Year: 1979
Lyric"I got a color TV so I can see the Knicks play basketball." (Big Bank Hank)

This line is lowkey heartbreaking in retrospect. Big Bank Hank was so excited to get that color TV only to see the Knicks miss the playoffs that season. So unless watching the Knicks lose in color was that cool, we doubt the enthusiasm really lasted. Anyway, this line is one of the earliest NBA references in hip-hop so including it on this list was absolutely necessary.