VH1 TO HONOR RODNEY KING WITH THE ENCORE PRESENTATION OF "VH1 ROCK DOCS" EMMY-AWARD-WINNING FRANCHISE: "UPRISING: HIP HOP AND THE L.A. RIOTS"
Wednesday, June 20 at 8PM*
New York, NY - June 19, 2012 - Twenty years after the anniversary of the L.A. riots, the world lost an unsung hero with the passing of Rodney King. To commemorate, VH1 will re-air the Emmy Award-winning "VH1 Rock Docs" franchise presentation of "UPRISING: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots" on Wednesday, June 20 at 8PM ET/PT. Additionally, VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live" has added an extended never-before-seen interview with Rodney King online: http://blog.vh1.com/2012-06-18/rodney-king-said-he-was-happy-to-survive-beating-and-see-a-black-president/
Executive produced and narrated by Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg and directed by Mark Ford, "UPRISING: Hip Hop and The L.A. Riots" tells the story of the most destructive riot in American history. With definitive first-hand accounts and exclusive rare footage, "UPRISING" is told through the diverse perspective of the rappers, musicians, police officers and victims who lived through the landmark L.A. Riots in April, 1992. Viewers will also witness never-before-heard stories from well known figures and Hip Hop artists who were affected by or 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 and Henry Watson (one of the "LA Four" convicted of beating Reginald Denny) and many more.
"UPRISING: Hip Hop and the LA Riots" is executive produced by Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez for Creature Films and executive produced by Brad Abramson, Stephen Mintz, Shelly Tatro and Jeff Olde for VH1.
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