Poor recent Brooklyn resident Catey Shaw. She tried to do something cool with her ode to Bushwick ‘Brooklyn Girls,’ about popsicle freezing and bathroom stall sex. But the internet was all “hates it.” It’s not like you should actually live in a hood for a considerable length of time to do the anthem though, right?
No, yeah, you should.
We’re flattered that the rest of the world really does have a hard-on for New York grit, but we’re giving you a playlist of real Brooklyn female musicians for your weekend listening instead. (We’re putting ‘Brooklyn Girls,’ in the same regrettable category of that Marnie Michaels’ “What I Am” cover on Girls, along with our Spice Girls dance for the talent show.) So in honor of Kings County pride, here are ten tracks to pump from real Brooklyn girls. From Pat Benatar, Stephanie Mills, and Carole King to Amma What, Princess Superstar, and Angel Haze, here are ten songs worth listening to from Brooklyn’s finest ladies.
1. ‘Hearbreaker’ by Pat Benetar
2. ‘Maybe’ by Amma What
3. ‘I Can Feel The Earth Move’ by Carole King
3. ‘A Tribe Called Red’ by Angel Haze
4. ‘How Many Licks?’ by Lil’ Kim (Featuring Sisqo)
5. ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’ by Barbara Streisand
6. ‘Oh Yeah’ by Foxy Brown
7. ‘Rock The Boat’ by Aaliyah
8. ‘Turn Me On’ by Norah Jones
9. ‘The New Evolution’ by Princess Superstar
10. ‘Something in the Way’ (You Make Me Feel) by Stephanie Mills
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