Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Some of the biggest names in southern hip hop gathered recently in Atlanta, GA for the premiere of the documentary, “The Art of Organized Noize.” The film chronicles the pioneers of the Dirty South Music movement, Organized Noize, and debuts today on Netflix.

The private screening took place at The SCAD Show and featured the trio that started it all—Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown and Ray Murray. The screening was sponsored by Martell and was hosted by Grammy winning-producer Kawan “KP” Prather, BMI’s Catherine Brewton, and director of the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment Chris Hicks.


“The Art of Organized Noize” follows the rise of southern hip hop and those who were responsible for such iconic groups as Outkast, CeeLo, the Goodie Mob and the Dungeon Family. Their production shaped the landscape of hip-hop with their own distinctive sound, created in the confines of a dungeon. The documentary features interviews with Andre 3000, Big Boi, Puff Daddy, Future, Ludacris, L.A. Reid, 2 Chainz, CeeLo Green and more, this is the story of the rise and fall of music’s most prolific unsung heroes.


Celebrities and key executives in attendance included Organized Noize Manager Seventy 2 Music’s Orlando McGhee, Outkast’s Big Boi, Goodie Mob’s Big Gipp, Dungeon Family’s Big Rube and Backbone, Actor and Singer Tristin “Mack” Wilds (Red Tails), Real Housewives of Atlanta Sheree Whitfield, Actress Jasmine Burke (Ride Along), Actor Jason Weaver (Let’s Stay Together), Actress Terri J. Vaughn (The Steve Harvey Show), Visual Artist Fahamu Pecou, Real Housewives of Atlanta guest-star Tammy McCall Browning, Entertainment Exec’s Keinon Johnson and Shanti Das (who is featured in the documentary), and hit producer Bangladesh among others.

In addition to the screening, Wade, Brown and Murray also received keys to the city.

Check out the trailer and more photos below:


Rico Wade, Big Boi and Sleep Brown

DSC_9312Terri J. Vaughn

DSC_9538Tristin “Mack” Wilds

DSC_9468Ray Murray, Catherine Brewton and Sleepy Brown DSC_9358

Jason WeaverDSC_9426


 Shanti Das 


Keinon Johnson


Big Gipp

Photo Credits: Prince Williams/