A near riot erupted in New York City's South Street Seaport area after police cancelled a planned free concert by rapper Drake and the pop group Hanson due to over-flowwing crowds. According to reports, chairs were thrown, mace was sprayed, bottles were thrown and a table was tossed from a second floor balcony.
According to Fox News New York, 25,000 fans amassed for a free concert by the most popular rapper in the country whose debut album, "Thank Me Later," is poised to be one of 2010's top-selling albums. According to music industry prognosticators, Drake's debut full-length studio album "Thank Me Later," which was released on Tuesday (June 15), is projected to sell in the range of 425,000 to 475,000 -- if not more -- by week's end on June 20. If it moves as much as sources think, it'll mark one of the biggest sales weeks of the year for a single album.