“Unapologetically Black, Unapologetically Southern, Gutter, Funky, Sophisticated, Thoughtful, Fearless and Bad Ass” – Joi, Songwriter
This month’s Netflix Find is The Art of Organized Noize, a music documentary about the sound architects behind rap's most remarkable groups Outkast and Goodie Mob. Formed in the early 90s, Ray Murray, Sleepy Brown and Rico Wade laid the foundation that would push Atlanta’s rap scene, and as a result modern hip hop, forward. The documentary follows the trio’s humble beginnings in East Point, GA, where they were fusing hip hop beats with live instrumentation in their basement studio famously known as The Dungeon to their meteoric rise as renowned hip hop producers responsible for such hits as Playaz Ball (Outkast), Cell Therapy (Goodie Mob), the Grammy nominated R&B hit Don’t Let Go/Love (En Vogue) and the juggernaut that was Waterfalls (TLC). The Art of Organized Noize contains interviews from members of The Dungeon Family, as well as hip hop notables Ludacris, Sean Puffy Combs, 2 Chainz, Future, legendary producer LA Reid, Pebbles and the new era of beat makers Sunny Digital, Metro Boomin, and the Justice League.
Watch The Art of Organized Noize (here)