The 20 Best Brooklyn Anthems

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  • 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
  • Lil Kim
  • Jay-Z, Santigold

8. "Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers," Crooklyn Dodgers '95

Spike Lee brought together a new lineup of Brooklyn's finest — Chubb Rock, Jeru and O.C., with DJ Premier on the beautiful, cello-driven beat — to break down Brooklyn's bloody backstreets for his 1995 film Clockers.

(Photo: Courtesy 40 Acres and a Mule/MCA Records)

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