Hulu To Release A Documentary About ‘FreakNik’

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It looks like people will finally get to see what really took place at the legendary “FreakNik” thanks to Hulu. 

According to reports, the documentary, “FreakNik: The Wildest Party Never Told”, will be a chance for people who’ve attended the party throughout the years to relive those memories and for other audiences to see what it was like. 

In a statement released by Hulu, they said that the film “recounts the rise and fall of a small Atlanta HBCU picnic that exploded into an influential street party and spotlighted ATL as a major cultural stage. Can the magic of Freaknik be brought back 40 years later?” 

Uncle Luke and Jermaine Dupri will be the film’s executive producers along with P Frank Williams and Bittenbender and Melissa Cooper as the directors. Freaknik began as a small event in the mid-80s for the HBCU students in the area. 

It would eventually grow during the 1990s after two non-HBCU promoters gained control. However, in 1998, the Atlanta Committee for Black College Spring Break argued that the festival should no longer happen. 

George Hawthorne, the Committee Chairman said. “We cannot support events that bring lewd activities, sexual assaults, violence against women, and public safety concerns- firetrucks not being able to reach victims, and ambulances not being able to reach hospitals in a timely manner.” 

The official Freaknik came to an end in 1999, but almost 20 years later, After 9 Partners and Carlos Neal, an Atlanta-based company, partnered with Uncle Luke, Juvenile, and Trina to bring back the festival. In 2019, Freaknik has a variety of rap and R&B artists at the Cellairis Amphitheatre. 

A lot of the original participants from FreakNik’s past were in attendance at the 2019 revival. Will you be watching this documentary once it premieres on Hulu?