Top Rap Feuds: KRS-One vs. MC Shan
Classic beef. Queens, N.Y.,-bred MC Shan's 1985 track 'The Bridge' implied that hip-hop was born in his borough, though the lyrics didn't exactly say that. The birthplace of hip-hop was the South Bronx, and this was the first time another borough really attempted to claim superiority. MC Shan was a bold man. Enter Bronx native KRS-One, who famously uttered these words on his response track 'The Bridge Is Over': “Manhattan keeps on makin’ it / Brooklyn keeps on takin’ it / Bronx keeps creatin’ it, and Queens keeps on fakin’ it." Once the rap vet said those famous words, it was on. This rivalry eventually came to an end, but the significance of it is still monumental.