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Tompkins Houses

From “Where I'm From” by Jay Z

Lyrics

So they ran up to Tompkins and sought them dudes to trust
I don't know what the fuck they thought
Those niggas is foul just like us

About

Tompkins is a project just down the street from Jay-Z’s own Marcy Houses. Residents of Tompkins and Marcy are natural rivals, just as guys from Nas’s Queensbridge Houses are rivals with those from nearby Ravenswood Houses