The 20 Best Brooklyn Anthems

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  • Gang Starr
  • MC Lyte
  • Beastie Boys
  • Jay-Z, Lil Wayne
  • Lil Kim
  • Jay-Z, Santigold
  • Crooklyn Dodgers
  • Black Star
  • Crooklyn Dodgers
  • Smif-N-Wessun
  • Jay-Z
  • Roy Ayers
  • Notorious B.I.G.
  • Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Beastie Boys
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Barclays Center
  • Mos Def
  • Jeru Tha Damaja
  • 3rd Bass
  • Fabolous

14. "Hello Brooklyn," Beastie Boys

In the middle of the nine-song medley "B-Boy Bouillabaise," from their 1989 sophomore album Paul's Boutique, the Beasties shout out their home borough over a woofer-busting 808 beat that recalls the perfection of "Paul Revere." 

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