Hulu’s Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told’s release date is finally set.
The highly-anticipated documentary will premiere on Hulu on March 23.
According to Deadline, executive producer Jermaine Dupri shared a post revealing the news.
Dupri will produce the doc along with 21 Savage, Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, Tresa Sanders, and Alex Avant.
Jermaine Dupri Wants The Freaknik Documentary To Be More Than Surface-Level
The hitmaker previously shared his goals for the documentary with Tamron Hall, insisting that he doesn’t want viewers to only focus on the event’s wild party scene.
“I want to say this to all of those people out there. My vision of Freaknik is really a story about the South and Atlanta. It’s not really a story about what everybody keeps talking about. I don’t like that part because I feel like it’s a little disrespectful because I’m just telling a story of Atlanta, right?”
“And how Atlanta was built into the place that it is today. People came to Atlanta through Freaknik and they stayed. I say that in ‘Welcome to Atlanta.’ … and that’s how Atlanta has become this multi-cultural place. Freaknik plays one of the biggest roles in that period.”
Atlanta’s Freaknik was set up in the mid-80s as a special spring break picnic for Black students attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
When the 90s arrived, the picnics had evolved into parties, dance contests, job fairs, concerts, sports events, and more.
However, the event became notorious for public safety issues, gender-based violence, and sexual assaults.
By the early 2000s, the event became a memory as it was canceled.