Last night there was a clash between NYPD and attendees of the release party for Pete Rock & Smif N Wessuns’ new record. The violence seems to have started as the crowd spilled into the streets after the performances ended. Most eyewitness accounts claim unduly force was used to disperse the crowd. No official statements have been issued by NYPD or the venue, Tamanny Hall, at this time. Louie Skaggs was reportedly violently arrested. Amateur footage of the incident has been published by many concerned witnesses.

*correction: An initial version of this post stated Louieville Sluggah was arrested. This has been corrected to reference other Bucktown affiliated rapper Louie Skaggs