June 12, 2013


Take a Hip Hop Tour of Brooklyn With Fuse's BK Rap Map

As the birthplace of hip hop, New York has a rich rap history. Rap started in the Bronx and its first superstars—Run-D.M.C.—hailed from Queens, but there's no borough with a higher hip hop profile than Brooklyn. 

Thanks to the love rappers like the Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Talib Kweli showed for their hood over the years, you can't be a hip hop head without having a few BK references ingrained in your head. So from Jay-Z's stash spot to the neighborhood diner Biggie got his "T-Bone steak, cheese eggs and Welch's grape" in "Big Poppa" to the high school Pro Era's Joey Bada$$ just graduated from, here's Fuse's Hip Hop Map of Brooklyn.

Click here for a printable version and take your own tour of BK rap history!

Ronnie Fritz for Fuse
Ronnie Fritz for Fuse

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