2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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Uncle Snoop explains why he is asking fans to boycott the remake of “Roots” the series.

In an Instagram video clip, legendary LBC rapper expressed his frustrations of Black Americans being mainly depicted as slaves on TV and film.

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The original series based on Alex Haley‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, debuted on ABC in 1977.

The eight-hour, four-part series which includes stars T.I., Laurence Fishburn and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker aired yesterday (May 30) on the History Channel.


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