The New New: 15 New York Rappers You Should Know

PhonyPPL

Phony Ppl
Borough: Brooklyn
Twitter: @PhonyPpl
Notable song: “nothinG special”
Sounds like: A more contemplative early-days Tribe, with a live backing band.
Why you need to know them: A friend was putting together a show two years ago at a 21+ venue and tried to get Phony Ppl involved, but they were too young to get in. That’s how young these kids are, and yet, they have a really impressive collection of songs that showcase their introspective wisdom over live-instrumented boom-bap. “nothinG special” might be the most poignant song about being a young dude in a relationship ever, accented by its heartbreaking hook, “Shit is fucked up, you look up to people you trust/Then you find out, they wasn’t who you thought they was.”

  • Uptown

    stop dickriding Joey Badass. ASAP Rocky has had a bigger impact and is more important that Joey and his crew and its not even debatable

    • SearchingCurious

      Joey Badass is a better rapper. Rocky has just been more successful. People sometimes think that success always mean greatness when that isn’t the case. Its the same way there’s a lot of better street ballers that are better than some of the basketball players that made it.

  • phyuck yiu

    ratking is a bunch of rich kids from the upper west side NOT harlem

  • Sowhat

    dominiclord is garbage, good thing he was kicked out of ASAP

  • d

    dymez a duzin is apart of phony ppl jesus crust

  • http://twitter.com/seanwiggins Sean E. Wiggins

    This list is stupid. 90% rappers niggas never even heard of…..Where’s 360 and Chinx Drugs from Queens? Where’s Denzil Porter from the Bronx? Get it together XXL.

    • Chris the Biochemist

      Did you even scroll through the list? Chinx Drugs is on it.

  • http://twitter.com/seanwiggins Sean E. Wiggins

    My bad, Chinz Drugz is there.

  • JC

    Lol when i saw than nigga black dave picture I said “Damn, is that Dave Chappelle?” then I scroll down n dude name’s actually Dave! ahaha!

  • Jones Markie

    List is horrible where’s Paperkav ?

    • swank

      square off should be on this list.

  • concerned

    a handful of the rappers on here are genuinely talented, but otherwise this doesnt reflect the reality of nyc hip hop. it reflects the reality of internet hype…

  • that ill matic

    this list is kinda garbage. pro era, flatbrush zombies, and underacheivers are nice. that kid perion was pretty good but the rest arent what you say they are

  • ThaNewKid

    Where is Ground Up Gang on this list?

  • Mars.Hi

    Aaron Cohen and ICK, Kyle Rapps too!

  • #BasedRod

    All I smell is hating ass niggehs, this is just a list of niggehs you should know just because you know them doesnt make them any less TUFF!! HATIN ASS NIGGEHS HATIN ASS NIGGEHS ALL YOU DO IS HATE YOU HATIN ASS NIGGEHS P.S JoeyBad is out here GETTIN IT!!!!

  • Scram Jones

    Shakey list, most of the people on this list have been on this list before. Go harder and find some newer rawer talent.

  • Alphonse

    Ummm Worlds Fair and Lakutis

  • stoopsancho

    YOU GOTTA PUT THE STOOP BOYZ ON THIS, ESPECIALLY WITH THIS NEW TAPE COMING SOON.. CHECK OUT NORMAL DAY – STOOP BOYZ ON YOUTUBE!

  • http://twitter.com/DreDaDon_ __(._.)_ ̄ˍ ̄╰_╯

    No Roc Marciano No Action Bronson No Mayhem Lauren No Smoke Dza that white kid that sound like Eminem is fuckin nasty tho

  • jester

    no emilio rojas but yo got troy ave whos been around just along

    • Tony Broyld

      Emilio Rojas is from upstate NY

  • Rashon

    WHAT ABOUT FRED PHAROAH + BLEU DOPE ?? THEY NEED TO STOP FEATURING THE SAME CONTENT

  • http://twitter.com/ezeeeyyy KING aka EZE

    Where the fuck Meatloaf Muzik

  • queenskid

    the flatbush zombies aren’t even close to being horrorcore

  • srucker

    TROY AVE IS FUCKING LAME AND HE SOUND SLOW

  • Dozen

    This bunch of bums are who’s next for the east coast? I fell sorry for yall. And what’s with these kids dikkriding the 90′s when half of them weren’t old enough to remember anything about it? You never saw my generation repping the 80′s, lol wtf. And let’s not get on this fake ass multiculturalism, token white boy in the crew and latina/white chick in the video…the US is so post-racial now, whoo whoo…#swag. GTFOH

    • staynoided

      You’d rather have more aspie trap rappers over 90′s inspired newcomers who can actually spit? If you’re going to act like an elitist backpack rap cunt at least learn proper english. Only a faggot would complain about multiculturalism in hip hop. Lay off the crack pipe.

  • brrrrr

    glad to see dymez on here

  • swank

    where is square off from harlem

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Kriese/679741033 Josh Kriese

    Perrion is nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheOGstephen Stephen Leith

    indigos only

  • fuck your feelings

    this Vinnie Chase shit is fuckin wack, this aint no fuckin NY shit, fuck outta here with that shit.

  • rizo

    If you aint heard Ka from brownsville bk, you aint heard shit. All my real G’s PLEEEZE youtube/google brownsville ka right now.

  • yaboi

    sooooooo…. wheres dillon cooper?

    • Chad Evert

      soo happy you posted this

  • Steve

    Damn wiki went to my school. That shits crazy

  • iLL1

    You can’t mention Jersey without bringin up the
    Yacht Club – Get That Paper (Official Video)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STtQb8mZin8

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