With today marking the 20th year anniversary of the atrocity that many remember as the ‘Molotov Cocktail’ that sparked the 1992 LA Riots… THURZ gives the first person perspective of the night that lead to the infamous beating of Rodney King.
MEKA: Anybody that grew up during those time knew how crazy that was. I remember having to leave school early the day of because the riots were getting dangerously close to it. Inglewood hasn’t been the same since, and I don’t know who’s really comfortable driving down Florence and Normandie late at night sometimes.
Now that I think of it, Los Angeles used to not give a fuck back in the day. Aside from the Riots, there was the infamous OJ Simpson chase and the North Hollywood bank robbery/shootout, and the near-daily high-speed car chases that used to happen so often the show “World’s Wildest Police Chases” started because of it. Crazy how things seemed to have calmed down since.
Anyways, Thurzday’s solo debut, LA RIOT, is set to drop soon.