VH1 Documentary Tells “Untold Story” of Atlanta’s Rap Industry

Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. Photo courtesy VH1

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. Photo courtesy VH1

While Atlanta boasts a full range of musical talent covering a myriad of styles and genres, it is arguably rap and hip-hop for which the city is currently best known worldwide. The Georgia capital has been a major player in the rap/urban music industry since the early 1990s, boasting such stars as Outkast, Usher, T.I., Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, Future, Jeezy, Goodie Mob and many others, as well as highly successful producers, labels, promoters and more.

Now VH1 chronicles the history of the city’s ongoing rap dominance with the latest entry in its Emmy Award-winning “Rock Doc” series, a 90-minute documentary called ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game premiering Tuesday, Sept. 2nd at 10 p.m.

In addition to commentary from many of those aforementioned stars, the special will feature observations from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Atlanta Mayor, civil rights leader and onetime UN Ambassador Andrew Young and legendary Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins.

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