Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby: who is the American rapper, trailer and when is the documentary on Amazon Prime
Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby is a feature-length documentary on Amazon Prime that chronicles the career of the Atlanta rapper.
It documents his life from his childhood in the South in the early 2000s to his rise to become a trap star.
Lil Baby, now one of the most popular rappers in America, is also the voice of support for Black Lives Matter.
Who is Lil Baby?
Dominic Armani Jones, known by his stage name Lil Baby, is a 27-year-old American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.
He gained worldwide attention after releasing his mixtape Perfect Timing in 2017.
His debut album Harder Than Ever was released in 2018, followed by two more mixtapes, Drip Harder and Street Gossip.
One of his most popular songs, Drip Too Hard, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
His second studio album, My Turn, reached number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified triple platinum.
When he was younger, Lil Baby was involved in petty crime and spent some time in prison – in 2021 he was arrested on drug charges in Paris but later released.
The rapper is concerned about civil rights issues, and his protest song The Bigger Picture supports Black Lives Matter and denounces police brutality.
He joined George Floyd’s family in May 2021 for a visit to the White House to mark the first anniversary of his death.
Lil Baby won a Grammy Award for his song Hurricane and also won 15 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
He has collaborated with artists such as Kanye West, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled and Drake.
He founded his own record label, 4PF, and has a YouTube channel that gets 3 million views a day—he’s worth an estimated nearly $30 million.
What is the series “Untrapped” about?
The official synopsis for “Untrapped” states that it is “an intimate look into the life of Grammy-winning rapper Dominic Armani Jones (aka Lil Baby) as he skyrocketed from the streets of West Atlanta to the top of the Billboard charts with his performances. as a devoted father, son, public philanthropist and powerful voice in the fight for racial justice. Told in never-before-seen footage and set to the soundtrack to his biggest hits.”
Director Karam Gill told HYPEBEAST, “The story of Lil Baby speaks to so many of the larger socio-economic issues that we are currently facing in our country. He is someone who has constantly evolved and grown to become a powerful voice for change.”
The documentary is narrated through footage of Lil Baby growing up and includes conversations with artists he has worked with, including Drake.
Lil Baby also talks in the documentary about his early life, his time in and out of prison, and how rap offered him an alternative path.
Is there a trailer?
Yes, there is, and you can watch it right here:
When will Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby be released?
The 93-minute documentary will hit Amazon Prime Video on Tuesday, August 26th.