The 20 Best Brooklyn Anthems

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  • 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
  • Gang Starr
  • MC Lyte
  • Beastie Boys
  • Jay-Z, Lil Wayne

10. "Crooklyn," Crooklyn Dodgers 

This supergroup of three generations of Brooklyn rap icons — Masta Ace, Buckshot and Special Ed — assembled to reminisce on Brooklyn's highs and lows over a sublime Q-Tip production for the soundtrack of the 1994 Spike Lee film Crooklyn

(Photo: Courtesy MCA Records)

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