Before the BDP conflict with MC Shan
In a well-known early beef, MC Shan (part of the Juice Crew, which also included, among others, Big Daddy Kane, Marley Marl and Masta Ace) did a song called “The Bridge,” a tribute to Nas' home, the Queensbridge housing projects.
KRS-ONE, of Boogie Down Productions, felt that the song slighted his home borough of the Bronx, so he recorded the response “The Bridge Is Over”
The Bridge Wars went like this:
-MC Shan released the song “The Bridge,” a tribute to his home, Queensbridge.
-KRS-One thought one of the lines implied the MC Shan thought hip hop originated in Queensbridge, so he released “South Bronx,” partially to diss MC Shan and partially to defend his home, the South Bronx.
-In defense, MC Shan released “Kill That Noise”
-KRS-One released the classic “The Bridge Is Over,” which completely annihilated MC Shan, ended his career, and reaffirmed forever that the South Bronx are the real birthplace of hip hop.
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