It’s hard to argue with Atlanta’s dominance of the rap world in 2016.

During a screening of influential production trio Organized Noize’s new documentary The Art of Organized Noize on Friday March 18, Atlanta Councilman Kwanza Hall gave the band a key to the city and declared March 18 as “Organized Noize Day.”

A key component of the city’s ascent has been the radical production style, which marked a significant break from the dusty East Coast shuffle and the West’s sizzling G-funk. Organized Noize – the trio of Sleepy Brown, Rico Wade and Ray Murray – deserve much of the credit for turning heads towards Georgia, and it looks as if the city is finally ready to acknowledge it on a wider scale.

As members of the Dungeon Family along with OutKast, Goodie Mob and more recently Future, they are responsible for an enviable canon of hits including TLC’s ‘Waterfalls’, OutKast’s ‘Elevators (Me & You)’ and UGK’s ‘Belts to Match’.

Check the trailer for The Art of Organized Noize below. [via XXL]

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