Watch VH1’s Documentary ‘ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game’
Atlanta has been at the forefront of the rap scene for over a decade and now VH1 pays homage with its 90-minute Rock Doc, 'ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game.'
The documentary, produced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, features some of ATL's biggest stars as they explain how the south's music influenced the city and the entire world.
The film begins with how Atlanta struggled to find a voice in the rap game with New York and Los Angeles hip-hop controlling the marketplace. However, labels such as So So Def (headed by Jermaine Dupri) and LaFace Records (run by L.A. Reid and Babyface) were able to put a musical spotlight on the ATL.
Among the highlights of the documentary include an interview with Mojo, who's considered the first Atlanta rapper, as well as MC Shy D who was a major rap star in the 1980s. Of course, we get to see the origins of ATL's biggest rap artists including Kris Kross, OutKast, Goodie Mob, Arrested Development and Killer Mike.
Viewers will also get to learn about the development of the crunk scene featuring Lil Jon and the trap movement spearheaded by veteran rhymer T.I.
The VH1 documentary is full of nostalgia of great Atlanta hip-hop music. Whether you're a history buff or the casual rap fan, the 'ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game' is a must watch.