1 Notorious B.I.G.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...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.
Rekt. Good game, Biggie. You won that. - Ice-T
He is still the king! No one has got the flow, lyrical ability, and straight up balls to hold the crown except for B.I.G. R.I.P. GOAT.
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. 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
rip jay z
William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. He was born on January 28, 1968.
Walking on water? nah, neither the Jesus. - Ice-T
Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.
5 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.
The best East Coast rapper
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.
7 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
8 Kool Keith
Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970.
Should be top ten
10 LL Cool J
James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J, Is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
11 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.
12 Mos Def
Yasiin Bey, best known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1961 - April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru, was an American rapper, producer and actor. He was a member of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in Roxbury, Boston.
14 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
You already know you my #1 pick... Peace, Love, and Blessings
The King of Paper Chasin he is the best of New York
16 Joey Badass
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
17 Method Man
Clifford Smith, better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman.
18 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 on February 19, 1978
He was born in Peru, but raised in New York - KrazzyMadd
Should be in top ten
19 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
20 Russell (From the Gorillaz)
21 Mobb Deep
Mobb Deep was an American hip hop music duo from Queensbridge Houses, New York. The group consisted of Havoc and Prodigy, and were a hardcore East Coast hip hop group.
50 over mob deep..smh...that's retarted
22 A$AP Rocky
Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.
Jason Terrance Phillips (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is known for being a member of the group The Lox, as well as being a member of the Ruff Ryders collective and for his solo work. His first solo album, Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, ...read more.
One of the most consistent rappers of all time, dropping lyrical bombs and always hot bars, I think Jadakiss should easily be in at least Top 5.
24 Jeru The Damaja
25 Boot Camp Clik
26 De La Soul
27 Heltah Skeltah
28 Black Moon
29 Boot Camp
30 Smif n Wessun
Why does everyone forget about him?
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
33 Erick Sermon
34 Biz Markie
35 Chuck D
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer.
36 Kool G Rap
Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage name Kool G Rap is an American rapper from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City.
37 Big Daddy Kane
Antonio Hardy, better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
Should be 1st!
38 A$AP Ferg
39 Cardi B
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter and television personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York City,
40 Busta Rhymes
Trevor George Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer and record executive.
41 Fat Joe
Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York.
42 Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and actor best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights.
43 Nicki Minaj
Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". ...read more.