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Friday, March 31, 2006

The shot that ended the war

an excerpt from

You ‘Bamas' should all Thank the BDK
which can be viewed in its enitirety on Brooklyn Bodega
I've realized growing up in the Bronx in the 80's instilled in me a peculiar view of Hip-Hop. Probably something akin to growing up in Cooperstown or Canton, OH. Hip-Hop started in the Bronx and Bronx heads take that s**t seriously. For probably the 1st decade of Hip-Hop we felt that Hip-Hop was ours. Our baby, our mode of expression and henceforth we owned the keys to the house.

I think Jeff Chang documents this sentiment in his phenomenal book, 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop.’ Jeff lays out in detailed and wonderful language how important the Bronx was in our culture's birth.

To truly understand the BDP vs. Juice Crew beef we must view it through the proper territorial lense. This was more than beef as we know it today. 50 vs. Game, 2 immature millionaires in a pissing contest. No this was a battle for the ownership of a culture, if such a thing is possible. Hip Hop was Bam, Flash, Red Alert, Kiss FM, and Boogie Down Productions. It was not Marley Marl, Shante, Mr. Magic, and Queens (Bridge). So sayeth the uninformed pubescent Bronx smart alec kid.

So when the BDP/Juice crew beef started it was Civil War.
Choose a side as the battle rages for the future of our nation. 'South Bronx' to 'The Bridge' to 'The Bridge Is Over' to 'Duck Alert' and on and on.
KRS destroyed Shan...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont wanna get off track but i strongly agree with that comment about the game/5O beef i mean theyre in a freakin fight over da last chicken drum at dinner

June 23, 2006 9:18 PM


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