The 20 Best Brooklyn Anthems

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  • 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
  • Lil Kim
  • Jay-Z, Santigold
  • Crooklyn Dodgers
  • Black Star
  • Crooklyn Dodgers
  • Smif-N-Wessun
  • Jay-Z

2. "No Sleep Till Brooklyn," Beastie Boys

Boasting air-guitar-able power chords, a pep rally of a chorus and hometown cred, this 1987 rap-rock classic is pretty much ready-made to shake the 20,000 seats at the Barclays Center.

(Photo: Courtesy Island Def Jam Music Group)

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