Before the BDP conflict with MC Shan
Nas alludes to “The Bridge Wars” going on in his hometown of Queensbridge to set a reference point for his childhood. This feud began when MC Shan released a song dedicated to QB titled “The Bridge” in 1985.
KRS-One of Boogie Down Productions felt Shan was insinuating hip-hop was born in QB, and decided he needed to defend his hometown with the diss track “South Bronx”. The two traded bars for a little while, but most agree that KRS won this battle when he dropped “The Bridge Is Over” and reaffirmed the Bronx as the mecca of hip-hop.
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