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.
Well said..i've been listening to dillon cooper, flatbush zombies, brown bag allstars, julius myth. Anyone who thinks NY fell off is obviously stuck behind trying to compare apples to oranges. There is nothing like New York period.You cant say you know what NY rap should sound like it being 90's shit. The rappers like Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$/Pro Era, The Underachievers, Flatbush Zombies, Black Dave, Dyme A Dozen Worlds Fair Nitty Scott etc etc are dictating what NY rappers sound like now. Not what people think NY rap should sound like.