Jay-Z is New York's number one rapper, according to "Time Out New York."
Hov beat out 49 of New York hip-hop's heaviest hitters to land at the top spot on the magazine's "50 Greatest NYC Hip-Hop Artists." Editors cited Jay's numerous collaborations with a variety of artists, including Notorious B.I.G., Coldplay, Kanye West and UGK as the reason he outranked all other hip-hoppers.
Right behind Jay was the Notorious B.I.G., followed by the group Public Enemy. The Wu-Tang Clan and Beastie Boys rounded out the top five. Other artists on the top 50 list include Run-D.M.C., Sean "Diddy" Combs, Nas, NIcki Minaj and Rakim. To check out the entire list visit Timeout.com/newyork.
The top ten rappers from "Time Out New York's" "50 Greatest NYC Hip-Hop Artists":
2. Notorious B.I.G.
3. Public Enemy
4. Wu-Tang Clan
5. Beastie Boys
7. Sean "Diddy" Combs
8. A Tribe Called Quest
9. Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel