Producer: Mr. Walt & DJ Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz
Album: Dah Shinin'
Label: Wreck

In 1994, Smif-N-Wessun brought the ruckus to the underground with its debut single “Bucktown.” It was a Brooklyn anthem to the fullest, with Tek and Steele stomping the mean streets of BK with their fingers on the trigger. The song did more than just make Smif-N-Wessun underground sensations. It crafted a fuller aesthetic for the entire Boot Camp Clik. No crew used gun metaphors quite as often as they did, and “Bucktown” was a reminder that it was rooted in the reality of life live in the county of Kings. —Insanul Ahmed