Cee Lo Green was in the audience for Sly Stone's bizarre performance at last year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, when the legendary funkmaster took the stage four hours late, inexplicably decked out in a pageboy wig and cop costume. Stone didn't finish one song during his 30 minute set -- even nodding out at points. Then he abruptly slipped down off the front of the stage and disappeared.
Mere months after Rolling Stone named Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" one of Best Songs of the 2000s, the singing half of to duo, Atlanta rapper-gone-crooner Cee Lo Green, now finds himself in contention for the best track of 2010 with the viral, retro-soul sensation "F--- You."
When Brian Burton, a little known DJ operating under the name of Danger Mouse, released "The Grey Album" in 2003, he brought to mainstream attention a new form of musical genre made possible by the advance of modern technology and the Internet. He also inadvertently sparked a debate about record labels' monopoly of music ownership.