Raleigh, N.C.-based Trailblazer Studios is partnering with Grammy-winning rapper Big Boi of OutKast fame on a new music-mentorship and DIY studio makeover series.
The as-yet-untitled show will be based partially on Big Boi’s own Atlanta recording studio, known as the Dungeon, which recorded some of hip-hop’s most influential songs. The series is billed as part makeover and part mentorship series and is designed to help and inspire up-and-coming musicians early in their careers.
Inspired by Big Boi’s recent purchase and remodel of the Dungeon Family home, the show will transform basements, attics, garages, bedrooms, offices and even closets into professionally decked out recording spaces with the artist’s own style, while also providing crucial industry advice through a one-on-one producing session at the original Dungeon in Atlanta.
The series will be produced by Big Boi’s Big Boi Little Boi Productions and Trailblazer Studios in association with DirectFire Media. Executive producers include Big Boi, Adam Harrison, as well as Ashleigh DiTonto, Trailblazer’s senior vice president of development and Jeff Lanter, Trailblazer’s president and COO.
“As a longtime fan of Big Boi and OutKast, we wanted to create a format that was authentic to him,” DiTonto said in a release. “Collaborating with and supporting other artists has always been at the core of Big Boi’s Dungeon Family roots, so there’s no better way to pay it forward than uplifting ‘dungeons’ and young musicians across the country.”
Trailblazer recently produced the documentary Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer, which debuted on National Geographic and Hulu coinciding with Juneteenth, as well as The Legacy of Black Wall Street for OWN and Discovery+.