Philthy Rich, Oakland Rapper, Arrested at S.F. Rap Concert

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Philthy Rich
San Francisco police arrested three men, including Oakland rapper Philip Beasley (aka Philthy Rich) during a Sunday morning rap concert at the Rock-It Room Club in the Richmond District.

According to police, officers arrested Beasley, 29, of Hayward; his promoter, Samuel Burns III, 33, of Vallejo; and Dennis Walker, 29, of Antioch. All three were charged with different crimes, including possession of stolen property, DUI, and firearms possessions.

Officer Albie Esparza could not confirm whether or not the club had a permit for the concert, and officials with the Entertainment Commission have not returned our calls. However, Esparza noted that the arrests were part of a larger effort to crack down on problem clubs in San Francisco.

"There's been some recent events and problems with some non-permitted venues or night clubs," Esparza told us. "That's why we are trying to work with the Entertainment Commission to prevent this from occurring."
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Samuel Burns

During their club sweep Saturday night, police spotted Beasley after the concert getting into a 2011 black Bentley with Nevada plates, which had been stolen out of Las Vegas. A records review revealed that the indie rapper was on felony probation for firearms possession.

During the show, police arrested Beasley's promoter, Burns, who was charged with multiple warrants in Marin and Contra Costa Counties. At 11:15 p.m., police arrested Walker after officers stopped the vehicle he was in for "suspicious" reasons. Walker, who was a passenger in the car, hopped out and ran. Police chased him to Fifth Avenue, where he was arrested. A semi-automatic handgun was found on his person when he was taken into custody, police said.

While police were busy with Walker, the driver of the 1991 GMC Yukon fled the scene and
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Dennis Walker
crashed into a wall along Sixth Avenue and Presidio. The driver and another passenger in the car -- both males -- got away, police said.

"Events unpermitted and people who promote clubs that are illegal bring a problem element ... there's the potential for shootings, robberies, fights -- and that's what we don't want," Esparza said.

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Tha Real Emacin
Tha Real Emacin

DAMN ITZ NOT REALLY WAT IT IS N WAT THY MMAKE IT SEEM LIKE

H8trix
H8trix

Hip hop = crime.  straight up aggin.

Alyadejoure
Alyadejoure

Wow crackdown in the Richmond district...? N how did they go from 5th ave to 6th n presidio.?? 5th ave only has Geary as a real main st with a cpl "clubs" if that's really wit u wana call them try overcrowded bars with Irish names.. So 3 blk guys in a white/Asian area in a bentley with "suspicious" behavior hmmmm....

Amir
Amir

Wow! Stopped for suspicious reasons? I bet it was suspicious that 3 black guys were in a Bentley.. I wonder if it was really stolen or is that a part of the pencil whipping there doing with that paperwork...

Zannie Alvarez
Zannie Alvarez

"...crashed into a wall along Sixth Avenue and Presidio."

There is no such intersection.

Martinprod
Martinprod

They probably meant the wall at the end of 6th Avenue bordering the Presidio.

Young_munch415
Young_munch415

Who u tellin....soundz like da police makin shit up.....fuk da system !!!!!

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