‘Roots of Madness’: MTV’s ‘Rooting for Roots’ debuts on Netflix

MTV News is premiering the first episode of its upcoming original series “Rooting For Roots” on Netflix on Thursday, May 14, at 9 p.m.


The show follows the rise and fall of two young African-American men who discover the meaning of their lives as they move from the South to New York City.

As they face the challenges and challenges of life on the West Coast, the men find themselves in an untenable position.

In an exclusive clip from the show, the pair discuss their upbringing, the history of the Black Lives Matter movement, the power of rap and what they hope for from the future. 

The episode will be available on MTV.com, VOD and YouTube on May 14.

The series stars Kevin Kline (Sons of Anarchy), Tyree Banks (Black-ish), Sam Gabel (The Blacklist), John Cho (The Voice) and David Akerman (Black Mirror).