Uprising: Hip-Hop & The LA Riots special on VH1

In commemoration of the 20-year-anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, journalist turned filmmaker, Mark Ford, recaptures the events, as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots chronicles how a simmering beef with police reached its boiling point. Ford screened the film at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles Thursday (April 26) night, followed by a panel discussion with Kurupt, Too Short, John Singleton, Arsenio Hall, Henry Watson, Mathew McDaniel, and Cheo Hodari Coker; all of whom were featured in the documentary. Narrated and executive produced by Snoop Dogg, Uprising takes a look at Hip-Hop's role in foreseeing and encouraging the riots that cost the city of Los Angeles $1 billion, and took 53 lives. Notable rap records like N.W.A.'s "F**k tha Po

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DJ Shadow releasing album of pre-Endtroducing material

DJShadow.com are very excited to announce a major new archival release exposing Shadow’s early production on the Akai MPC. Containing entirely unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996, the project is entitled, "Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996." Included among the highlights are instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 EP planned with The Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become "Six Days." The new collection of "MPC Era" tracks follows on from the much-loved "4-Track Era" releases from 2008 and 2009, and establishes a pattern which should be familiar to Shadow fans. "I like to follow up new material (such as the recent 'The Less You Know, The Better' LP) with a tastefully-done archival project," Shado

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Raps United Nations launched by Lil Fame of M.O.P.

Raps United Nation is the door opener for artists, building an international crew with their 1 plan 1 movement motto giving all the artists a louder voice and greater visibility. The mixtapes are designed to keep "RUN" in the peoples faces as this large group of worthy artists will not take no for an answer. They have connections in every country in the world so every song will be serviced to dh's around the world. In addition, each mixtape will been sent to A&Rs, CEOs and Presidents of major and indie record companies. The people involved with We Build Hits and Raps United Nation have an obligation to help artists like yourself. They would like to have every artist representing "RUN" as "RUN" will represent every artist, with a constant release of "RUN" projects, your voice will b

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