BX Bred: The Bronx's Hip Hop Heavyweights

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  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Grandmaster Caz, The Cold Crush Brothers
  • KRS-One
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • Swizz Beatz, Ruff Ryders
  • DJ Kool Herc
  • French Montana, Maybach Music Group, Bad Boy
  • Slick Rick
  • Diamond D, D.I.T.C., KRS-One, Fat Joe
  • Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Terror Squad
  • Big Pun
  • Fat Joe, D.I.T.C.
  • Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five


Recognized both for his work with Boogie Down Productions as well as his solo efforts, KRS-One has justifiably earned the nickname The Teacha. In addition to his slew of albums and general outspokenness, KRS is also known for repping hard for the Bronx in a beef with Marley Marl and MC Shan in the late 1980s.

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