VH1 Airs Uprising: Hip-Hop and The LA Riots

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By: / May 3, 2012

20 Years after the beating of Rodney King and the LA riots that followed,  VH1 has aired a film looking back at the incident.

In a special airing last night, VH1’s “Uprising” examined the brutal attack and how it has played a role in hip-hop over the years.

Narrated by Snoop Dogg, the show included commentary from Nas, Ice-T and and the late rapper Eazy-E.

The film was featured as part of the network’s Rock Docs series. — Jazmine Gray

Watch the full powerful film below.

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