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How to watch “The South Got Something To Say”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s documentary about Atlanta’s rise is streaming for a limited time

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is spotlighting ATL’s impact on the culture with the premiere of the feature film “The South Got Something to Say.”

The documentary traces the rise of Atlanta’s hip-hop scene from the 1995 Source Awards, where OutKast’s André 3000 sent a message to rappers in New York and California, famously declaring, “The South got something to say.” For the next 30 years, the city and its soundtrack have been intertwined.

Directed by award-winning AJC journalists Ryon Horne and Tyson Horne and written by Ernie Suggs and DeAsia Paige, the film takes a deeper look at Atlanta’s undeniable influence on a global phenomenon, with exclusive interviews from Goodie Mob, Lil Yachty, Baby Tate and many others.

Stream it online

The film debuted Thursday night at Center Stage Theater. Beginning Friday, it’s available for subscribers to stream for free at for a limited time.

Did you miss the premiere event?

The full-length AJC film was shown for the first time Thursday night at Center Stage, capping a daylong series of live panels, interviews, and conversations about the origins and backstory of hip-hop in Atlanta, including artists, executives and journalists who saw it all happen. Read about highlights from the panels by Gavin Godfrey.

Credit: Lauren Hubbard

Credit: Lauren Hubbard

Enjoy these photos from the film premiere

50 Years of Hip-Hop: Celebrating Atlanta’s influence

This year marks the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Read our coverage on how Atlanta impacted the genre:

AJC Film: “The South Got Something To Say,” a new feature documentary from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution chronicles the rise of Atlanta hip-hop and its journey to dominance. Watch the film at, where it is streaming for a limited time.

Learn more about the film’s backstory: AJC hip-hop doc chronicles evolution of Atlanta’s cultural dominance

Read the oral history of ‘the South got something to say’ by Ernie Suggs and DeAsia Paige, tracing the lasting effects from André 3000′s famous declaration at the 1995 Source Awards

Take a look at our list of the 50 greatest Atlanta hip-hop hitmakers and our round-up of the 50 songs that define Atlanta hip-hop. By a passionate crew of hip-hop fans at the AJC.

How exactly did Atlanta become the nation’s rap capital? Here’s a brief history of Atlanta’s rise in hip-hop. By Najja Parker.

Remember Atlanta pioneers Silk Tymes Leather? One member of the female rap group doesn’t want people to forget their legacy. By DeAsia Paige.

Read more of our coverage on how Atlanta influenced hip-hop.

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