"South Bronx" by Boogie Down Productions (VIDEO)

Listen to "South Bronx" by Boogie Down Productions, No. 54 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.

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54. Boogie Down Productions, "South Bronx" (1986)

MC Shan's "The Bridge" (see No. 53) irked KRS-One so much that he made two classic responses to it on Boogie Down Productions' debut album, Criminal Minded: "The Bridge Is Over" and "South Bronx." The latter, with its unforgettable call-and-response hook ("The South Bronx, the South-South Bronx!"), still stands as one of the borough's signature anthems more than a quarter of a century later.

 


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