New York City is the birthplace of hip hop. Well, the Bronx is, to be even more specific. Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop has spread all over the world to become a dominating genre of music. It all started from the humble beginnings of inner-city block parties where MCs would kick a couple rhymes over the DJ's beats. Just yesterday we celebrated the anniversary of DJ Kool Herc's infamous block party, his "back to school jam," which is credited as the birth of hip-hop, if you want to widdle it down to a specific date.

If you fast-forward to 2015, each borough has released a number of classic hip hop records that would make a valid case that it is the best of New York City's five boroughs, but we were wondering which is the favorite of our readers. Throughout the next five slides, we highlight each borough's contributions to the culture. On the final gallery, you'll be able vote on your favorite borough. Let's get started.