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