Best Rappers From New York

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The Top Ten

1 Notorious B.I.G. Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

What the hell! Guru and Kanye West aren't even from New York! Anyways, Biggie will always be the king of New York and the the East Coast.

2 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.

Rapper's I monkey flip 'em with the funky rhythm I be kickin', musician inflictin' composition - 9713524179

The best lyricalist of all time and can paint a picture of his rap in your mind

3 Rakim Rakim
4 KRS-One KRS-One Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
5 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.

He's a rapper that has seen the streets and lived that life, its only helped him rise up and have Hit after Hit, and he doesn't rap about being a gangster like other rappers aka Boosie and Keef. Fun songs without any loss for musician ship

Another great rapper out of all rappers.50 Cent should be on top 3.

6 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.
7 Kool Keith Kool Keith
8 Big L Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

Easily better then the rest sorry yall L FOREVER

9 Black Moon
10 MF Doom MF Doom Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.

The Newcomers

? Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane Antonio Hardy, better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
? Kool G Rap Kool G Rap Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage name Kool G Rap is an American rapper from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City.

The Contenders

11 Guru
12 DL

You already know you my #1 pick... Peace, Love, and Blessings

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13 Big Pun Big Pun Christopher Lee Rios, better known by his stage name Big Pun, was an American rapper. Emerging from the underground hip hop scene in The Bronx borough of New York City, in the early 1990s, he was the first Latino rapper to have an album certified platinum as a solo act. ...read more.

Capital Punishment is straight Fire

14 DMX DMX V 1 Comment
15 Mobb Deep Mobb Deep
16 Boot Camp
17 Immortal Technique Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.

He was born in Peru, but raised in New York - KrazzyMadd

Should be in top ten

18 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

He's a Chicago kid but so good he deserves to be top 20 New York rappers

19 Russell (From the Gorillaz)
20 Joey Badass Joey Badass Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
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