Sunday, 10 April 2016

Raising Of The Bridge

Ladies and gents, it seems that something quite exciting is happening in the rap world.

We are all veterans of the infamous 'Bridge Wars' between MC Shan and Boogie Down Productions, yes? Well, MC Shan has never really put that particular beef to bed and instead has been brooding on it over the last (almost) 30 years.

In an interview with UGS Radio, Shan explains that he is hungry to continue their feud which began in 1985 with the track, 'The Bridge' which was produced by Marley Marl where Shan was misinterpreted as saying that Queensbridge was where hip hop began:
You love to hear the story, again and again,
Of how it all got started way back when,
The monument is right in your face,
Sit and listen for a while to the name of the place,
The Bridge,
This of course started off a whole creative period of dis/answer-back records (which wasn't exclusively between BDP and Shan) and provided an unforgettable era during hip hop's Golden Age.
The funny thing is though that this whole beef began over the fact that an early record (12:41 'Success Is The Word') involving KRS and Scott La Rock was dissed by Mister Magic. They then released 'South Bronx' which was aimed primarily at Magic.

Recently though on this UGS Radio segment you can hear Shan continuing his bitterness and shoots some prepared lyrics at Kris:

Not surprisingly, KRS heard this and has recently delivered a great response, 'S.H.A.N. Still Huggin' A Nut', below:

Now, I don't know about you but this just injected a much-needed shot into the arm of rap and I for one cannot wait to hear Shan's response. The kid in me is secretly hoping that the old Juice Crew come out of semi-retirement and bring their skills to the battle.

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