August 17: “Rap Riot” Cancels RUN-DMC Concert. (1986)

August 17, 1986 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, during the Cali stop of RUN-DMC’s Raising Hell Tour, a huge gang brawl cracked off at the Long Beach Arena injuring 42 people. As a result, the group cancelled their stop at the Hollywood Palladium the next day. KDAY would go on to play an integral role in negotiating peace amongst gangs in the months to follow.

ABOVE: Gang Fight at RUN-DMC Concert
ABOVE: News Report on RUN DMC Concert

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