YEAR: 2009

TEAM: New York Yankees

COMPLEX SAYS: No other rapper has associated themselves with baseball's most storied franchise more than Hova, so a NYY anthem from Jigga was only a matter of time. As Jay's "Empire State of Mind" track climbed the charts in the fall of 2009, the Yankees adopted the song as their offical team anthem. Even if you weren't a fan of the Evil Empire, anyone could appreciate seeing Alicia Keys display her assets live at the World Series.