The feature-length docu takes a deep dive into the life of the GRAMMY-winning rapper, starting from his beginnings all the way to his rise as one of hip-hop’s most sought-after names:
“While still a teenager, Baby— known to friends and family as Dominique Armani Jones— was one of the most notorious figures in the streets of West Atlanta, before he was arrested and sent to prison. After his release in 2016, he faced a hard choice: Return to the fast money of the streets, or take a chance that his charisma and untested talent could bring him success as a rapper. In 2020, his second album, My Turn, was the year’s top seller across all genres of music. Today, Lil Baby is a devoted father to his two young boys and a powerful voice in the fight for racial justice and police reform. Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby chronicles the astonishing rise of a singular artist and activist, and explores the systemic oppression that keeps far too many people of color from participating in the American Dream.”
“I’m blessed to be able to tell my story and have people care to hear it,” Lil Baby shared in a statement. “This film is a real look into my journey, and if it inspires even one person to believe that they can get through hard stuff and dare to follow a dream, then it was worth every penny spent and hour worked. My story is many people’s story and I’m excited to share it.”
“This project has been in the works for several years now, during some of the most difficult times our country has faced,” added Gill. “I couldn’t be prouder of the entire filmmaking team and the continued collaboration between Quality Films and MGX Creative to create another meaningful project that sheds light on larger societal issues. Lil Baby is someone who truly defied the odds, and I hope his story can bring positivity into our world.”
The documentary is produced by Lil Baby, Pierre “P” Thomas, Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Karam Gill, Daniel Malikyar, Andrew Primavera and Blase Biello, and had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival followed by a performance from the artist himself.
Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby premieres August 26 on Prime Video.
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