Hide Ya Uncles & Aunties! Hulu Unveils ‘Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told’ Trailer [EP’d By Jermaine Dupri, Uncle Luke & 21 Savage+Features Lil Jon, Too Short & More]

Posted February 29, 2024

When it was announced last year that a documentary about the legendary cultural phenomenon, Freaknik was on the way, social media (and some of your mamas, and aunties) went into a frenzy.

Now, the official documentary is complete and ready to go, and on Thursday (Feb. 29) the official release date, trailer, and more details were unveiled.

‘Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told’ will be streamed via Hulu and will include the firsthand experiences of artists and HBCU students who attended Freaknik in the 1980s and 1990s.

The project is being executive produced by Luther ‘Uncle Luke’ Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, and 21 Savage, who also appear in the film alongside Lil Jon, Killer Mike, Rasheeda, Too Short, and more.

According to the official statement and synopsis of the doc:

‘Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told’ is a celebratory exploration of the boisterous times of Freaknik, the iconic Atlanta street party that drew hundreds of thousands of people in the 80s and 90s, helping put Atlanta on the map culturally. What began as a Black college cookout, soon became known for lurid tales of highway hookups and legendary late-night parties that ultimately led to the festival’s downfall. At its height, Freaknik was a traffic stopping, city-shuttering, juggernaut that has since become a cult classic. Rooted deep in its history of Civil Rights, thriving Black leadership, and focus on the uplifting of Black culture and education, Atlanta became the only place a festival like this could grow and thrive. Though it ceased over two decades ago, the infamous legacy still resonates through nostalgia and a new generation’s longing for a care-free platform that celebrates and promotes Black excellence, joy and fortitude.

Get into the official trailer below.

The documentary is set to make a world premiere at SXSW 2024, screening in Austin on March 12. Jermaine Dupri has teased a party the night before.

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The documentary premieres on March 21 on Hulu.


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