South Bronx (song)
|Single by Boogie Down Productions|
|from the album Criminal Minded|
|B-side||"The P is Free"|
|Genre||Hardcore hip hop|
|Songwriter(s)||KRS-One, Scott La Rock|
|Producer(s)||Ced Gee, DJ Scott La Rock, KRS-One|
Excerpt from South Bronx
|BDP singles chronology|
KRS-one reports that DJ Red Alert played this song three times in a row and that the crowd was very engaged. The song had an influence on the new jack swing genre.
The song samples "Get Up Offa That Thing" and does so through the use of a sampler, where the horn bar is available in several different pitches. Eleven different pitches are used throughout the recording including the actual one, 7 of which were used altogether to create a threatening effect. The first is an interpolation of Public Enemy's "Rebel Without a Pause". The two other samples are "Funky Drummer" and "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved".