Players Anthems: When Sports Teams Adopt Rap Songs
New York Yankees - Jay Z "Empire State of Mind"
In 2009, “Empire State of Mind” became an anthem for not just New York, but throughout the country. The Yankees, naturally, took particular pride in the song and Derek Jeter would walk to the plate with it playing over the loud speakers. Hov and Alicia were tapped to perform it prior to Game 2 of the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium. (Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)