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Top 12 Upstate New York Rappers (Syracuse, Rochester, & Buffalo Rappers)

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Top Upstate NY Rap

(Top Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, & Buffalo Rappers)

In the shadows of hip hop music of New York City is the rising hip hop scene of Upstate New York, which includes the likes of Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo rappers, along with artists from smaller cities throughout the state. Along Interstate 90, a four hour stretch from Albany to Buffalo, resides the heart of today’s representation of rappers from Upstate New York, producing some of hip-hop’s top artists of today.

Within these communities, communities like the East Side of Buffalo, the South Side of Syracuse, the Uptown section of Albany, or the North Side and West Side of Rochester, consists of dozens of talented rap artists. Within the large batch of talent emerges a handful of Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse rappers that have created an opportunity for themselves to be seen and heard outside of the state of New York.

While on the East Coast, Upstate New York’s rap scene has never received the attention truly deserved from the rest of the world as the likes of other East Coast cities, like Philadelphia or New York City, but if anyone enjoys listening to New York City’s hip hop scene then a Rochester NY rapper or an artist out of Albany should be worth checking out, especially as Buffalo rappers of Griselda Records have almost completely taken over the music industry.

With Griselda and Buffalo natives of Benny the Butcher, Westside Gunn, and Conway the Machine not only bringing the city of Buffalo into the spotlight, but they have brought the popularity of hidden art of hip-hop, whether it is true lyricism, the soulfulness of the genre, or the boom bap style of rap music.

While the Buffalo rappers have brought the roots of hip-hop back into music, along with 38 Spesh, Steve God Cooks, and Che Noir, artists like Scorey, Pardison Fontaine, and the recent rise of Armani Caesar that have become major contributors of the growth of today’s generation of rap music.

Top 12 Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo rappers

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1. Benny The Butcher (Buffalo, NY)
Follow on Instagram: @Benny The Butcher and watch on Youtube: Benny The Butcher

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2. Westside Gunn (Buffalo, NY)
Follow on Instagram: @WestSideGunn and watch on Youtube: Westside Gunn 

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3. Conway (Buffalo, NY)
 Follow on Instagram: @Conway The Machine and watch on Youtube: Conway the Machine

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4. Scorey (Syracuse, NY)
 Follow On Instagram: @Scorey and watch on Yotube: Scorey

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5. Pardison Fontaine (Newburgh, NY)
 Follow on Instagram: @Pardison Fontaine and watch on Youtube: Pardison Fontaine

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6. Armani Caesar (Buffalo, NY)
 follow on Instagram: @Armani Caesar and watch on Youtube: Armani Caesar

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7. 38 Spesh (Rochester, NY)
Follow on Instagram: @38 Spesh and watch on Youtube: 38 Spesh

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8. Rx Papi (Rochester, NY)
Follow on Instagram: @Rx Papi and watch on Youtube: Rx Papi

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9. Tottywat
 follow on Instagram: @Tottywat and watch on Youtube: Tottywat

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10. Steve God Cooks (Syracuse, NY)
 Follow on Instagram: @SteveGodCooks and watch on Youtube: Steve God Cooks

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11. Che Noir (Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY)
 Follow on Instagram: @Che Noir and watch on Youtube: Che Noir

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12. Elcamino (Buffalo, NY)
 Follow on Instagram: @Elcamino and watch on Youtube: Elcamino

Honorable Mention Upstate NY Rappers:

 Eto Instagram: @ETO and Youtube: Eto

RXKNephew Instagram: @RXKNephew and Youtube: RXKNephew

Jamal Gasol Instagram: @Jamal Gasol and Youtube: Jamal Gasol

Rigz Instagram: @Rigz and Youtube: Rigz

Lil Wes Instagram: @LilWes and Youtube: Lil Wes

Wiz Mack Instagram: @Wiz Mack and Youtube: Wiz Mack

Dini Instagram: @Dini and Youtube: Dini

Laflare 2x Instagram: @Laflare 2x and Youtube: Laflare 2x

Taj Billy Instagram: @Taj Billy and Youtube: Taj Billy

Lil Deebo Instagram: @Lil Deebo and Youtube: Lil Deebo

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

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