Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots Panel Discussion - Grammy Museum - 4/26/12
As a hip-hop fan, the coolest part of the film was the chance to see the actual interviews Dr. Dre sampled on the song "The Day The Niggaz Took Over" from 1992's The Chronic. We always assumed that guy talking about being down for the Africans in the United States or the other guy sampled on "Lil Ghetto Boy" who claims if he was to die for a child to have a brighter future, then "he's a dead motherfucker" were real people, but this documentary proves not only were they real, the words they spoke came from a very, very real emotional place.
Still, we were promised Snoop (who narrates the film) and he wasn't there. No explanation was given, nor was the D-O-double G's absence mentioned. Countless emails had told us he'd be there and that he, along with every other panelist, would be available for interviews after the discussion. In all fairness, perhaps we could have spoken to the panelists had the fire alarm not gone off towards the end of the discussion. We broke out, knowing our quest to meet Snoop continues.