"Hello Brooklyn 2.0"

Hello Brooklyn

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How you doin’?

Where you goin’?

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Can I come to?

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—Jay-Z feat. Lil Wayne

PHOTOS BY ROBEL KASSA/PARADIGM84

"Brooklyn"

Sometimes I feel like my only friend

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Is the city I live in, is beautiful Brooklyn

—Mos Def

"Brooklyn Blues"

Now I've come home to finish

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finish my Brooklyn Blues

—Barry Manilow

“Brooklyn’s Finest"

Peep the style and the way the cops sweat us

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The number one question is can the Feds get us?

—Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G.

“Brooklyn Girls”

BK girls down wit that ride or die

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So I always keep one right by my side

—Charles Hamilton

“Brooklyn (Go Hard)”

I'm a Brooklyn boy

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I may take some gettin' use to

—Jay-Z ft. Santogold

"Lighters Up (Welcome to Brooklyn)"

In the concrete jungle

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The strong stand and rumble

The weak fold and crumble

It's the land of trouble

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—Lil' Kim

"Brooklyn"

You started with nothing but throwaways,
You couldn't live with me so you moved to,
Brooklyn

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—Jessie Malin

“Brooklyn”

Brooklyn

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Child of rhythm riding on a moonlit star

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Brooklyn

Pretty daughter born with a smile

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—Donna Summer

"Dienda"

Let the harmony ring

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With the promise of spring

On a Brooklyn street

—Sting

"Somewhere in Brooklyn"

Little miss perfect sitting at the train stop,

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Red nike high tops listening to hip-hop

—Bruno Mars

"Brooklyn Babies"

Growin' up as a Brooklyn baby,

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This is how I live my life…

—RZA

"Kickin’ 4 Brooklyn"

That’s the thing about Brooklyn

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They never get enough

Of the rap and the music

And all the good stuff

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—MC Lyte