Atlanta its our time to shine. VH1’s award-winning “Rock Doc” franchise focuses on the Atlanta music scene with the premiere of “ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game” on Tuesday, September 2 at 10PM ET/PT. The 90-minute documentary investigates the rich, complex and untold story of Atlanta’s fascinating rise to the top of the rap industry, which created a major force within American music. The film chronicles the decisions of the city’s forefathers in post-civil rights Atlanta as they created an environment for African-American arts and culture to thrive, which set the scene for a local hip-hop scene to emerge.
This documentary is written, directed, edited and executive produced by Brad Bernstein, Rick Cikowski and Brandon Dumlao for Corner of the Cave Media. Executive producers also include Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Chaka Zulu, Jeff Dixon, Aiyisha T. Obafemi, Jason Jeter and Bernard Parks. Executive producers for VH1 include Warren Cohen, Brad Abramson and Stephen Mintz.
Attendees that attended the advanced screening had the opportunity to view the "ATL Rise" photo exhibit displayed in the main lobby of the theater, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres provided by Dat Chef LLC and Sweet Shots Cupcakes as well as hand-crafted cocktails powered by Avion Tequila.