7 Spots Name-Dropped in Hip Hop

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Rappers love to rep their home towns, favorite hangouts and, of course, strip clubs. Here are eight spots that get a namedrop in rap.

Staten Island

The Staten Island Ferry Terminal (ianmcburnie/flickr)

The Staten Island Ferry Terminal (ianmcburnie/flickr)

Dubbed “Shaolin” in Wu Tang songs, a tour of Staten Island tells you exactly where the Clan got their rough and rugged sound. An important place in hip hop culture and New York history.

El Segundo


The small California town where Q-Tip lost his wallet in “Left My Wallet in El Segundo.” It’s hard to find an area referenced in hip hop with better weather and cooler people.

Def Jam Recordings


The famous studio was name dropped in a lot of the albums they produced. Hit up the spot on Bradhurst Ave. in NYC and you might get a tour.