So you think that hip-hop had its start out in Queensbridge
If you pop that junk up in the Bronx you might not live

from Boogie Down Productions – South Bronx Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“South Bronx” is a response to MC Shan’s classic “The Bridge”, a song about the history of Hip Hop in Queensbridge and the formation of the Juice Crew.

BDP thought that Shan was claiming Queensbridge as Hip-Hop’s birthplace, though Shan has always maintained that “The Bridge” is about his own birthplace, not that of the genre.

Regardless, Bronx native KRS took the song as an insult and also saw an opportunity to get even with Juice Crew figurehead Mr. Magic, who had rejected some of BDP’s earlier recordings.

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