Ice-T, Common, Russell Simmons & Others Talk 'Drug Years' On New VH1 Special

VH1 will premier a four-part documentary tonight (June 12) that examines the rise of illicit drug use in America and its impact on pop culture.

Produced in association with The Sundance Channel, VH1's The Drug Years provides an analysis of the commercial drug culture in America by exploring how popular influences, including music and television, have fashioned public perceptions on drug use.

The documentary also features footage and notable interviews including Ice-T, Jackson Browne, Peter Coyote, Russell Simmons, Chuck D, Liz Phair, Juliette Lewis, Common, Tommy Chong, Henry Rollins, Richard Lewis, John Mellencamp, ?uestlove and others.

Based on the book Can't Find My Way Home: America in the Great Stoned Age, by Martin Torgoff, The Drug Years is latest installment of the "VH1 Rock Docs" franchise.

The "VH1 Rock Docs" franchise is a new slate of high-end feature-length documentaries that tell untold stories in the history of rock and Hip-Hop music.

The programs combine never-before-seen footage with a unique and unconventional narrative approach.

The Drug Years premieres on VH1 tonight at 9pm EST, with encore showings on Sundance Channel beginning June 16 at 8pm.