Written by Matt Welty (@MatthewJWelty)
New York City will forever be the heartbeat and birthplace of hip-hop, no matter how many regional stars put their city on the map. As NYC goes, so does the rest of the industry. However, the city doesn't provide a uniform standard for other also-rans to dilute and awkwardly reproduce. It's New York. Its rappers are as diverse as its neighborhoods, and equal parts well-dressed.
Each fragment of the city's hip-hop culture has a sartorial leader behind the sonic thumps. Do you like streetwear? Check the extra wearable styles of Joey Bada$$. How about the mature, tailored but cool look? Yasiin Bey is your new icon. Even if you're into high-end designer clothing or a stalwart of traditional hip-hop swagger, there's A$AP Rocky and Nas; a perfect contrast of where hip-hop is headed and where it has been. And both are super stylish, right now. Without further adieu, here are The 25 Most Stylish Rappers From NYC Right Now.