The Bridge Is Over

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"The Bridge Is Over"
Single by Boogie Down Productions
from the album Criminal Minded
B-side "A Word From Our Sponsor"
Released March 3, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre East Coast hip hop, golden age hip hop
Length 3:26
Label B-Boy Records
Songwriter(s)

Scott La Rock, Lawrence Parker

Audio sample
Excerpt from The Bridge Is Over
BDP singles chronology
"Super Hoe"
(1986) Super Hoe1986
"The Bridge Is Over"
(1987) The Bridge Is Over1987
"Poetry"
(1987) Poetry1987

"The Bridge Is Over" is a 1987 song by Boogie Down Productions from their debut album Criminal Minded, performed by rapper KRS-One and produced by DJ Scott LaRock and KRS-One.

History[edit]

It is considered to be a classic diss song.,[1] aimed at MC Shan, Marley Marl, the Juice Crew and rappers from Queens, NY and the Queensbridge projects. It helped contribute to the end of the career of MC Shan.[2][3]

It, and from the same album, "South Bronx", are the most famous songs of The Bridge Wars between rappers from the Bronx and Queens.

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":

"The Bridge is Over":

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Top 10 diss songs, canada.com
  2. ^ Street Census: Top 10 Diss Songs of the 80's
  3. ^ How YouTube is ruining the hip-hop beef. - By Hua Hsu - Slate Magazine
  4. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/sample/226720/Pusha-T-Kendrick-Lamar-Nosetalgia-Boogie-Down-Productions-The-Bridge-Is-Over/