Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" Airing Tonight at 9pm ET on VH1 (Snoop Dogg Narrates)
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Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" Airing Tonight at 9pm ET on VH1 (Snoop Dogg Narrates)

nullA quick reminder…

The Snoop-Dogg-executive produced documentary UPRISING: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots is airing tonight on VH1 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 clip from the doc below:

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