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Brooklyn's Rap Roots

Yes, this New York Times piece is about Brooklyn. And no, for once it's not about hipsters?it's about hip-hop. A detailed story peppered with maps lays out several neighborhoods in the borough, from Bed-Stuy and Park Slope to Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, that rappers have referenced in song lyrics, and delves into their connections to those areas. Mentioned artists include Jay-Z, The Beastie Boys, Foxy Brown, Notorious B.I.G., and Talib Kwelli. Plus, there are links to their YouTube videos. Brooklyn, we go hard. [NYT via 'Stoner]