Previous All Episodes (3) Next . You can see this (and the changed attitude towards the former rivals) in the line: He concludes the track acknowledging his indebtedness to Shan and Marley. Producer: Marley Marl. The track directly attacks MC Shan with lyrics like: Before "The Bridge" was released, MC Shan was signed to MCA Records. The Bridge Wars was a hip hop music rivalry during the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, that arose from a dispute over the true birthplace of hip hop music and retaliation over the rejecting of a record for airplay. Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "DJ Red Alert presents...,Beats, Rhymes, & Battles! You'd better change what comes out your speaker Impeach the President. Another line by KRS directly attacking Shan was: This referred to the fact that MC Shan had attacked LL Cool J on the B side of "The Bridge" with a song called "Beat Biter", whereby Shan claimed that LL Cool J had stolen beats for his "Rock The Bells" from "Marley Marl Scratch" theme. The lyrics that apparently raised the issue were: Though MC Shan states Queensbridge is where his crew got started, and his birthplace, he has stated that he never meant the song to say that Queensbridge is the birthplace of Hip Hop at all, "everyone knows that hip hop was started in the West Bronx." Marley Marl, who was working as a DJ for radio station WBLS, sampled the song's signature loop from a station copy of Otis Redding’s "Hard to Handle". The Bridge. When the bridge stop rockin The bridge will keep-a rockin If the kids stop rockin The bridge will keep-a rockin Till the beat stop rockin The bridge will keep rockin Ladies and Gentleman We got mc Shan and Marley Marl in the house tonight Ladies and Gentleman We got mc Shan and Marley Marl in … The feud began with Queensbridge-based producer Marley Marl & MC Shan's track "The Bridge" in late 1985. Marley Marl: It’s like six months later and then one of the engineers told me, “You know Ced-Gee found you drum reel?” He also speaks well of them on other tracks in the album, such as "House of Hits". Download this Track. In 1987, attempting to calm down an unrelated domestic dispute involving BDP colleague D-Nice, BDP's DJ Scott La Rock was shot dead. Marley Marl Scratch (12" Version) 11. [1] The Bridge Wars originally involved The South Bronx's Boogie Down Productions, led by KRS-One, and Marley Marl's Juice Crew, hailing from Queensbridge. SHAN - BEAT BITER / THE BRIDGE - BRIDGE RECORDS OG - MARLEY MARL. It's the next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways It has since been referenced in hip hop lyrics by the likes of Cormega, Das EFX, Nas, Cunninlynguists, Big Punisher, Supernatural, Chino XL, Mars ILL, and 2Pac. 3. Shante, mentioned in a very vulgar reference in "the Bridge Is Over", released a rap titled "Have A Nice Day", ghostwritten by Juice Crew colleague Big Daddy Kane (who was not otherwise personally involved in the battle), in which she took a shot at Boogie Down Productions. KRS, meanwhile, forged out a successful solo career and remained an important figure in hip hop. The song's lyrics at the end are set to the tune of the famous Billy Joel song "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me": What's the matter with the crowd I'm seeing? Hailing from Queens, Marley Marl revolutionized hip-hop when he pioneered the practice of sampling drum sounds and creating his own proto-boom-bap rhythms, yielding gems like MC Shan’s joyfully noisy (and unintentionally beef-inducing) QB anthem “The Bridge.” What's the matter with your DJ, MC Shan? View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1998 Vinyl release of The Bridge / The Bridge 2000 on Discogs. The Bridge Wars was a hip hop rivalry during the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, that arose from a dispute over the true birthplace of hip hop music and retaliation over the rejecting of a record for airplay. “The Bridge” was recorded by MC Shan and Marley Marl, but in STSA, its birth is a byproduct of a series of preceding battles. In 2001, on the compilation QB's Finest (a showcase of Queensbridge hip hop artists), MC Shan took one last parting shot at KRS-One with the comment: KRS-One and Marley Marl have since officially retired the feud, with the release of their collaborative 2007 album, Hip-Hop Lives. In 2016, Shan essentially revived his part of the beef in an interview, pointing out that they never actually battled, and that he was showing some resentment regarding the claim the KRS "took Shan out" and having to live with the stigma of "losing" the battle. Don't know you know that he's out of touch? In response, South Bronx-based KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions released the track "South Bronx", which was similar in terms of content to Shan and Marl's track except singing the praises of the South Bronx rather than Queensbridge, and made the argument for its being the real birthplace of hip hop. Buy on Vinyl/CD. [AUDIO]", Kool G Rap talks about Marley Marl and the Juice Crew, crime raps, and his extensive catalog, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Bridge_Wars&oldid=986848053, Articles with Russian-language sources (ru), Articles needing additional references from March 2016, All articles needing additional references, Articles lacking reliable references from March 2017, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 10:34. Marley Marl later produced most of LL's album Mama Said Knock You Out. In a recent interview with NPR Microphone Check, Marley Marl revealed to NPR Music Editor, Frannie Kelly and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad that “The Bridge Is Over” was actually created with his drums. Meanwhile, Poet had moved on, eventually rechristening himself as "Blaq Poet", and went on to be a part of the groups PHD (Poet + DJ Hot Day), and Screwball; and some of the records released over the years, took numerous pot shots at KRS. Song history. Saturday nights will never be the same!! & Rakim, … The track recited the praises of their home borough and some of its earlier rap crews, and was taken to imply that Queensbridge was where hip hop began, even though it doesn't actually say that. During the nineties, the beef was not forgotten by fans or the participants, but rather fondly remembered as a classic hip hop rivalry. Take a dose of 1988 with a Hip Hop Producers favorite producer, Marley Marl: known for creating some of the most iconic early Hip Hop tracks and inventing classic styles from his basement studio in Queensbridge, New York. [1] The Bridge Wars originally involved The South Bronx's Boogie Down Productions, led by KRS-One, and Marley Marl's Juice Crew, hailing from Queensbridge. Kill That Noise 5. PHD's 1991 album title track "Without Warning" samples a couple of lines from "Numero Uno" as if answering them. Alaga 1973. Add a Plot » Writers: John Carluccio (creator), John Carluccio (developed by) Added to Watchlist. pt2", "Various Artists - Bridge Wars - Amazon.com Music", "MC Shan Responds To KRS-One Apology Demands With Vicious Bars [VIDEO]", "KRS-One Replies To MC Shan Diss With "S.H.A.N." With Marl's success came the opportunity to produce artists outside the Cold Chillin' stable, which he did with the monumental Eric B. In this episode of Classic Recipes , the legendary producer explains and demonstrates how he created the beat for MC Shan’s “The Bridge,” one of the most memorable beats in hip hop history. MC Shan, Marley MarlBuyThis Song. You're still tellin' lies to me. Nas revisited "The Bridge" on his 2012 album Life is Good by sampling it for the hook in his track, "Back When," which focuses on the past of hip-hop. Label: Pirate Recordings - P002 • Format: Vinyl 12 ... Producer – Marley Marl; Notes Although this record was originally by MC Shan he does not appear in the 2000 version Even after La Rock's death, the feud still continued. Left Me Lonely 7. LL Cool J never directly responded to this claim, and the impending battle between Shan and BDP drew the attention away from it. Marl trumped it by helming "The Bridge," an ode to Queensbridge by his cousin MC Shan that became the unofficial Queens rap anthem and inspired a spirited feud with Bronx native KRS-One. BEAT BITER / THE BRIDGE - BRIDGE RECORDS OG - MARLEY MARL. The whole " Bridge " — my song I made with MC Shan — all that was trigger music, triggering samples from a 808 with separate samplers around … Though "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock is often pegged as the best hip-hop single of all time, Marley Marl's production on his cousin MC Shan's single "The Bridge" could well be the most underrated hip-hop single ever recorded. The song went on to become one of the most sampled hip hop songs in hip hop history. M.C. The official story at the time was that KRS-One was defending the reputation of the South Bronx in response to MC Shan and Marley Marl claiming that hip hop started out in Queensbridge. Label: Pirate Recordings - P002 • Format: Vinyl 12. Don't you know about the new fashion honey? He was also featured on Eric B. Discover his early work with the Juice Crew and friends including: Roxanne Shante, Craig G., Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, LL Cool J, Master Ace, MC Shan, Eric B. The Bridge (Original 12" Version) 15. KRS had also contributed a verse to the Symphony 2000 remake of the Marley Marl classic in 1999. Slate described it: "In 1986, it was a beef that launched the start of KRS-One, with his withering attacks on MC Shan."[3]. "Don't you know that they're out of touch?" DJ Red Alert also gives a similar version of this story on the CD Beats, Rhymes and Battles Part I. Cause Bronx created hip-hop, Queens will only get dropped, The track had been one of the first blendings of rap with reggae, and one section delivered in a sing song fashion modeled after Billy Joel's "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" from his album Glass Houses. Marley Marl's first (official) album has to be one of the corner stones to the temple of Hip-Hop. When they heard "The Bridge", they decided to diss back, and this is why "South Bronx" was released. The album features two tracks further exemplifying the end of the feud: "The Victory" (produced by DJ Premier) which sees KRS on the same track as Blaq Poet, and "Rising" (as in "Rising To the Top"), in which KRS recounts the whole story from his perspective (a struggling former group home resident trying to enter the business in a period when "answer records" were popular, sparked off by Shante's "Roxanne's Revenge"). Marley Marl Scratch (Demo # 1) 13. However he left the label after releasing an almost unheard single titled "Feed the World". Whats the matter with your MC, Marley Marl? You're better off talkin' 'bout your wack Puma sneaker Living In The World Of Hip Hop 10. About The Bridge. Queensbridge Records released the 2011 album "Bridge Wars", which put a new spin on the old story with the release of the compilation which features artists such as F.E.R.N (produced by DukeDaGod of The Diplomats), Mahogany Jones (four-time Champion of BET’s "Freestyle Friday's" battle competitions) and Brookyln’s own L.G. The Bridge Lyrics: Ladies and gentleman / We got MC Shan and Marley Marl in the house tonight / They just came from off tour / They wanna tell you a little story about where they come from / x4 / The Marley Marl has produced beats for some of the music’s finest MCs including Big Daddy Kane, MC Shan, LL Cool J, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, Kool G Rap, Nas, Rakim, and Masta Ace. Marley Marl Classic Recipes (2012– ) Rate This. 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