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EDITORS’ NOTES

In the more than four decades since Kool Herc birthed breakbeats amid the ruins of the South Bronx, a lot has changed: New York has become one of America's safest, shiniest cities, and Atlanta has snatched its crown as rap's capital. But after years of struggling to rediscover cultural and commercial relevance, New York hip-hop is getting its Yankee-hat swagger back—often by looking to other regions for inspiration rather than trying to re-create its own boom-bap glory days. MCs from Bronx breakthrough Cardi B to Brooklyn's Flipp Dinero are repurposing Southern trap beats and flows; Harlem's A$AP Rocky is collaborating with London grime star Skepta; Chicago's nihilistic drill sound has influenced Young M.A. and birthed a rowdy Central Brooklyn underground scene. Check out this playlist featuring the latest wave of hip-hop artists from the New York metro area (hi, New Jersey). Our editors regularly update this—if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the more than four decades since Kool Herc birthed breakbeats amid the ruins of the South Bronx, a lot has changed: New York has become one of America's safest, shiniest cities, and Atlanta has snatched its crown as rap's capital. But after years of struggling to rediscover cultural and commercial relevance, New York hip-hop is getting its Yankee-hat swagger back—often by looking to other regions for inspiration rather than trying to re-create its own boom-bap glory days. MCs from Bronx breakthrough Cardi B to Brooklyn's Flipp Dinero are repurposing Southern trap beats and flows; Harlem's A$AP Rocky is collaborating with London grime star Skepta; Chicago's nihilistic drill sound has influenced Young M.A. and birthed a rowdy Central Brooklyn underground scene. Check out this playlist featuring the latest wave of hip-hop artists from the New York metro area (hi, New Jersey). Our editors regularly update this—if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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