There are some songs guaranteed to tear up a party, I mean, seriously mash up a dance. Boogie Down Productions’ ‘The Bridge Is Over’ is one of those songs. It is primal, rhythmic and melodic and never ceases to make me want to…I don’t know what it makes me want to do but it makes me want to do something. And when you hear folks talk about “real hip hop” this is the kind of sh** they’re talking about.
Watching this clip brings me back to my youth, one spent taping videos and re-watching them with friends. The thing I love most about this video? Easy, the energy of the crowd. Their joy, their enthusiasm is palpable and every time I hear this song I feel something. Again, I’m not sure what it is but I feel something. Isn’t that what great art is supposed to do?