Target: Juice Crew, MC Shan, Marley Marl, Queensbridge
Producer: Ced Gee, Scott La Rock, KRS-One
Album: Criminal Minded
Label: B-Boy Records
Best Line: "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"
When Queens-based rapper MC Shan dropped his hometown anthem, "The Bridge," it struck a nerve with South Bronx-outfit Boogie Down Productions, who felt the track made claim that hip-hop originated in the borough of Queens. Not one to turn the other cheek, the always outspoken KRS-One crafted "South Bronx," a little story of where they (BDP) comes from. KRS clowned Shan for being dropped from MCA Records, and made sure the world knew the actual birthplace of hip-hop: the South Bronx. This was the first shot in what would become known as "The Bridge Wars," the blueprint for all hip-hop battles.