Rap Music

Top New York City Rappers

4 Mins read

Top Rappers from New York City

The birthplace and the one and only true mecca of Hip Hop by spearheading the world’s most highly imitated music genre has fallen from its once dominant presence as New York rappers have been for long overshadowed by southern hip hop.

From the 80s with the likes of Kurtis Blow, Slick Rick, Run DMC, Rakim, KRS-One and numerous others to the 90s with the rise of Jay-Z, Notorious BIG, Nas, Wu-Tang, and dozens of other artists the rap industry had no choice but to go through New York City.  While Roc-A-Fella and Ruff Ryders had much relevancy during the early 2000s, the spotlight on rappers from New York began to move to the south during the 2000s.

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 some familiar faces, like Jadakiss, Fabolous, 50 Cent, and Styles P, that still have a presence and a large following, there are dozens of new New York rappers that are bringing the title rightfully back to the city.




Top 30+ New York Rappers

1. Cardi B 
Follow on Instagram: @Cardi B and watch videos on Youtube: Cardi B

2. Nicki Minaj
Follow on Instagram: @Nicki Minaj and watch videos on Youtube: Nicki Minaj

3. French Montana
Follow on Instagram: @French Montana and watch videos on Youtube: French Montana

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

5. Lil TJay
Follow on Instagram: @Lil TJay and watch videos on Youtube: Lil TJay

6. ASAP Ferg
Follow on Instagram: @ASAP Ferg and watch videos on Youtube: ASAP Ferg

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

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

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

10. J.I.
Follow on Instagram: @J.I. and watch videos on Youtube: J.I.

11. Dave East
Follow on Instagram: @Dave East and watch videos on Youtube: Dave East

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

13. Flipp Dinero
Follow on Instagram: @Flipp Dinero and watch videos on Youtube: Flipp Dinero

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

15. Sheck Wes
Follow on Instagram: Sheck Wes and watch videos on Youtube: Sheck Wes

16. 22 Gz
Follow on Instagram: @22 Gz and watch videos on Youtube: 22 Gz

17. Joey Badass
Follow on Instagram: @Joey Badass and watch videos on Youtube: Joey Badass

18. Ron Suno
Follow on Instagram: Ron Suno and watch videos on Youtube: Ron Suno

19. Sleepy Hallow
Follow on Instagram: @Sleepy Hallow and watch videos on Youtube: Sleepy Hallow

20. Smoove’L
Follow on Instagram: @Smoove’L and watch videos on Youtube: Smoove’L

21. Dream Doll 
Follow on Instagram: @Dream Doll and watch videos on Youtube: Dream Doll

22. Jay Critch
Follow on Instagram: @Jay Critch and watch videos on Youtube: Jay Critch

23. Don Q 
Follow on Instagram: @Don Q and watch videos on Youtube: Don Q

24. Nebu Kiniza
Follow on Instagram: @Nebu Kiniza and watch videos on Youtube: Nebu Kiniza

25. Jay Gwuapo
Follow on Instagram: @Jay Gwuapo and watch videos on Youtube: Jay Gwuapo

26. Justin Rarri
Follow on Instagram: Justin Rarri and watch videos on Youtube: Justin Rarri

27. Bizzy Banks
Follow on Instagram: @Bizzy Banks and watch videos on Youtube: Bizzy Banks

28. Melvoni
Follow on Instagram: @Melvoni and watch videos on Youtube: Melvoni

29. Rah Swish
Follow on Instagram: @Rah Swish and watch videos on Youtube: Rah Swish

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




Honorable Mention Rappers from New York

 TJ Porter  |  Smooky MarGielaa

Stunna GambinoMaxThaDemon

CoachDaGhost  |  Curly Savv

Leeky G Bando  |  Ciggy Blacc

R.I.P’s

Pop Smoke   |   Nick Blixky

Fred the Godson   |   Kiing Shooter

KJ Balla

Top New York Rappers Related Topics:

1 Top Upstate New York Rappers

2 Top Chicago Rappers List

3 Top Female Rappers List

4 Top Atlanta Rappers List

*If any artists are missing from the list or should be added email media@kulturevulturez.com

*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the larger followers and subscribers, along with releasing the most recent music, being near the top.