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Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" To Air on VH1 May 1st (Snoop Dogg Narrates)

by Vanessa Martinez
April 6, 2012 7:41 PM
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You'll get a chance to watch the Snoop-Dogg-executive produced documentary UPRISING: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots, which premiered at the SXSW Film Fest this year, on VH1 May 1st at 9pm ET/PT as part of its VH1 Rock Docs franchise.

Directed by Mark Ford, Uprising will feature well known figures, rappers and actual participants in the riots including: Rodney King, Arsenio Hall, Ice T, Professor Todd Boyd (USC), Connie Rice (Civil Rights attorney), John Singleton, Too Short, KRS-One, Nas, Henry Watson and many more.

Here's the full synopsis:

20 years after riots ripped through Los Angeles, UPRISING documents how hip hop forecasted – and some say ignited – the worst civil unrest of the 20th century. The film revisits the riots in gripping detail and draws from a diverse collection of voices – the rappers, rioters, victims, police officers, journalists and everyday citizens of South Central Los Angeles. The documentary traces the rise of dissent in Los Angeles in the 80's and 90's and explores why citizens chose to rise up violently against police abuse and perceived injustices.

Watch the trailer below:

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  • Pigs Feet | April 29, 2012 11:24 PMReply

    Uprising is a knock off of the film, Straight from the streets!!!
    Read the review about "Straight from the streets" check out the clip below.

  • Enorme Nuez | April 23, 2012 1:54 PMReply

    Shouldn't this be shown on the actual anniversary of the LA Riots, and not a day convenient to VH1?

  • janice | April 7, 2012 11:44 AMReply

    saidiya hartman scenes of subjectivity (book)
    dai sil kim-gibson sa-i-gu (film)

    who's making the sacrifice?

  • Nadine | April 6, 2012 7:53 PMReply

    Again... these cats couldn't spell hip-hop let alone perform it. Rap music... 100%. The real Hip Hop might have influenced them, but has yet to ever leave their lips... let's please stop rewriting music history.

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