‘Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America’ Docuseries To Explore MC Shan’s “The Bridge”

The AMC show will take viewers back to the dawn of one of the most historic rap feuds of all time.

(AllHipHop News) Before Remy Ma vs Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill vs Drake, Jay-Z vs Nas, or 2Pac vs The Notorious B.I.G., Hip Hop was consumed with the so-called Bridge Wars. The 1980s iconic inter-borough battle was over the true birthplace of the culture.

Shawn “MC Shan” Moltke’s “The Bridge” was the first shot in the lyrical rivalry between Marley Marl’s Juice Crew from Queens and KRS-One’s Boogie Down Productions from The Bronx. MC Shan’s ode to Queensbridge led to the KRS response “South Bronx.” 

Juice Crew then came back with “Kill That Noise” off Shan’s Down by Law album KRS-One essentially knocked out Marley Marl and MC Shan with “The Bridge Is Over” in 1987.

AMC’s Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America will provide an in-depth analysis of “The Bridge” on the fifth episode of the docuseries. Marley Marl, MC Shan, Red Alert, Funkmaster Flex, L.L. Cool J, Pharrell, Roxanne Shante, and more insiders will provide commentary.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, and Alex Gibney serve as the executive producers for Songs That Shook America. Previous installments covered Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” Run-DMC’s “Rock Box,” and OutKast’s “Elevators (Me & You).”

“The Bridge: 1986” premieres Sunday, November 10 at 12 am ET/CT. That episode of Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America will begin streaming November 11 on the AMC website. It is already available for AMC Premiere subscribers.