Ask a native New Yorker what the state is notorious for and they’d likely brag about the food, Madison Square garden and incomparable music scene. It’s the only city that you can get a chopped cheese at 3 a.m. while catching a free, 5-stop J. Cole tour in one night at the most intimate of venues. As the West Coast battles for the title of the “best coast” and the Midwest ushers in a new age of talent, New York City is still the home of Hip Hop, and the stomping grounds to some of music’s most notorious super stars.
While the “has New York fallen off” debate resurfaces on Twitter on a weekly basis, new comers like Justine Skye, Young M.A. and Dave East (whose latest project Kairi Chanel netted 5.8 million views its debut week) are collectively proving that the concrete jungle is still producing beasts in every genre.
If you’re one of those that have lost faith in New York City’s talent, wake up and take a look at The Seven artists you should keep on your radar, from the city that never sleeps.