Best Hip Hop Hometown Anthems

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'California Love' by Tupac Featuring Dr. Dre - "Now let [us] welcome everybody to the Wild Wild West." We all rejoiced when this track came out.  (Photo: Death Row Records/Interscope)

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'California Love' by Tupac Featuring Dr. Dre - "Now let [us] welcome everybody to the Wild Wild West." We all rejoiced when this track came out.  (Photo: Death Row Records/Interscope)

'Brooklyn' by Yasiin Bey - Before Jay said the town went hard, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) repped the hardest.   (Photo: Rawkus Records)

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'Brooklyn' by Yasiin Bey - Before Jay said the town went hard, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) repped the hardest. (Photo: Rawkus Records)

'Dirty South' by Goodie Mob - Not shying away from that classic southern style, "Dirty South" definitely captures the essence of rap from the south.   (Photo: LaFace Records)

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'Dirty South' by Goodie Mob - Not shying away from that classic southern style, "Dirty South" definitely captures the essence of rap from the south.  (Photo: LaFace Records)

'Empire State of Mind' by Jay Z Featuring Alicia Keys - To think that Jay didn't even feel the song at first is crazy. We're lucky he came to his senses and got A. Keys on the track for a certified classic.   (Photo: Roc Nation/Atlantic Records)

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'Empire State of Mind' by Jay Z Featuring Alicia Keys - To think that Jay didn't even feel the song at first is crazy. We're lucky he came to his senses and got A. Keys on the track for a certified classic. (Photo: Roc Nation/Atlantic Records)

'Homecoming' by Kanye West - As much as we'd like to hate him for being so darn arrogant, no one does it quite like Yeezus. As soon as you here the piano's first note, you know it's an epic song.   (Photo: Def Jam Recordings)

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'Homecoming' by Kanye West - As much as we'd like to hate him for being so darn arrogant, no one does it quite like Yeezus. As soon as you here the piano's first note, you know it's an epic song. (Photo: Def Jam Recordings)

'Nolia Clap' by The UTP Playas and Juvenile - We're sorry, but even if you're not from N'awlins you can't help but feel this jam wholeheartedly.   (Photo: Ra-o-Lot)

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'Nolia Clap' by The UTP Playas and Juvenile - We're sorry, but even if you're not from N'awlins you can't help but feel this jam wholeheartedly. (Photo: Ra-o-Lot)

'Raise Up' by Petey Pablo - We all want to be at a Petey Pablo party swinging our shirts and just enjoying everything, but we live vicariously through this song instead.   (Photo: Jive Records)

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'Raise Up' by Petey Pablo - We all want to be at a Petey Pablo party swinging our shirts and just enjoying everything, but we live vicariously through this song instead. (Photo: Jive Records)

"Black and Yellow" Wiz Khalifa - Wiz Khalifa's breakout hit triggered tons of fellow MCs to create their own remix. Who knows if it was the catchy hook of "Black and Yellow," or its beat, or even its malleable title, but something got people going. What resulted were anthems that ranged from Lil Wayne's "Green and Yellow" to Fabolous's "White and Navy" to Serius Jones's "Black and Ghetto."(Photo: Atlantic Records)

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'Black and Yellow' by Wiz Khalifa - The best way to rep your city is shown through the song "Black and Yellow." You know what it is! (Photo: Atlantic Records)

'Welcome to Atlanta' by Jermaine Dupri Featuring Ludacris - What other way to get a tour of ATL than with unofficial mayor Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris, the voice of Atlanta?   (Photo: So So Def Recordings)

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'Welcome to Atlanta' by Jermaine Dupri Featuring Ludacris - What other way to get a tour of ATL than with unofficial mayor Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris, the voice of Atlanta? (Photo: So So Def Recordings)

'Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)' by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz - We've seen half of this duo all messy on Love & Hip Hop, but "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" is a certified anthem for The Bronx, the land where hip hop was born.   (Photo: Columbia Records)

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'Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)' by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz - We've seen half of this duo all messy on Love & Hip Hop, but "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" is a certified anthem for The Bronx, the land where hip hop was born. (Photo: Columbia Records)