"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.
Wed Mar 7 2012
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.