The 20 Best Brooklyn Anthems

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

6. "Where I'm From," Jay-Z

This 1997 fan favorite is a virtual time-machine trip back to the days when Hov roamed the hallways of the notorious Marcy Projects, and a basketball team in Brooklyn — let alone one co-owned by a rapper from Bed-Stuy — was just a pipe dream. 

(Photo: Courtesy Roc-a-Fella Records)

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