Hulu Shares ‘FreakNik’ Trailer Ahead of March 21 Release Date

The trailer for Hulu’s forthcoming documentary Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told, ATL’s pioneering HBCU festival that was popularized in the 90s, has been released.

The documentary features interviews with politicians, event founders, former partygoers and prominent hip-hop artists, including Lil Jon, Killer Mike, 21 Savage, Jermaine Dupri and Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell — the latter three who are among the film’s producers.

The two-minute trailer, retraces Freaknik’s inception in the ’80s, which began as a picnic for local college students, but evolved into a massive gathering across various HBCU students and even celebrities. “You would see stars start coming in,” said Erick Sermon in the trailer. “You would see 2Pac, Goodie Mob, Outkast, Usher Raymond.”

The peak of its popularity was in the mid-’90s when hundreds of thousands of people would descend to Atlanta.

Crime and complaints led to the infamous end of Freaknik in 1999. Attempts in recent years to revive the event have not drawn nearly the same interest as the original.

Watch trailer below: