Everybody's Brother (Hardcover)

By Ceelo Green, Big Gipp, David Wild

Grand Central Publishing, 9781455516674, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013



He inspires awe with his colorful costumes and helps ordinary people find a Voice. With vocals so effective (in fact, they're almost otherworldly), he turned a four-letter word into a global phenomenon. Without a doubt, CeeLo Green is a superhero of soul-and every superhero has an origin story.

This story begins in The Dirty South, where South Atlanta's native son transformed himself into the Abominable SHOWman. Along the way, innocence was lost; farther down the path, his parents passed on. Yet he still found family at the Dungeon with the likes of Goodie Mob, Outkast, L.A. Reid, and Lauryn Hill. Then one day he teamed up with Danger Mouse and everything went "Crazy."

Everybody's Brother is the untold story of CeeLo Green's rise from the streets of Atlanta to the top of the charts-a story so cool, so complex that his brother-from-another-mother, Big Gipp, couldn't help but chime in. Now CeeLo gives his fans what they've been waiting for: an all-access pass into his perfectly imperfect piece of mind.

About the Author

CeeLo Green is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actor, entrepreneur, pop culture and fashion icon, and coach on NBC's hit singing competition, The Voice. His single "F*ck You" (aka "Forget You") was an international sensation. He is a solo artist as well as a member of hip-hop group Goodie Mob and former frontman of soul duo Gnarls Barkley. Born and raised in Southwest Atlanta, he now lives in Los Angeles. Big Gipp, a founding member of Goodie Mob, has a solo career and has contributed to several collaborations with other music artists over the years. David Wild is a New York Times bestselling author, a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and an Emmy-nominated television writer and producer.