Organized Noize Finally Gets Their Due
The 2016 film “The Art of Organized Noize” documents a profoundly important group of producers, who have long gone under valued for their contributions to hip-hop.
Rico Wade, Sleepy Brown and Ray Murray are Organized Noize and are responsible for hits like TLC’s “Waterfalls” and En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go.”
Most importantly for Atlanta, though, Organized Noize were the founding members of the collective the Dungeon Family (Wade’s mother’s basement was the actual dungeon).
They were Outkast’s early collaborators and were responsible for introducing them to LaFace records.
This year, they released their own EP featuring some of their Dungeon Family collaborators and 2 Chainz. And with the documentary out now, which is available on Netflix, Organized Noize said they finally feel like they are getting their due.
Rico Wade and Sleepy Brown spoke with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes in advance of a free, sold out concert at Buckhead Theatre this week about their production process, the future of Atlanta’s hip-hop scene and how the documentary helped their career.