[Verse 1: Guru]
New York, New York is where we live and we’re thorough,
Never taking shorts ‘cause Brooklyn’s the borough,
Peace to Uptown, to Queens and the Bronx,
Long Island and Jersey get as fly as they want.
But I must tell ya, where we rest is no joke,
So let me break it down to sections for you slowpokes:
Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy, Flatbush, Brownsville,
Crown Heights and East New York will be down till
Medina takes respect for the styles we bring,‘
Cause in Brooklyn, we be into our own thing.
Atlantic Terminals, Red Hook, Bushwick,
Come to Brooklyn fronting, and you’ll get mushed quick,
We ain’t just known for flipping and turning out parties,
But also for the take no bullshit hotties.
On the subject of blackness, well, let me share this,
Brooklyn is the home for cultural awareness,
So in all fairness you can never compare this.
Some good some bad, little hope for the weak,
Dangerous streets and Coney Island Beach,
All this included when you go for a tour,
Some can get scandalous and outright raw,
When you step, step correct and watch where you move,
We pay dues so we ain’t trying to lose.
Here in Brooklyn, the home of the black and the beautiful,
For a rough rap sound, ain’t a place more suitable,
Other cities claim this, and others claim that,
But let me give some props to the place where we be at.
I came here for a visit and ever since then
I’ve been incorporated with select personnel
Right here in Brooklyn, the place where we dwell.
Way out in Brooklyn.
Those who live in Brooklyn know just what I’m talkin’.
Peace to Boston, Philly, Connecticut, DC,
All the East Coast cities are fly to me,
Peace to everybody down south and out west,
But for me, Brooklyn, New York is the best.
Don’t be afraid to venture over the bridge,
Although you may run in to some wild ass kids,
Take the J train, the D or the A if you dare,
And the 2, 3, 4, 5 also comes here.
There’s so much to see ‘cause Brooklyn’s historic,
Fools act jealous but you have to ignore it,
So I just lounge with the fat clientele
Out here in Brooklyn, the place where we dwell.
Way out in Brooklyn.
You know the place.
Исполнитель: Gang Starr