9. Chris Rivers & Big Pun
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An underground rapper from NYC making a lot of noise in the past two years is the Bronx upstart, Chris Rivers. He has a raw and ferocious style and has already been cosigned by rap heroes like The L.O.X. and Joell Ortiz. The important thing to note about Chris Rivers is that he is the son of the deceased super-lyrical rapper, Big Pun. For those who don’t know, Big Pun was the first Latin rapper ever to have a platinum selling album.