Thanks to legends like JAY-Z, Nas, Wu-Tang, and Biggie, there's a classic golden age era sound that casual music fans associate with New York City rap. Over the past years, the impact of the internet and the celebrated diversity of NYC has wiped out any stereotypes and opened up doors for all kinds of hip-hop, ranging from hyper aggressive 6IX9INE to radio-ready Rich The Kid and emerging superstar Cardi B.

Recently, hubs like Atlanta and Florida have established themselves as a breeding ground for rap potential, but New York City is brimming with rising talent, and it's not restricted to any signature style. Here are 11 up-and-comers that showcase New York's diverse new wave of hip-hop.

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