"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.

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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