April 29 1992

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Because the tensions between the people and the authority of Los Angeles, California were forced into an all out hell on April 29, 1992 with the only controversial action that the general public knows to take, civil strife, one would think that when you tell the story about this day that sparked riots for almost a week, you would get the date right. This is not the case for Sublime's song inspired by that day originally entitled, "April 26, 1992", which gives a first-person view of the events that happened on April 29, 1992 and the days that followed. American rapper and record producer Andre Young, popularly known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is also eager to share his experiences of that time in history with his song "The Day the Niggaz Took Over" ( featuring rappers Snoop Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz, and RBX) from sChronic (1992). Each musical artist depicts the calamity on the streets through illustrative lyrics and validates the behavior of the citizens that took a stand. In these songs the artist makes evident to the listener the types of acts of violence that took place all over the city by oppressed citizens in order to make their point. The L.A. Riots of 1992 was a can of pop that exploded due to years of aggravation. Living conditions of urban African-American citizens not improving, friction between the disreputable authority ( Mostly consisting of white people.) and minorities, and the dream of equality never fully being realized attributed to the civil unrest. (Baldassare) Such issues made it aware to the government that a compromise or resolution must be made before chaos follows. The riots of California were not the first due to inequality of the people, but one of many riots that occurred in cities all over the nation dating back further than the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. of 1968. (Gale) The factor that threw the already tipped scale
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