Best NYC Battle Rappers

Published: March 31, 2014

Here is a list of my favorite NYC Battle Rappers of the past few years. The list I generated is soley based off of my own opinion. Attributes like ticket sales at events, online views, street buzz and most of all lyrics are all taken into consideration. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Loaded Lux

    Loaded Lux is considered by some to be one of the founding fathers of the battle rap culture. Lux made his first debut on the early SMACK D.V.D's and later went on to be inducted into 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame. With a uncanny delivery and sharp lyricism rest assure any one he faces on a battle stage is going to "Get That Work!"

  2. Charlie Clips

    Charlie Clips is probably one of my favorite battlers to watch. In 2013 alone he completed over a dozen live battles all across the world. Most known for his "Guess What Room I'm In?" scheme and his "Sike I Lied" line you could be sure Clips will put on a show every performance. With dope schemes and excellent wordplay Clips is one of the top battlers to watch in 2014.

  3. Hollow Da Don

    Hollow Da Don is one of those battlers that grow on you at a alarming rate. Also inducted into 106 & Park's Freestye Friday Hall of Fame, Hollow is becoming a fan favorite in the eyes of today's youth. Most known for his unorthodox style and delivery as well as his hilarious sense of humor, Hollow is a battler that should not be taken lightly. "Ya Snooow Thaaat!"

  4. Conceited

    Conceited started off as a text battler on and later went on to perform on Grindtime and Url. Most known for his witty punchlines and uncanny name flips, Con is considered by some to be one of the best to ever do it. With many historic battles under his belt he went on to join the cast of MTV2 Wild N' Out show hosted by Nick Cannon. At this pace it doesn't seem like Conceited will ever "Slow It Down!"

  5. Cortez

    Cortez is one of those battlers that tries his best to always put on great show. With his energetic style and delivery mixed with wordplay and punchlines, Cortez seem to be one of the few battlers that perform well in all categories. Many might debate if he should be on this list at all, but in my opinion it wouldn't be a "Best Of" list without him. You could bet this Brooklynite will be around for years to come, as long as he continues to make that "Top Tier Money!"

In conclusion you might not agree 100% with the list that I generated but like I said before it's soley based on my own opinion. The battle rap culture will continue to grow and generate new fans as well as new battlers that will take the stage to entertain the fans. If your anything like me you can't wait to see what 2014 has in store.