Artist: 415
City: Oakland
Year: 1988
Best Line: "Cause it takes money to survive / And the hustlers are a product of the 415." - Richie Rich

Makes Us Not Want to Visit

We put it down for the Bay at Complex all the time (check out our list of the best Bay Area tracks and our Oakland Rap Atlas), but Richie Rich, handling all the verses on this 415 cut, has bested us. "415" is one of the songs that put the Bay on the map, proving it was just as viable as Los Angeles. Rich continues to make music, and even though Oakland is now the 510 "415" remains the go-to cut.