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Top 30 New York Rappers: 2022’s Best Rappers from New York City

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Top Rappers from New York City

List of the Best New York Rappers

The birthplace and the one and only true mecca of hip hop had fallen from its once dominant presence in rap as New York rappers have for long been overshadowed by southern hip hop.  With hip hop emerging during the late 1970s, the 1980s was the era that hip hop music began to build its foundation, first on the streets of New York City, and later spreading across America, eventually across the world.

It has been said that during the summer of 1973, along Sedgewick Avenue in the South Bronx, a local teenager by the name of DJ Kool Herc was asked to provide entertainment for a local neighborhood party.  As history would have it, hip hop was born on that day.  In its early days hip-hop would include MCs, DJs, graffiti artists, and break-dancers, all forms that were very popular through the 1970s and 1980s, or at least until gangster rap took over.

The 1980s was the true rise of hip hop as rappers from New York like Kurtis Blow, Slick Rick, Run DMC, Rakim, LL Cool J, KRS-One, and numerous others began their careers.  While the 1980s started the popularity of hip-hop, the 1990s was the golden era for rap music.  The  1990s would become the area of all-time greats, artists like Jay-Z, Nas, Notorious BIG, Wu-Tang, DMX, Kool G Rap, Big L, and many more representing all five boroughs of New York, as well sections of North Jersey, Westchester County, and Long Island.

The 2000s was the beginning of the end for New York rappers.  While rappers from New York started off strong during the 2000s with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella, DMX and the Ruff Ryders, Cam’ron and the Diplomats, Nas continuing his success, and 50 Cent’s introduction with the classic album Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Eventually, the south would takeover hip hop and rap music.

Today is a new era for New York rappers as a large roster of top rappers from New York have once again created a booming rap scene that is soon to repeat its reign over the rap game.  While there are familiar faces to New York’s hip hop scene, like Jadakiss, Fabolous, Nas, 50 Cent, and Styles P, that still have a strong presence and following, there are dozens of new New York rappers that are bringing the title rightfully back to the city.  From New York drill artists to the more mainstream rap artists, New York is officially back as the leader of hip hop as the list below showcases today’s generation of top New York rappers.




Top 30 New York Rappers

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1. Nicki Minaj
Follow on Instagram: @Nicki Minaj and watch on Youtube: Nicki Minaj

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2. Cardi B 
Follow on Instagram: @Cardi B and watch on Youtube: Cardi B

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3. Pop Smoke
Follow on Instagram: @Pop Smoke and watch on Youtube: Pop Smoke

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4. Lil TJay
Follow on Instagram: @Lil TJay and watch on Youtube: Lil TJay

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5. French Montana
Follow on Instagram: @French Montana and watch on Youtube: French Montana

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6. A Boogie wit da Hoodie
Follow on Instagram: @A Boogie wit da Hoodie and watch on Youtube: A Boogie wit da Hoodie

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7. Fivio Foreign
Follow on Instagram: @Fivio Foreign and watch on Youtube: Fivio Foreign

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8. Lil Tecca
Follow on Instagram: @Lil Tecca and watch on Youtube: Lil Tecca

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9. Sleepy Hallow
Follow on Instagram: @Sleepy Hallow and watch on Youtube: Sleepy Hallow

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10. ASAP Ferg
Follow on Instagram: @ASAP Ferg and watch on Youtube: ASAP Ferg

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11. Bobby Shmurda
Follow on Instagram: @Bobby Shmurda and watch on Youtube: Bobby Shmurda

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12. Sheff G
Follow on Instagram: @Sheff G and watch on Youtube: Sheff G

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13. Young M.A
Follow on Instagram: @Young M.A and watch on Youtube: Young M.A

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14. J.I.
Follow on Instagram: @J.I. and watch on Youtube: J.I.

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15. Dave East
Follow on Instagram: @Dave East and watch on Youtube: Dave East

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16. Joey Badass
Follow on Instagram: @Joey Badass and watch on Youtube: Joey Badass

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17. Kay Flock
Follow on Instagram: @Kay Flock and watch on Youtube: Kay Flock

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18. Rich the Kid
Follow on Instagram: @Rich the Kid and watch on Youtube: Rich the Kid

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19. Dusty Locane
Follow on Instagram: @Dusty Locane and watch on Youtube: Dusty Locane

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20. Rowdy Rebel
Follow on Instagram: @Rowdy Rebel and watch on Youtube: Rowdy Rebel

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21. Flipp Dinero
Follow on Instagram: @Flipp Dinero and watch on Youtube: Flipp Dinero

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22. Dream Doll 
Follow on Instagram: @Dream Doll and watch on Youtube: Dream Doll

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23. Sheck Wes
Follow on Instagram: @Sheck Wes and watch on Youtube: Sheck Wes

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24. 22 Gz
Follow on Instagram: @22 Gz and watch on Youtube: 22 Gz

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25. Stunna Gambino
Follow on Instagram: @Stunnqa Gambino and watch on Youtube: Stunna Gambino

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26. Ron Suno
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27. Jay Critch
Follow on Instagram: @Jay Critch and watch on Youtube: Jay Critch

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28. Rah Swish
Follow on Instagram: @Rah Swish and watch on Youtube: Rah Swish

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29. Don Q 
Follow on Instagram: @Don Q and watch on Youtube: Don Q

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30. Eli Fross 
Follow on Instagram: @Eli Fross and watch on Youtube: Eli Fross




Honorable Mention Rappers from New York

Nebu Kiniza Instagram: @Nebu Kiniza and Youtube: Nebu Kiniza

Bizzy Banks Instagram: @Bizzy Banks and Youtube: Bizzy Banks

Justin Rarri Instagram: Justin Rarri and Youtube: Justin Rarri

Melvoni Instagram: @Melvoni and Youtube: Melvoni

Edot Baby Instagram: @Edot Baby and Youtube: Edot Baby

Jay Gwuapo Instagram: @Jay Gwuapo and Youtube: Jay Gwuapo

Smoove’L Instagram: @Smoove’L and Youtube: Smoove’L

26AR Instagram: @26AR and Youtube: 26AR

Coach Da Ghost Instagram: @CoachDaGhost and Youtube: CoachdaGhost

Smooky MarGielaa Instagram: @Smooky MarGielaa and Youtube: Smooky MarGielaa

Curly Savv Instagram: @Curly Savv and Youtube: Curly Savv

Leeky G Bando Instagram: @Leeky G Bando and Youtube: Leeky G Bando

MAx Tha Demon Instagram: @MaxThaDemon and Youtube: MaxTheDemon

quelly woo Instagram: @quelly woo and Youtube: quelly woo

kha structure Instagram: @kha structure and Youtube: kha structure

Ciggy Blacc Instagram: @Ciggy Blacc and Youtube: Ciggy Blacc

R.I.P

Pop Smoke   |   Nick Blixky

Fred the Godson   |   Kiing Shooter

KJ Balla

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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, and most recent views are near the top.

*If any artists are missing from the list email media@kulturevulturez.com