New Jersey often gets a bad rap—pun intended. To some it’s the sixth borough of New York City, but to others, the Garden State is the home of the Jersey Shore and we all watched how well that unfolded on MTV. Contrary to polarizing opinions, New Jersey is much more than the sum of its parts, especially when it comes to hip-hop.
Here are a few songs where good ol’ Jerz is shouted out properly. Now keep in mind, these aren’t NJ anthems. We’ll save that list for another day. So go sit in a diner, order some pork roll and read up on the top Jersey shout outs in rap.