Busta Rhymes. Foxy Brown. Jay-Z. Adam Yauch. Biggie Smalls. As Fuse TV has pointed out, it’s undeniable how much hip-hop history took place right here in Brooklyn. The Bronx, Queens, Harlem — sure, they’ve all had their moments — but no other borough gets quite the love that Brooklyn does.
Brooklyn is chock-full of hip-hop history. Whether you want to see where your favorite star grew up, or check out a place they rap about, put on your Beats headphones (I know, I know, Dre’s from Compton) and hit the streets.
Fuse TV’s hip hop map of Brooklyn | Ronnie Fritz via Fuse TV
Here are a few highlights, and what to listen to while you’re there.
Jay-Z with tenant of 560 State Street | Dimas Sanfiorenzo via Global Grind
ODB mural in Bed-Stuy | Matt Green via Flickr
Do the Right Thing, Stuyvesant Ave | via otsoNY
Adam Yauch Park | anne dunne via Flickr