Usher joins Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, T.I., Jeezy and more for the soon to premiere VH1 Rock Doc “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise In The Rap Game.”
Slated to premiere Tuesday, September 2 at 10 p.m., ‘ATL’ is a 90 minute documentary exploring the rich and complex untold story of Atlanta’s rise to the top in hip-hop and beyond.
‘“ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game” uncovers the epic story of an American city’s evolution, from segregation to the Atlanta of today, which has now been nicknamed “Black Hollywood.” VH1 tells the story of how Atlanta’s modern-day rap dominance emerged from the struggle to break away from the genre’s contemporary leaders in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx in New York and from South Central and Compton on the west coast,” reports VH1. “The ATL rap movement was helped along by social and political icons and ATL interviewees such as Ambassador Andrew Young, Mayor Kasim Reed and Dominique Wilkins. Blending all of these perspectives, “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game” is a truly unique story that reveals how Atlanta justly earned the mantle of hip-hop dominance and can now command the reputation as hip-hop’s center of gravity.”
In addition to Usher, the documentary will feature interviews and commentary from Atlanta’s mega-stars including Ludacris, T.I., Jeezy, Lil Jon, Future, Jermaine Dupri and pioneers of rap Kilo Ali, Raheem the Dream, MoJo, MC Shy D and the producers of Organized Noize (who discovered two 17-year old kids who went by the name “Outkast”).
“ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game” premieres Tuesday, Sep. 2 at 10 pm on VH1.