(AllHipHop News) Who wears the crown as the current King of New York? Artists from the new generation that are presently making waves out of NYC include Cardi B, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Joey Bada$$, Dave East, Don Q, Lil Tjay, Bas, Lil Tecca, and others.
Harlem's A$AP Mob can also make a claim to being the top dogs in "The City That Never Sleeps." One of the leading members of the collective spoke with Elliott Wilson for CRWN, and the rapper declared he is the true winner of the game of thrones.
"I don't feel like I should be [the face of New York Hip Hop], I feel like I am. I mean, who else is?" stated A$AP Ferg. "Who else is giving y'all consecutive hits? All my singles went platinum. Whenever somebody comes to New York City, they call me."
The "Plain Jane" hitmaker added, "I perform at [Madison Square Garden] every year about five times. I perform at the Barclays Center about ten times. Floor seats every time I've gone to a basketball game. I'm the King of New York."
Last year, Brooklyn neophyte Tekashi 6ix9ine lit a firestorm in the culture when he declared himself the King of New York City. Bronx rapstress Cardi B also faced some backlash when she proclaimed to be the King of New York on Lil Yachty's "Who Want The Smoke?” record.