VH1 continues to explore hip hop’s impact to major societal events through documentaries. In a new special, the network will focus on a combination of race relations and pop culture.
“Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots” is scheduled to premiere in April 2012. The upcoming documentary will be told from the perspective of rappers, musicians, and victims who lived through the landmark L.A. Riots in April of 1992. Over the four days of the L.A. riots, 53 people died and 12,000 + were arrested.
The documentary will feature never-before-heard stories from artists who were effected by and/or participated in the riots, including Too Short, Big Boi, Nas, KRS-One, DJ Yella, and many others. “Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots” will be produced by Creature Films.