KRS-One and DJ
Marley Marl will sonically end one of the most infamous and revered beefs in
Hip-Hop history. The pair intends to drop a new album on Koch Records.
Both were involved
in a long-running dispute after Marley Marl and MC Shan recorded the seminal
1985 record, "The Bridge," an ode to Queensbridge, New York.
South Bronx MC
KRS-One, backed by Boogie Down Productions, took offense to the song, which
some say implies that Hip-Hop started in Queens.
KRS-One shot back
with "South Bronx," claiming the South Bronx as the true birthplace
Several other dis
records were released at the height of the battle, including MC Shan’s "Kill
That Noise" and KRS One’s "The Bridge Is Over."
With the saturation
of beef in the Hip-Hop market, Marley said that he wanted to make a definitive
statement to the youth.
Marley stated that
the process of recording this album with KRS-One started simply.
"It all happened
with one phone call," Marley Marl told AllHipHop.com. "They called
me and he jumped on the phone and told me it would be spectacular for Hip-Hop."
As a producer,
Marley Marl has helped launch the careers of Hip-Hop talents like the Juice
Crew’s Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Master Ace, Craig G, Roxanne Shante and MC
Shan, among others.
resuscitated LL Cool J’s career when he produced "Mama Said Knock You Out"
and hit it big producing early hits for R&B group TLC.
for doing this is to show these kids that [Hip-Hop beefs] are not that serious,"
legend further stated that KRS-One was still laying vocals, but he was extremely
excited to be working with his one-time rival. "He’s finishing up his portion.
It’s gonna be crazy," Marley stated. "We got sick beats."
The untitled album
is slated to hit stores this summer.