Jermaine Dupri has cleared up rumors round his upcoming Freaknik documentary about Atlanta’s notorious spring break pageant.
The So So Def founder appeared on the Tamron Corridor Present on Friday (April 28) and was requested about his upcoming Hulu documentary titled Freaknik: The Wildest Social gathering By no means Instructed, with folks worrying that their previous may be unwillingly revealed.
JD mentioned he’d been ready to handle considerations and went into element about what the documentary will entail.
“I need to say this to all of these folks on the market,” he mentioned. “My imaginative and prescient of Freaknik can be a story in regards to the South and Atlanta. It’s not likely a narrative about what everyone retains speaking about.
“I don’t like that half as a result of I really feel prefer it’s a bit disrespectful as a result of I’m simply telling a narrative of Atlanta, proper? And the way Atlanta was constructed into the place that it’s right now.
“Folks got here to Atlanta by means of Freaknik they usually stayed. I say that in ‘Welcome to Atlanta.’ And that’s how Atlanta has turn into this multi-cultural, multi-city place. Freaknik performs one of many largest roles in that interval.”
He added: “I can’t say that you just gained’t see freaking within the film. It’s referred to as Freaknik. It’s what it’s. As a result of it’s the fortieth anniversary of Freaknik, it’s the fiftieth anniversary of Hip Hop and it’s the thirtieth anniversary of So So Def. So it’s all tied in collectively.”
It was first introduced Jermaine Dupri was engaged on a Freaknik documentary in December, with the multi-platinum producer promising to “present y’all what you missed” from that point interval.
Freaknik started as a gathering thrown in 1983 by college students at Atlanta College Middle – the collective identify of Atlanta’s 4 HBCUs: Clark Atlanta College, Morehouse Faculty, Morris Brown Faculty and Spelman Faculty.
It was initially supposed to be an occasion for college kids who couldn’t afford to go residence for spring break, however it continued to develop in measurement and recognition, with college students from different HBCUs throughout the South.
At its top, the pageant turned a vacation spot for college kids and non-students alike.
By 1990, Freaknik noticed a crowd of 300,000 folks descend on Atlanta from throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean.
A launch date or trailer for Hulu’s Freaknik: The Wildest Social gathering By no means Instructed hasn’t been revealed but.