Organized Noize Receive Key to Atlanta
Before Atlanta artists started running the rap world, the city's music scene was treated more like the ugly step brother of hip-hop. Now world renowned as some of the greatest innovators in hip-hop history, OutKast was famously booed during its first show in New York City and at the Source Awards in 1995. Working behind the curtains and in the studio with the southern artists who paved the way for today's dominance was Organized Noize, a production team made up of Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown.
The trio was recognized for its contributions to the southern rap game and each member of the crew was given a key to the city of Atlanta by city Councilman Kwanza Hall during a Friday, March 18 screening of their documentary The Art of Organized Noize. Along with the keys, the Councilman declared March 18 as "Organized Noize Day."
The upcoming documentary will give an in-depth look at the story behind the group’s rise to success in a new documentary. Set to star a slew of high-profile industry figures like L.A. Reid, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Cee-Lo, Future, Metro Boomin, Diddy, and many others, the documentary takes a close look at how three guys from ATL became one of hip-hop’s most revered production squads during the ’90s.
The Art of Organized Noize premieres March 22 on Netflix.
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