100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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88. MC Shan, "The Bridge"

"['The Bridge'] was the first 'rep your hood' record," recalled MC Shan. With a James Brown-sampling beat from Marley Marl, this ode to Queensbridge instigated a full-blown regional war when the Bronx's Boogie Down Productions released "The Bridge Is Over." Things got so heated that Marley claimed BDP made their record using a stolen reel of his drum sounds.

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