Mos Def, Pharcyde concert in Minnesota nearly leads to riot

    It’s surreal to imagine a Mos Def/ Pharcyde/ Atmosphere concert nearly leading to a riot in placid Harriet Island, Minnesota, but I suppose 10,000 peaceful protesters being shot with tear gas canisters and rubber bullets in par for the course when you’re only a bridge away from the Republican National Convention (aka the epicenter of all evil).

     

    Police made 284 arrests, 130 were booked on felony charges and the Take Back Labor Day festival will probably suffer an ignominous fate, which is too bad, because Minnesota can never get too much Mos Def. [Hiphopdx]