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Rappers Who Have Claimed To Be “King Of New York”

Kendrick Lamar


“The thrill is gone, the Black Frank White/Is here to excite and throw dick to dykes” – The Notorious B.I.G. “The What” (1994)

“Scarface, King of New York, I want to be it.” – The Notorious B.I.G. on “Respect” (1994)

“The king of New York! Lays his crown in the Boogie Down” – Big Punisher on”The Dream Shatter” (1998)

“There’s more shit than wanting to be this King of New York shit” – Nas on “Last Real Nigga Alive” (2002)

“Let’s get this shit clear lil’ nigga, I run New York”  – 50 Cent on “I Run New York” – (2005)

“I’m New York’s king/ I’m New York’s hardest nigga” – Jadakiss on Game’s “One Blood (Remix)” – (2006)

“(I will be) The King Of New York (I will be New York/Not only N.Y.C. I’m hip hop’s savior (Yeah)” – Jay Z on “Kingdom Come” (2006)

“Uncle Murda coming for the motherfucking throne/Listen, you could call me the king of New York/You can’t front, I’m doing my thing” – Uncle Murder On Kanye West’s”Can’t Tell Me Nothing (R.O.C. Remix)” (2007)

“My offense is mean/In New York, I’m the king” – Papoose on “Get Money, Stay True” (2012)

“We chillin on Mars, the kings of New York” – Ala Sole of Pro Era on “Bun N Cheese” (2012)

I’m Makaveli’s offspring/I’m the King of New York” – Kendrick Lamar on Big Sean’s “Control” (2013)

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