The 50 Greatest Sneaker References in Rap History

20. The Notorious B.I.G., "Hypnotize"

Snippet:
Lyrics: "Timbs for my hooligans in Brooklyn"
Artist: The Notorious B.I.G.
Track Title: "Hypnotize"

In the "Hypnotize" video, Biggie and Puffy find themselves being chased by helicopters while they're in a boat full of models. This is all happening in the Florida Keys, mind you. Biggie starts his verse, then you hear it: "Timbs for my hooligans in Brooklyn." Within this uber outlandish/expensive scenario, the legend still found time to acknowledge the borough he grew up in. It's clear Frank White was doing this for hip-hop and Brooklyn. Not that poser in Queens.

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