The Art of Organized Noize
Directed by Quincy Jones III
Organized Noize shaped the landscape of Hip Hop music with a distinct sound created in the confines of a dungeon. They're responsible for the careers of Outkast, CeeLo, Goodie Mob, and the Dungeon Family. This is the story of the Art of Organized.
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★★★★★ review by Marco Waller on Letterboxd
listen up, the south got something to say
★★★½ review by Derico Williams on Letterboxd
If you know anything about hip-hop, Southern hip-hop especially, you should already know who The Dungeon family is and what they did for Atlanta's rap scene. If not, this is the doc to watch, fan or not. It focuses solely on the brain trust, Organized Noize, that brought Outkast & Goodie Mobb as well as others to the forefront. Of course like most docs it chronicles the rise and fall, in its best moments it perfectly captures the creative genius of these artists, how their art came to life and influenced generations of artist to come.
Sidenotes: Loved seeing Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital & Kane Beatz showing love. But where the hell was Big KRIT? If anybody owes their sound to Organized Noize, it's him.
★★★★ review by Henry on Letterboxd
Captivating look into the music of the early 00's. Excellent look into the how/when/why of this genre of Rap.
★★★★ review by L.O.N.D.O.N. on Letterboxd
never thought I'd be so enamored with what basically amounts to "The Tale of Outkast."
★★★½ review by Jeremy Burgess on Letterboxd
If you're a fan of hip-hop (which I am), and specifically a fan of Southern hip-hop (which I am), you'll enjoy this doc a good bit. If you're only a casual fan of either, it'll probably come across as a better-than-average episode of Behind The Music.
At the very least, it does help cement OutKast as the greatest rap group of all time, which is something.
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