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Ice-T Narrates MTV Documentary

Ice-T will

narrate MTV’s "Back To The Hood Again," which is a follow up documentary

to 1992′s "Straight From The Hood," which interviewed people on the

streets of Los Angeles after the deadly race riots. The new documentary returns

a decade later, which speaks to young people that survived the riots, which

were the most costly civil disturbance in United States history.

The new program features interviews with Snoop

Dogg, who explains why he and his friends left Long Beach to join in the chaos,

Tyrese (who recently survived a motorcycle accident), who help loot neighborhood

stores, Jurassic 5, the critically acclaimed hip-hop group that was living just

a block off the intersection of Florence and Normandie, and who witnessed first-hand

the beating of truck driver Reginald Denny as well as Ozomatli, the Grammy-winning

Latin rock band whose bassist participated in the trashing of LA’s police

headquarters.

Back To The Hood also talks to young people throughout

South Central, Crenshaw, Watts and Koreatown, who share their memories of the

riots. The documentary also spends time with a member of the 87th Street Gangster

Crips, who won a police brutality settlement against the LAPD-only to be killed

in a drive-by less than a month later; visits with young people in Watts’

Jordan Downs Housing Project; and meets with young Korean-Americans who show

off the changes in Koreatown.

The show airs tonight, check your local listings

for times.

In related news, if you live in New York City,

tomorrow Ice-T will be doing a rare performance in the big apple. The show,

which is taking place at BB Kings in Times Square tomorrow (April 25th), will

feature Ice along side Smooth Da Hustler, Trigga DA Gambler, DV Alias Khryst

& DJ Evil E. The doors open at 9 P.M. For more info call: 212.997.4144

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