1. WATCH: Run-DMC & Beastie Boys Interviewed about the “Raising Hell” Tour Riot (1987).

    Well after the violence that broke out at the Long Beach Arena during the infamous Raising Hell show on August 17th, 1986, the mainstream media made a general practice of portraying hip-hop concerts as dangerous events . Here, in this 1987 CBS TV interview from around the time of their “Together Forever” tour, Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys are questioned about the LBC incident and forced to defend rap’s reputation. ADDED BONUS: an impromptu performance of “My Adidas” and Mike D’s demonstration of the Jerry Lewis dance.

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