This Day In Rap History: Bad Boy Records and Death Row Records Faced Off After the 1996 Soul Train Awards

Bad Boy Records and Death Row Records met face-to-face after the 1996 Soul Train Awards.

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There are many events in rap history that are either unknown or forgotten, from album releases to deaths to random ass events most of us can't even recall. As an attempt to remember those moments, Complex will share an event that helped shape hip-hop in a sometimes minor, sometimes major way. Join us as we look back on This Day in Rap History.

March 29, 1996 

On March 29, 1996, employees of Bad Boy Records and Death Row Records confronted each other face-to-face after the Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles and a gun was pulled. This was just another incident in the longtime feud between Bad Boy and Death Row. Two previous events prompted the standoff: in November 1994, Tupac Shakur was robbed and shot five times at Quad Studios in New York; and in 1995, Suge Knight's friend was killed in Atlanta. Both Tupac and Suge blamed Bad Boy for these incidents. The fued would continue until the tragic deaths of both Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. 

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