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With the premiere of the new reboot of “Roots” happening this week, Snoop Dogg took to the interwebs to air his grievances about the whole affair. He said that he is tired of the constant portrayal of black people as slaves in film and television, and called for new stories to be told about advancements and achievements in our community since then. Though his statements were viewed as controversial, they cannot be completely written off.

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Snoop has received both backlash and praise for what he said, from members of Hollywood and fans on social media. Headkrack and Special K discuss his comments and dissect the response. Is Snoop right? Is it time to move on from the era of slavery in our recreations in film and television? Click on the player above to see this exclusive video edition of the Hip-Hop Spot.

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