Dirty States of America Documentary Chronicles Southern Hip-Hop

Lyricist Lounge and Image Entertainment will

present the "Dirty States of America," a documentary of Southern Hip-Hop,

accompanied by a soundtrack of the same name.

The film examines several different styles of

Hip-Hop, including Crunk, Bounce, Booty and the innovative Screwed style.

Scarface, David Banner, 8Ball, Goodie Mob, Lil

Jon, Petey Pablo, Trick Daddy and others are featured to help tell the story

of the rise of the South in Hip-Hop music.

The film examines the music's connection with

slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, poverty and oppression.

The producers of the documentary interviewed

over 100 people and combed through over 150 hours of behind-the-scenes footage

to give viewers a very intimate look at the Southern rap scene.

The Dirty States of America soundtrack

will feature new and unreleased material by Willie D. of the Geto Boys, Killer

Mike, BG, JT Money, Devin tha Dude, ESG and Slim Thug and Port Arthur, Texas

pioneer's UGK.

The documentary is slated to hit stores this

summer and will be supported by "The Dirty States of America" tour.