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Marley Marl Recreates Classic Production For MC Shan's "The Bridge"

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Marley Marl recently hung out with Dubspot to recreate "The Bridge" - his legendary hit with MC Shan - on the AKAI MPC Renaissance for their "Classic Recipes" web series. Marley Marl reveals that the track, which features the infamous "Impeach The President" sample, also includes a reversed sample of Magic Disco Machine's "Scratchin" for the noisey hook. He rounds out the sound with 808 and hi-hats. Digging deeper into his bag of treats and untold stories, Marley Marl even talks about an incident on Mister Magic's radio show that led to him being an inadvertent producer on BDP's "The Bridge Is Over" - the culminating track in the storied hip-hop beef between rappers from Queens and the Bronx that was spawned by Marley and Shan's classic tune. Check it out.

Spotted at ET