The 25 Best Brooklyn Anthems

5. Smif-N-Wessun "Bucktown" (1994)


Label: Duck Down

Maybe you've heard this before, but Brooklyn is kind of dangerous sometimes. No, we're not even talking about present-day gentrified Brooklyn, but the late '80s/early '90s Brooklyn, back when Tek and Steele stomped the grounds and Boot Camp Clik were still the shit. Those mean streets are where Smif-N-Wessun take us on this lyrical adventure, one where they keep their hand on the gun because they live on the run. Home of the original gun clappers? It wasn't just a punchline. —Insanul Ahmed

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