Drake and Jermaine Dupri are joining forces to make a documentary about Atlanta’s famous Magic City strip club.
Drake joins the production through his DreamCrew Entertainment, with Executive Producers Adel “Future” Nur and Peter Nelson. Dupri joins with music executive Michael Mauldin as Executive Producer, and production company Scheme Engine. The three part docu-series will uncover the story behind the famous strip club and its decades-long influence on hip-hop.
Magic City served as the place where many artists could break new records and introduce their sound to an elite audience. Many high-profile rappers would drop the club’s name in songs and shoot videos at the location.
Directed by Charles Todd, the series titled “Magic City: An American Fantasy,” will feature interviews with notable figures such as 2 Chainz, Nelly, Shaquille O’Neal, Quavo, Killer Mike, and Big Boi.
“Magic City is a second home for me. It’s the one place where celebrities, hustlers, politicians, and Atlanta locals all come together. I’ve watched it evolve over the years from a local joint to an internationally recognized spot. It’s about time we tell this story the right way,” executive producer Dupri said in a statement.
“This is a unique story of Black entrepreneurship and empire-building in a city that is the beating heart of Black culture,” says series creator Cole Brown, “I’m ecstatic to be working with a team that will give this story the authenticity and platform it deserves.”
“The inner workings of Magic City and its prevalence in hip-hop are remarkably mysterious – it’s a wonder the story has yet to be told,” says Jami Gertz, Executive Producer, actress, and Atlanta Hawks team co-owner. “Atlanta is my adopted home and a place I’m looking forward to celebrating through this story.”
With exclusive access from Mr. Magic, the series features exclusive celebrity interviews with hard-to-believe anecdotes, never-before-seen archival footage and impressionistic imagery inspired by first-hand accounts of a “night at Magic City.”