In 2012, Slaughterhouse's sole Brooklynite, Joell Ortiz created his own ode to his hometown.

'Brooklyn in the Building' and its busy production serves as the perfect setting for Ortiz to go in lyrically as he's been known to do. From touching on some of his personal battles as a kid growing up without a father to name-dropping some spots you could find him in, Joell made this song more than just another anthem.

"Brooklyn taught me I gotta be hard / So y’all ain’t got a chance like you lost Monopoly cards / Me and poverty’s part, when my dad left mami with scars / I stitched her up with all these quality bars," he spits.


Listen to Joell Ortiz's 'Brooklyn in the Building'

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