'Untrapped: The Story Of Lil Baby': First Trailer Drops For Upcoming Prime Video Doc On Rapper
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'Untrapped: The Story Of Lil Baby': First Trailer Drops For Upcoming Prime Video Doc On Rapper

Amazon’s Prime Video has dropped the trailer for Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby.

What many don’t know is the popular rapper had street dreams and intended on making his money the fast way before turning to music. The rapper, whose real mane is Domonique Armani Jones, decided to turn his life around and become a rapper, and it’ll all be chronicled in the upcoming documentary set to debut on August 26.

Lil Baby has sold millions of records, performed on world tours, and has huge collaborations with artists like Drake and gospel legend Kirk Franklin.

Before his presence took over the rap game, he was already controlling the streets as a drug dealer. He had some run-ins with the law and decided to he needed a different lifestyle. With mentors like Young Thug and Gunna, Lil Baby developed his style as a rapper and left the streets alone.

Here's the doc's official description:

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Baby has been one of the world’s most impactful artists since his first release in 2017. Untrapped tells his story, and details his meteoric rise to become the most dominant name in the rap game. While still a teenager, Baby—known to friends and family as Dominique Armani Jones—was one of the most notorious figures in the streets of West Atlanta, before he was arrested and sent to prison. After his release in 2016, he faced a hard choice: Return to the fast money of the streets, or take a chance that his charisma and untested talent could bring him success as a rapper. In 2020, his second album, My Turn, was the year’s top seller across all genres of music. Today, Lil Baby is a devoted father to his two young boys and a powerful voice in the fight for racial justice and police reform. Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby chronicles the astonishing rise of a singular artist and activist, and explores the systemic oppression that keeps far too many people of color from participating in the American Dream.

“This film is a real look into my journey, and if it inspires even one person to believe that they can get through hard stuff and dare to follow a dream, then it was worth every penny spent and hour worked. My story is many people’s story and I’m excited to share it," the rapper said in a previous statement about the forthcoming documentary.

“This project has been in the works for several years now, during some of the most difficult times our country has faced,” director Karam Gill added. “I couldn’t be prouder of the entire filmmaking team and the continued collaboration between Quality Films and MGX Creative to create another meaningful project that sheds light on larger societal issues. Lil Baby is someone who truly defied the odds, and I hope his story can bring positivity into our world.”

Producer Pierre “P” Thomas said, “With this documentary, we got to highlight the obstacles and all the deep work that had to happen to get to where Lil Baby is now,” he said. “This raw footage is a powerful way to see that, and to see the negatives that were turned to positives. People will be beyond inspired.”

Watch the trailer below:

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