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List of people from New York (state)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The following is a list of prominent people who were born in/lived in or around the U.S. state of New York, or for whom New York is a significant part of their identity.

Government and politics


Vice presidents




Other politicians

First Ladies


Film, television, theater, and dance

Comedians, entertainers, and humorists

Singers and instrumentalists


  • 2Pac (1971–1996), rapper, record producer, actor, and poet
  • 50 Cent (born 1975), rapper, actor, businessman, and actor
  • ASAP Rocky (born 1988), rapper, record producer, director, actor, and model
  • Beastie Boys (1979–2014), hip hop/hardcore punk band
  • Big L (1974–1999), hip-hop recording artist
  • Busta Rhymes (born 1972), hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer, and record executive
  • Cam'ron (born 1976), rapper, actor, and entrepreneur
  • Sean Combs (born 1969), rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur (also known as "P. Diddy", "Puff Daddy", or "Diddy")
  • Desiigner (born 1997), rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor
  • DMX (1970–2021), rapper, record producer, and actor
  • Jay-Z (born 1969), rapper, businessman, investor, and actor
  • Jim Jones (1931–1978), hip-hop recording artist
  • MC Jin, rapper and actor
  • KRS-One (born 1965), rapper and occasional producer
  • Lil' Kim (born 1975), rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress
  • LL Cool J (born 1968), rapper, actor, and host of Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle
  • Matisyahu (1979), rapper, reggae vocalist, beatboxer, and alternative rock musician
  • MF Doom (born 1971), rapper and record producer
  • Mobb Deep
  • Mos Def (born 1973), hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist
  • Nas (born 1973), hip hop recording artist, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur
  • The Notorious B.I.G. (1972–1997), rapper and actor (also known as "Biggie Smalls" or "Biggie")
  • Onyx
  • Post Malone (born 1995), rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer
  • Rakim (born 1968), rapper
  • Remedy (born Ross Filler in 1972), rapper
  • Run-DMC
  • Russ (born 1992), rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer
  • Juelz Santana (born 1982), rapper and actor
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Freaky Tah (1971–1999), rapper
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Adam Yauch (1964–2012), rapper, singer, musician, songwriter, director, and film distributor
  • 6ix9ine (born 1996), rapper, songwriter



Art, literature, journalism, and philosophy








Ice hockey



Other sports


Fashion, beauty, and modeling

Lawyers and jurists

Religious leaders

Science and medicine

Foreign-born New Yorkers

Infamous New Yorkers


See also


  1. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896. Marquis Who's Who. Chicago. 1963.
  2. ^ "Legislators Past & Present – John J. dewey". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  3. ^ "2019 UWVC VETERANS DAY PARADE – MEET THE GRAND MARSHALS". United War Veterans Council.
  4. ^ Livnat, Arie (December 16, 2010). "No. 1 WNBA Draft pick Sue Bird headed to Ramle". Haaretz. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "A Righteous Recipe for Longevity" - The New York Times
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Label overview: Jill Stuart". New York Magazine. 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  8. ^ Crankshaw, Ned (1993). "Changing Images at Shimer College" (PDF). Illinois Historical Journal. 86: 168. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 4, 2010.
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