Most of you do not remember, but Freaknik was probably craziest experience young Black kids ever could have imagined. Originally organized by a group of students from the AUC (Morehouse, Spelman, Clark Atlanta University and Morris Brown), this picnic gone wild was basically Mardi Gras mixed with Hood Block Parties and a dash of Ace of Diamonds. And the news just came in, Luther Campbell aka Uncle Luke is bringing the ultimate “shake that @zz” back to the “A” where it belongs. Let’s see if he can make this party comparable to the one that many of a Hip-Hopper from all over the country ventured south to partake in.
On a post sneakily dropped on The Shaderoom’s Instagram, Uncle Luke made this announcement with Da Brat, Project Pat and Lil’ Scrappy. But in the description, the line-up consisted of a hodgepodge of 90’s acts that we are sure used to kill at the legendary party back in the day. It is without a doubt they will bring the same fire in 2019.
To be held, Saturday, June 22nd at Cellairis Lakewood Amphitheatre, already confirmed are acts like Bun B, Foxy Brown, Twista, and Kilo Ali. Organizers are expecting over 18,000 people to show up in Atlanta, shutting down the streets as they did in 1994.
Check out Uncle Luke as he breaks the news to fans:
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?️ Roomates @unclelukereal1 is collaborating with @after9Partners to bring back #FreakNik to #Atlanta on Saturday June 22nd at Cellairis Lakewood Amphitheatre! ?There are over 9 artists performing live including Uncle Luke, Bun B, Foxy Brown, Da Brat, Twista, Kilo Ali & More! They are expecting over 18,000 people! Wanna win some backstage passes to meet Uncle Luke & friends in person?! Enter to win via the #FreakNikChallenge by doing the following: ? Post a Video dancing to one of Uncle Luke’s hits ? Place the hashtag #FreakNikChallenge in your original post ? Tag @After9Partners in your original post ? Tag a few of your friends who would make up your ultimate #FreakNikFest crew We will announce winners weekly! Remember what happens at #FreakNik stays at FreakNik ?
Many not only thank God that social media was not around back then (or some of your favorite politicians would not be in office) but also don’t believe that the energy of the original Freaknik can be recreated. For all of you young ones that have no idea what this is all about, check out this documentary for a quick tutorial on the biggest freak nasty party of the century. Yes… your mother probably was right there… doing the “Atlanta slide” in a thong.