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Wired 25: The 25 Greatest Brooklyn Anthems Ever [LISTEN]

1. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”| Ready To Die


This rags to riches anthem is the epitome of what makes Brooklyn a special place. It’s hard to fool a Brooklyn cat. They’ve been around the block more than once. They are also tougher than any type of New Yorker (even if they aren’t, they’ll try and convince you of it). No NYC native in any city in the world has more pride than a Brooklyn resident. The phrase “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere” is for New York, but it rings especially true in BK. “Juicy” is the song that epitomizes that. Spread love. It’s the Brooklyn way.

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  • misijode

    This song also appears on 42 the film about Jackie Robinson release on theater in april.

  • BrooklynPrime

    Where is Go Stetsa!?! By Stetsasonic

  • BKThoroughbred

    “Brooklyn’s rep for robbing cats was the best kept secret until this track dropped…”
    ^
    Negatory, BK always had a rep for making cats “Run That”….”Manhattan keeps on making/ Brooklyn keeps on taking it…..”

    And the list kinda sucks. First it leaves out the original BK anthem. “Brooklyn’s in the house” by Cut Master DC. Next I can think of at least 3 more songs that capture the spirit of BK way more than most of the songs listed. How about:

    -Broken English by Smooth Da Hustla & Trigger Da Gambler
    -Bucktown by Smiff & Wesson
    -Danger by Blahzay Blahzay

    You’re. Not. From. Brooklyn.

  • CrownKing

    Where’s Bucktown