How It Was: New York rap was pretty much dead back in 2008. Save for Jay-Z, most of the most popular rap music wasn't coming out of the Big Apple.
How It Is Now: The Waka Flockas of the world are still around making music, but NYC finally has a few new fresh faces like Joell Ortiz and Maino holding things down for the birthplace of hip-hop. It's a start!
What P Needs to Know: You can be a New York rapper not named Jay-Z and get some love on the radio again! Provided, of course, you've got a hit on your hands. Time to hit the studio again, P!