It was the most famous battle of the 1980’s. On one side you had ‘super-rockin’ Mr. Magic, the powerful host of the WBLS Rap Attack show, along with his crew from Queens which included hitmakers DJ Marley Marl, MC Shan, and Roxanne Shante. On the other side was the scrappy Boogie Down Productions crew, featuring DJ Scott La Rock, KRS-ONE, and D-Nice all hailing from the Bronx. Hear Marley Marl as he explains how it all started! The story about the Mr. Magic begins at around 15:20.
This is required listening for fans of New York Hip Hop! Enjoy!