hip hop artists The Best New York Rappers

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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from NYC

It probably goes without saying, but New York City is undeniably the birthplace of rap. Its impact is still very much alive as the genre continues to grow and change around the world. This a list of the best New York rappers.
 

The Big Apple can count Biggie, Jay-Z, Rakim, 50 Cent, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, KRS-One, Mos Def, Slick Rick, Nikki Minaj, Run-D.M.C., Mase and Wu Tang among its influential children, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to rappers from New York! While a pretty good amount of research went in to compiling this list, there's always room for improvement. There are so many New York rap luminaries to choose from, finding a spot for them all is near impossible. Please vote on the list and add your favorites or anyone that you think is missing from this list of New York Hip Hop artists.
 

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Nas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Nas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop East Coast hip hop

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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Rappers
The Notorious B.I.G. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Rakim Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Wu-Tang Clan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Wu-Tang Clan Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Rappers
KRS-One Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Hardcore hip hop

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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Big Pun Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Method Man Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Busta Rhymes Hip hop music, Ragga Dancehall

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Big L is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Big L Hip hop music, Horrorcore Hardcore hip hop

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DMX is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Rappers
DMX Hip hop music, Horrorcore Hardcore hip hop

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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Mos Def Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Rock music

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Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Joey Badass Hip hop music

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Mobb Deep is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Mobb Deep Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Rappers
50 Cent Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Immortal Technique Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Political hip hop

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Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Raekwon Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop Mafioso rap

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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Rappers
LL Cool J Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Onyx is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Onyx Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Talib Kweli Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Conscious hip hop

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Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Gang Starr Hip hop music, Jazz rap Alternative hip hop

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Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Run–D.M.C. Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Hardcore hip hop

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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Lil' Kim Hip hop music, Dirty rap Hardcore hip hop

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Grandmaster Flash is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Grandmaster Flash Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop Electro

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Slick Rick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Slick Rick Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Big Daddy Kane Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Kurtis Blow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Kurtis Blow Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop

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Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Aesop Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Experimental hip hop

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Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Public Enemy Hip hop music, Political hip hop Hardcore hip hop

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Ol' Dirty Bastard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Ol' Dirty Bastard Hip hop music, Rap music Hardcore hip hop

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Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Action Bronson Hip hop music

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A Tribe Called Quest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Rappers
A Tribe Called Quest Hip hop music, Jazz rap Alternative hip hop

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Jadakiss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Jadakiss Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Jay-Z Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop Gangsta rap

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AZ is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Rappers
AZ Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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RZA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Rappers
RZA Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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GZA is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Rappers
GZA Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

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Kool Keith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Kool Keith Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Experimental hip hop

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Masta Ace is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Masta Ace Hip hop music

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Doug E. Fresh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Doug E. Fresh Hip hop music

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The Sugarhill Gang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Rappers
The Sugarhill Gang Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop Disco

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Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Fat Joe Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Foxy Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Foxy Brown Hip hop music, Ragga Dancehall

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Havoc is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Havoc Hip hop music, Hardcore Hip Hop East Coast Hip Hop

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Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Prodigy Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Boogie Down Productions is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Boogie Down Productions Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Rappers
ASAP Rocky Hip hop music

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Redman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Redman Hip hop music

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Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Smif-n-Wessun Hip hop music

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Eric B. & Rakim is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Eric B. & Rakim Hip hop music, Jazz rap Old-school hip hop

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Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Rappers
Ghostface Killah Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop