“I’ll never be trapped again.” – Dominque “Lil Baby” Jones
Watch and share the trailer for
Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby.
#Untrapped is streaming worldwide on Prime Video August 26.
The feature-length documentary made its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival last month and was followed by a performance from Lil Baby.
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.
“I’m blessed to be able to tell my story and have people care to hear it,” said Dominique “Lil Baby” Jones. “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.”
“This project has been in the works for several years now, during some of the most difficult times our country has faced,” said director Karam Gill. “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.”
“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,” said producer Pierre “P” Thomas. “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.”
“Baby, like so many in this country, went through so many obstacles that could have thrown him into many bad places in life. To watch him come through to such a positive side is essential for people to see,” said producer Kevin “Coach K” Lee. “This documentary has the ability to change lives if viewers can believe just like he did.”
Directed by Karam Gill
Produced by Dominique Jones, Pierre “P” Thomas, Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Karam Gill, Daniel Malikyar, Andrew Primavera, Blase Biello
Synopsis: An intimate look at the life of Grammy-winning rapper Dominique Armani Jones (aka Lil Baby), as he navigates his meteoric rise from the West Atlanta streets to the top of the Billboard charts with his roles as devoted father, son, community philanthropist, and powerful voice in the fight for racial justice. Told through previously unseen footage and set to a soundtrack of his biggest hits.
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About Quality Control Music
Quality Control Music was founded in 2013 by CEO Pierre “P” Thomas and COO Kevin “Coach K” Lee. Garnering billions of streams yearly from groundbreaking acts like Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby and City Girls, Quality Control is without a doubt leading the charge as one of the biggest and most influential labels of today. In 2020, QC’s Lil Baby released My Turn, the highest selling & streaming album of the year and the first album of 2020 to go RIAA certified double-platinum, with his entire catalog hitting over 37 Billion streams to date in 2022. The Quality Control empire has continued to expand, launching their subsequent management wing Solid Foundation Management, film & TV wing Quality Films, sports wing QC Sports, and investment wing Quality Ventures. As digital strategists and label execs, Coach and P have earned the prestigious titles of Executives of the Year by Billboard and Innovators of the Year by Variety. Spearheading their way through the culture in music, film, sports and TV by breaking unknown acts, athletes and talent and taking them all the way to stadiums, QC has undoubtedly become the modern day blueprint for success in the industry.
About MGX Creative
MGX CREATIVE is a production company that explores popular culture through bold and stylistic storytelling. Founded in 2017 by Karam Gill and Daniel Malikyar, MGX is emerging as a force in the premium documentary space. Recently Gill and Malikyar have received top honors including being named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 and Variety Top 10 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch lists. Through authentic storytelling and a deep rooted understanding of youth culture, MGX is partnered with today’s most impactful musicians on a slate of upcoming documentary projects.