Either you were too young, lived too far away or your parents were too strict. But if you lived ANYWHERE remotely close to metro Atlanta and could venture out in the mid 90’s, you made your way to Freaknik. Trust and believe, you found a way. I’m not going to do a lot of typing on this post because I have enough videos and pictures to show you what it really was.
Come take this trip.
My first Freaknik was 1994. My cousin Edric took me. I was in 10th grade and hung out that whole Saturday and Sunday. We bumped that first Wu-Tang, ‘Enter The 36 Chambers’, the whole time. I saw Tupac in Piedmont Park. I think I might have been too
sleepy, to believe my cousin when he said it was him. But that’s not the only thing I couldn’t believe.
Playa Poncho What’s Up What’s Up
Diamond feat. D-Roc What Up With The Bankhead Bounce
Bonus points noticing a young Bobby Valentino.
Freaknik for me, probably lasted a good 5 years. By the time 1999 rolled around, the magic was gone. Once the Mayor and Atlanta Police Department got wind of the dates, it was over. Some people tried to get it started up later, but they can never duplicate the mid 90’s.
Shout out to my brothers Otis, James, Shadeed, Edric, Los and Lavar. And to anybody else who stalked these streets with us during this time.
Here’s a few more pictures I could find.
What is your favorite Freaknik memory?