The 20 Best Brooklyn Anthems

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  • 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
  • Gang Starr
  • MC Lyte

12. "Lighters Up," Lil' Kim

This dancehall-driven 2005 anthem finds Bed-Stuy's own Lil' Kim taking listeners on a "walk through" her side of BK, where people "dice games kill more n----s than cancer." 

(Photo: Courtesy WMG)

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