Rumors of New York City rap’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Don’t let people like Trinidad James fool you — there are a plethora of dope acts emerging from the five boroughs and the music scene there couldn’t be more exciting or diverse.

From Pro Era to A$AP Mob, the new generation of New York rappers are bringing new styles that borrow from the past, but also include new perspectives and fresh musical approaches.

While you may already know about Big Apple representatives like A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies, Musicto represent New York has even more rap acts you’ll need to keep your eye on. We know the artists we’re highlighting have already done a wealth of work on their own over the last few years, and will only take their career to new heights in the coming year. Check out MusicTo Represent Ny to hear all the latest underground acts trying to make it the Big leagues.

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About the Curator: Doran Nelson

Doran Nelson - Musicto Curator

Doran Nelson Hailing from the Bronx, New York, upon hearing his first rap record, it was love at first listen. At a time when hip hop was still young, fresh and new he began DJing. Initially Inf began blending his father’s soul records with hip hop instrumentals purchased from the local record stores that his pocket change had become so familiar with. Now, amongst a neighbourhood following and growing demand, his freestyle mixes suddenly became valued. Spinning heads as well as records, before he knew it, Inf found himself hosting block parties, school dances, talent shows and as he proclaims “wherever there were people and music…so was I.” 

Naturally,Doran's appreciation for authentic HipHop music has him in the mix of a lot of tastemakers depending on his distinctive taste for up & coming artist. Today Doran is a dj over at www.dtfradio with partner and friend named Doggie Diamonds Tv which airs live every Wednesday night 7-9pm via tunein app under DTF RADIO.