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. Snoop Dogg narrates this rage-induced documentary taking a look at the L.A. riots. The documentary “Uprising,” on VH1, posits that hip-hop foretold the events of the Los Angeles riots and that it continued to reference. 25 years later, educate yourself on the riots that left dozens dead and much of South Central L.A. in ruins.
In , the West Coast hip-hop group N.W.A released a provocative song called "F**k tha Police," which stirred controversy and marked it as. 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. Twenty years after the LA Riots turned the City of Angels on its head, director Mark Ford shows how important hip hop was in predicting and fanning these.
AUSTIN - Although shown here in SXSW's music-centric "24 Beats Per Second" section, Mark Ford's Uprising: Hip-Hop and the LA Riots is too. The animus between African-Americans and the Los Angeles Police Dept. is explored in fascinating detail by "Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. 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.