There was once a time in hip hop where New York was the unstoppable force as far as talent and style, and they made sure the world knew it. Whether it was from their fashion choices, to their attitudes, to even their rhymes, rap was either influenced by New York, or made sure to include them in the culture in whatever ways they could. While today, the city is still finding its newer identity, we can’t help but reflect on some of the most stereotypical New York moments to occur in hip hop, and trust us, there are some true gems.
Check out most stereotypical New York moments in hip hop on the following pages.
When JAY Z made “the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can”
He’s not lying, though.
When Cam’ron was unafraid to rock all pink everything
Who else but a New York rapper would take this kind of a risk with fashion in hip hop?