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 London Storm on Letterboxd
never thought I'd be so enamored with what basically amounts to "The Tale of Outkast."
★★★★ review by Simplistic Reviews on Letterboxd
Being a long-time hip-hop fan, nothing intrigues me more than documentaries about hip-hop.
I remember first hearing Outkast, in probably 8th grade, on a field trip to the Miami-Dade Youth Fair, it was of "ATLiens." I had never heard anything like "Two Dope Boyz," my tiny, uninformed ears almost couldn't handle it.
Now 20 years later, it's still something otherworldly, and I have the production trio of Organized Noize to thank for that.
The doc goes through their humble beginnings, struggle with insane success, and their eventual fall from grace and the beginnings of their rise back to prominence.
It's an interesting watch from a fan and hip-hop enthusiast.
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