23. Empire State of Mind– Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
Now you didn’t just have to be in New York to be able to hear this song on every major radio station across the country. ‘Empire State of Mind’ off of Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint 3, was a ode to artist from the New York area and an ode to New York in general. It was an anthem and Jay-Z used it to show who still was the King of New York.
Dope Lyric: “Me I’m out that Bed-Stuy Home of that boy Biggie, Now I live on Billboards And I brought my boys with me.”