The annual Rondo Days celebration honors the history of the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Rondo was a well-established African American community in the mid-1960s that was split with the construction of Interstate 94.
The daylong festival and community celebration is hosted by Rondo Avenue Inc., the organization dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of the Rondo community. Its saying goes, “We remember our past while honoring our present and soaring into the future.”
CeeLo Green was unable to attend the celebration, which was held Saturday, July 20, due to the weather, but that didn’t stop the party. Goodie Mob members Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo carried on, hitting the stage and performing their classic hits “They Don’t Dance No Mo”, “Cell Therapy” and many more. The rappers were surprised to see that people in the Midwest know about the Dirty South as the crowd rapped the lyrics to their songs. Before their set ended, they made a huge announcement: Goodie Mob and Dungeon Family will have new music coming out soon.