11 Examples of Hip Hop Lyrics that Read Like Poems-SliderPhoto


6. The Beastie Boys, “To the 5 Boroughs”
Classic Beastie Boys. It’s all New York, like an anthem or a love letter to the city in this post 9/11 tune full of emotion. Dear New York: tough, inclusive and delightful: “Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten, From the Battery to the top of Manhattan, Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin, Black, White, New York, you make it happen.”