At this year’s A3C Festival & Conference, Organized Noize will have a keynote session moderated by hip-hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy. The conversation will consist of the origins of the Dungeon Family and how Organized Noize became one of the premiere production teams in the music industry.
Fab 5 Freddy
Visual artist, filmmaker and media journalist Fab 5 Freddy has been a forefather of hip-hop culture since the late 70s with his early work as a graffiti artist. Fab was one of many visual artists who contributed to the creative expression in New York that would transcend urban art on a global scale. His work as an artist led him to meet upcoming filmmaker Charlie Ahearn and collaborate on making the first film on hip-hop culture, “Wild Style.” In the late 80's he took his talents to MTV’s newest show YO! MTV Raps, which became the highest rated show on the channel at the time.
Consisting of Ray Murray, Rico Wade, and Sleepy Brown, Organized Noize is one of hip-hop’s premiere production teams out of Atlanta. They are responsible for enhancing the careers of Outkast and Goodie Mob, both a part of their Dungeon Family collective. Other contributions include production for TLC’s “Waterfalls” and “Saturday (Oooh Oooh)” by Ludacris as well as music for the soundtrack of “Set It Off” in 1996.
These music legends will be giving their story in full on how they became the pioneers they are today. Be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct 6th to hear Fab 5 and Organized Noize’s “Discovering the Dungeon Family” interview in the Loudermilk Center.