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October Flashbacks
October 1998
Puff Daddy plays his first-ever U.K. show at the official opening of the new London venue Sound Republic in Leicester Square. The invitation-only event is broadcast live by MTV U.K.

October 1997
Virginia concert promoter Patricia Ann Richardson files suit against Snoop Doggy Dogg, his former manager Sharita Knight and Death Row Records for allegedly tricking her into transporting packages containing seven pounds of marijuana to a venue where Snoop Doggy Dogg was performing. Richardson claims she was stopped, searched and arrested by local, state and federal law enforcement officers at the entrance to the club.

October 1995
2Pac is released from prison on $1.4 million bail, just eight months after a judge sentenced him to a jail term of up to four years for sexual assault. He is released pending an appeal of his conviction.

October 1994
The soundtrack to Murder Was the Case is released, featuring the long-awaited reunion of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube on "Natural Born Killaz."

October 1985
Krush Groove, featuring Run DMC, LL Cool J, the Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow and the Beastie Boys, opens in theaters nationwide and is listed as the No. 1 movie in America the following week.

October 1983
Kool DJ Red Alert's show debuts on WRKS 98.7 in New York, creating the first commercial radio outlet for hip-hop.

October 1982
Wild Style, the first feature film about hip-hop culture, premieres. It officially opens in theaters the next year.

October 1971
One of the first ladies of hip-hop, MC Lyte, is born.


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