I'm not so sure that they're dictating the sound of NY just yet. I suppose you'd know better than me since I haven't lived there in years now. But from the majority of music I hear coming from NY rappers, it doesn't sound very NY at all. In fact, I hear dudes even mimicking accents and inflections from other regions. And it doesn't sound like they're following suit with the other dudes you mentioned. I think the guys you mentioned are in the minority as far as influence still. I'll look up some of the other cats you mentioned though. Thanks.
Bruh is there any besides IHOP, CVS, and WalgreensI've been between NYC and Nassau County for the past several years thats the only reason I comment. I'll move to the city for sure when im done with school. Boston needs to step its diversification and entertainment up, people stick to their neighborhoods in Boston a lot more than New Yorkers do. I always love Boston for the house partys and basement concerts but outta towners don't see that side. Not enough 24hr shit in Boston either.^Nobody from Boston is allowed to post in here.
Nah just playing, I like Boston. It's aight. I mean, I'm not in love with it, but it's not bad. There are things to do. But of those things to do, NY just does it better IMO.
Everything Kbos said is pretty true about cost of living and all that, but NY is still where it's at as far as pretty much everything that Boston does. Food, entertainment, shopping, parties. But NY and Boston cultures are different. Boston does the preppy lifestyle thing much better.
If you like a slower pace and cleaner streets, Boston is cool.
Though being a true Bostonian there is a lot of things I like. I like going into the woods and going to the mountains. You can ski and snowboard less than 30 mins from Boston. You don't get that effect in NYC. We resort to raging house/dorm parties. And constantly have a huge mix of bitches due to colleges. Then I love how exclusive some shit is. When you go to NY everyone will list out the places you must shop/eat at. Boston is the true place for hole in the wall joints. Everytime I go to NYC I worry about where the fcuk I'm eating at. In Boston mostly everyone has something good just gotta figure it out. We care about being clean opposed to NYC streets. I love New York, I really do but I prefer my city anyday (yall get it popping with them late night clubs tho).