Wed 29 Jun 2011
I heard whispers about this but had no idea of the magnitude of the f*ckery put on by the NYPD last night in the LES section of Manhattan. Hip-hop vets Smif-N-Wessun and Pete Rock were celebrating the release of their new project, Monumental Experience when the scene turned ugly. Things were reportedly going great until a fight broke out just outside the club, causing the NYPD to converge on the scene like there was a terrorist attack going down. Instead of just attending to the conflict at hand, the boys in blue decided to shut down the whole party inside for no reason. The lights were abruptly cut and attendees were forced to immediately exit the building. Disappointed rap fans then were met with unruly cops as they simply were trying to make sense of why their peaceful party was cut short. Here is one fans’ footage of the melee. If anyone was there, we encourage you to leave your thoughts and we’ll add to this post.
After rumors of Pete Rock’s wife being beaten by the police, the legendary producer cleared things up on his Twitter. It looks like she fell over some trash cans while trying to stop a friend from being attacked by the popo. However, Boot Camp affiliate Louieville Sluggah was reportedly sent to the hospital after being attacked by a number of officers.
More on this story as it breaks.
Check out Pete Rock’s Twitter recap of the chaos as it was happening here.