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New York hip-hop has been on a come up these last couple of years thanks to a number of young MC's holding it down for The Empire State. Along with the dope music, the new breed of New York rappers are bringing a unique look they each develop to express themselves and the music they represent. For example, the creativity and overall aesthetic of A$AP Rocky's style is what distinguishes him from the rest of the rappers. Besides New York being the birthplace of hip-hop, it's always been known as a trendsetting state when it comes to fashion in urban culture. With a wave of new artist's creating a buzz musically and fashion wise we rounded out the 12 most stylish New York rappers under 30.

The 12 Most Stylish New York Rappers 30 And Under

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With the exception of Prince and Bob Dylan, Minnesota is seldom mentioned as a hotbed of musical talent. But quietly, the land of 10,000 lakes has boasted one of the most venerable duos in hip-hop in recent memory. Since the release of their first official album, Overcast!, in 1997, MC Sean "Slug" Daley and producer Anthony "Ant" Davis have built one of the most loyal followings in a genre where even the most skilled artists are not guaranteed lasting relevance.

Now, with their eight official full-length studio album, Southsiders dropping earlier this month, the Rhymesayers originators celebrated more than two decades of making music together. And while they will probably never be pop icons, the fact that they can sell out a show at The Palladium in Hollywood in less than a day is a true testament to the type of success every MC should strive for.

With their album making waves in the indie community, XXL spoke with Slug about longevity in the game, their single "Kanye West" and why he fears for his son wanting to be a musician. —Jake Rohn

Atmosphere’s Slug On The Heartbreaking Life Of A Musician

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Meek Mill

Song Title: "Won't Stop"
Lyric: "No navigation, I'm just driving on the road for/Billion dollar lifestyle 'til they turn my lights down"


Meek Mill Previews ‘Scarface’ Track Featuring Jay Z, Nas and Nipsey Hu$$le

Meek Mill is fully focused on his sophomore endeavor. After crafting possibly a game-changer with his "Dreams & Nightmare Intro," at least in the eyes of Drake, Meek is now trying to up the ante this time around. He...

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Mariah Carey Debuts New Single Featuring Wale On ‘The Today Show’

Wale got to share the stage with Mariah Carey this morning when they performed a new single on The Today Show. The diva joined the morning program to kick off its 2014 concert series and enlisting the help off the MMG rapper to debut their collaboration “You Don’t Know what to Do,” which will appear Carey’s upcoming album...

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