Like any good documentary, “Trap Jazz,” streaming on Hulu, is a neatly collated visual monograph that is a gateway to its titular topic. Directed by Sade Clacken Joseph, this casually voluminous documentary is not just a portal to its titular genre of music and the musicians involved in it. It is also a portal to a lifestyle, community, and city that viewers like yours truly have been unaware of due to geographical reasons. Like any good cinema, especially a documentary, “Trap Jazz” bridges that geographical gap as it transports us into the Atlanta music scene.

“Trap Jazz” is a proud portrait of Atlanta, a quintessential representation of America, and a globally relatable story. It does not take its audience for granted. Sure, if you know your Jazz history, and if you are not totally unaware of ‘Trap’ music, it would be an immediately intriguing view. But, people who were oblivious would not return empty-handed either. Underneath the details of the Atlanta music scene, it is a story of people who harbor a dream. People are battling to stay afloat in society while not letting go of their passion.

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