The 24 Best New York Rappers of All Time

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and its birthplace, we've decided to rank the 24 best New York rappers of all time. New York City has been a pivotal hub in the hip-hop world, nurturing talents that have significantly shaped the genre. The New York rappers on this list have not only carved out their own niches but have also left irreversible marks on the culture and sound of rap. Here are the top 24 New York rappers of all time, each with their own unique contributions to the world of hip-hop.

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24. Fat Joe

23. Pop Smoke

22. Biz Markie

21. DMX

20. KRS-One

19. Cardi B

18. Joey Bada$$

17. Mos Def

16. Big Pun

15. Rakim

14. LL Cool J

13. A$AP Rocky

12. A Tribe Called Quest

11. Busta Rhymes

10. MF Doom

9. Cam'ron

8. Run-DMC

7. Big L

6. Mobb Deep

5. Wu-Tang Clan

4. 50 Cent

3. Nas

2. The Notorious B.I.G.

1. Jay-Z

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