While the “has New York fallen off” debate resurfaces on Twitter on a weekly basis, new comers like Justine Skye, Young M.A. and Dave East (whose latest project Kairi Chanel netted 5.8 million views its debut week) are collectively proving that the concrete jungle is still producing beasts in every genre. New York Artists still exists and are killing it, you may not be paying attention.
If you’re one of those that have lost faith in New York’s talent, we’re putting you on to the seven artists you should absolutely have on your radar. From the Brooklyn bred L.A., to the punchline prince Oswin Benjamin, we’ve rounded up just a few names for a playlist that’ll put you on and make you a fan.
If you’ve been sleeping, wake up and press play and enjoy the New York Artists to watch below.