Birthplace of rap and home of the 5 Boroughs (Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island) and easily the best city in the U.S.
The best city in the whole damn U.S., and maybe in the world
A rapper from Harlem that made some good songs, like 'Casualties of A Dice Game' or 'Da Graveyard' or 'M.V.P.'. Sadly, he got shot up before most people could hear about him
Big L shits on most rappers out now.
a place where plenty of shit goes down like gangbangin, drug dealin, killin, a place where you wouldnt want to be
South Central LA, South Bronx, Queensbridge, Southside Houston, Brooklyn, parts of Queens, Philly, etc.
A rap group from philly thats made up of Vinnie Paz/Ikon the Verbal Hologram,and Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind. Vinnie raps and Stoupe produces and they got a sci-fi style to their music.
The math, kings of light departed in wrath/So where you gonna stand when the Elohim return/Seven great stages throughout the ages say you burn/It's my turn to shine/I redefine the crystalline-biological structures, implanted in your mind/So I find the deaf, dumb and blind/And bless 'em with science, and leave the blind ones behind
also known as Primo, this is the best DJ behind the boards ever. makes rough ass in your face style beats, better than most producers out now. can you believe theres people that never heard of him though?
Some good primo beats are:
N.Y. State of Mind- Nas
Boom- Royce Da 5'9"
The Sixth Sense- Common
The most savage MC to ever grapple a mic. The 2nd Round Knockout King himself. So brutal he even got Mike Tyson to make an intro to his song.
critics attempt to follow a trend/today they call me a Charlotten but tomorrow I will be a God of men
A really good lyricist with good flow and breath control. Set the bar for a good LP when he dropped Illmatic, probably the best rap CD of all time. Fell back slightly when he dropped It Was Written in '96, but it still had some good songs. Nastradamus kinda sucked too, but Nasty Nas made a comeback with Stillmatic and God's Son. Then he went on 2004 to drop Street's Disciple, his first double disc CD. Yeah, and he shut Jay-Z down too.
Some good Nas songs are:
'N.Y. State of Mind', 'I Gave You Power', 'Memory Lane', etc.