The golden era of NY was in the 80's, NY in the 90's was Wu-Tang featuring Mobb Deep and Illmatic

Most artists stuck to a sound and ran with it but RZA always worked on something fresh with each release until there was literally nothing to do.

Wu Tang releases don't even get props from their own stans lol just look at The W and Iron Flag, those went straight over the head of Wu fans but in 2013 they cry out for 1 last trip to 97 lol