No matter where you stand on the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry, there’s really no denying the whole scene started in New York City. My personal knowledge of rap music goes about as far as Kanye and Lil Wayne, neither of whom are from NYC. For those other novices out there, this NYC Map of Rappers by Cat and Girl is an awesome introduction to who and where some of the industry’s finest come from.
NYC Map of Rappers (Manhattan/Bronx)

NYC Map of Rappers (Brooklyn)