This piece was originally published on 11/25/14
This past Sunday marked the 20-year anniversary of the infamous Los Angeles Riots that resulted from the jury decision involving the beating of Rodney King. Complete and utter chaos took over Los Angeles as thousands of people began stealing, assaulting, burning, and even murdering all over L.A. 54 people were killed and thousands of people were injured as a result of the LA riots. If you know anyone living in L.A. around this time, ask them as they will all have a unique story to tell you.
While I’d like to jump into some research and present you all with stories, VH1’s documentary titled, Uprising: Hip-hop and the LA Riots airs tonight at 9PM Eastern Standard time will probably be a better look, plus it’s produced and narrated by Snoop Dogg so that’s an automatic win. We’ll all be watching it so definitely tune in!
Edit: Missed the episode? VH1 has it available ON DEMAND on their website HERE.
Check out the trailer below. Warning: Video has explicit language