Gurl. The following year she was released from Universal after the sales of Star Kitty's Revenge failed to impress label executives, in spite of the widespread attention received from "Lick" the album sold only 101,217 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
  • 1997
    Age 25
    In 1997, Joi prepared for the release of her second album, Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome on Dallas Austin's FreeWorld label.
    More Details Hide Details Joi and creative partner Austin brought in the assistance of Fishbone to be her backing band. The song "I Believe" was originally picked to be the first single, a video, which featured a then 7 month pregnant Joi was shot, but weeks before its release EMI Executives wanted more "Radio Friendly" tracks for the album, and the video's release was canceled and the album's release was put on hold. Before returning to the studio, Joi gave birth to a healthy baby girl Keypsiia "Blue-Daydreamer" Gipp and took a short hiatus. After almost a year delay, Joi returned with a new single "Ghetto Superstar" which featured her then husband rapper Big Gipp, the song, written for her father Joe Gilliam, coined the term "Ghetto Superstar". A video was shot and released, it featured both Big Gipp & their 1 year old daughter Keypsiia. Yet, despite its MTV buzz status, when her label Rowdy/EMI folded, so did the release of the album. Even though the album never saw the light of day commercially, months after its cancellation, the album began circulating due to heavy boot-legging, several media outlets were able to obtain copys of the album, giving the project 4 to 5 Star Reviews, calling it "Ahead of its time". But in spite of the positive feedback received for the album, Joi was disappointed about its cancellation and decided to take a hiatus to take care of her family.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    Madonna herself was so impressed with Pendulum Vibe that she changed the direction of her 1994 album Bedtime Stories.
    More Details Hide Details Madonna was also responsible for assisting Joi in becoming the first black model in a major Calvin Klein print ad campaign. While Joi was receiving heavy media attention she released 2 more singles: I Found My Niche and Freedom. During this time, Joi's personal and musical style was the first to be dubbed as "neo-soul". The track Freedom from Pendulum Vibe was later used for the Mario Van Peebles film Panther in a re-record featuring Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, En Vogue, Me'shell Ndegeocello, TLC, Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, SWV, Brownstone and many more.
    In 1994, Joi released her debut album, The Pendulum Vibe, on EMI with Dallas Austin as the executive producer.
    More Details Hide Details While the lead single "Sunshine & The Rain" received heavy airplay on video outlets such as VH1 & MTV, the single failed to become a hit and album sales were disappointing, selling only 76,000 copies in the U.S. Even though album sales were low, Joi received widespread praise from critics, some calling her the new "Madonna".
  • 1972
    Age 0
    Born on January 25, 1972.
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