When New York Ruled Hip Hop: Instagram Throwbacks

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  • Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Kool G Rap, Doug E. Fresh,
  • LL Cool J, Russell Simmons
  • LL Cool J, EPMD, Parish Smith, Erick Sermon
  • Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Erick Sermon, EPMD
  • Busta Rhymes, Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Erick Sermon, EPMD
  • Erick Sermon, EPMD, Jay Z, Keith Murray Foxy Brown, Mark Pitts, Don Pooh
  • Run-DMC, Russell Simmons
  • Run-DMC, Rev Run
  • Slick Rick
  • Nice & Smooth, Kid, Play, Q-Tip, Fat Joe
  • A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg Ali Shaheed Muhammad
  • Public Enemy, Flavor Flav, Chuck D, Salt, Pepa, Kid, Play, Slick Rick
  • Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Public Enemy
  • DJ Premier, KRS-One, Smif N Wessun
  • Ms. Melodie, KRS-One, D-Nice, B.D.P.
  • Freddie Foxxx, LL Cool J. KRS-One
  • Da La Soul, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet
  • MC Lyte, Audio Two
  • Irv Gotti, DMX, Ja Rule, Jay Z
  • Salt, Pepa,DJ Spinderella, Kid, Play
  • DMX, Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Beanie Sigel, Jay Z

Big Daddy Kane, @officialbigdaddykane

There once was a time when New York hip hop dominated the airwaves from coast to coast and there wasn't any talk of "I'm bringing New York back" because it was entrenched atop the map.

All things may come to an end (or, as Questlove might say, become "contagious"), but thanks to the Internet, we'll always have these memories. Let's take a look back to when The Big Apple reigned supreme, like in this pic of smooth operators Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and Doug E. Fresh.

(Photo: Big Daddy Kane via Instagram)

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