A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 29, 2015
Cop Killa Queenz (Queens)

Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City; it has the largest area and the second-largest population. The rap nickname of Queens is “Cop Killa Queenz/Queens” (or just “Killa Queenz/Queens"), reflecting the high crime areas of Queens where many rappers live.

“Cop Killa Queenz” has been cited in print since at least 1998. “Killa Queens” has been printed on hats and shirts.


Wikipedia: Queens
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the western end of Long Island. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second-largest in population (behind Brooklyn), with a Census-estimated 2,321,580 residents in 2014, approximately 48% of them foreign-born. Queens County is also the second most populous county in New York State, behind neighboring Kings County, which is coterminous with the borough of Brooklyn. Queens is the fourth-most densely populated county among New York City’s boroughs, as well as in the United States; and if each New York City borough were an independent city, Queens would also be the nation’s fourth most populous city, after Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.

Rap Dictionary: Queens
noun
Queens aka Cop Killa Queenz
New York City borough. This area is filled with immigrants over 46% of immigrants are in Queens. Queens has a high crime rate with neighborhoods like Queensbridge Lefrak city Jamaica Far rock and other neighborhoods that has high crime rates. Several rappers from Queens include Ja Rule, Rakim, 50 cent, Mobb deep, Nas, Q-tip, LL Cool J, Lloyd Banks etc.

These is a great presence of Queens Gangs in many areas ranging from Crips,Bloods,Pirus,Latin Kings,etc. and Independant Street Gangs.

Google Groups: alt.rap
Tupac/ Like elvis/ Dead or Alive?
joseph fernandez
5/3/98
When I was younger People always used to say elvis was alive. I aint seen that mufucka yet. Tupac is gone why don’t yall stupid mufuckas let him rest in piece.

N.Y.C REPRAZENT
COP KILLA QUEENS IN DIS
MUFUCKA, NA MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!

Urban Dictionary
strong island
A nickname for Long Island, New York..Most areas in New YOrk have a nickname and Strong Island is the nickname for that area..
Brooklyn-B.K,Crooklyn,
Queens-Cop killa Queens,Q-boro
Long Island-Strong Island
Staten Island-Shaolin
Bronx-Bx,Boogie down

by Marceltheman January 13, 2007

Urban Dictionary
cop killa queenz
best borough in new york city, hands down.
kid from brooklyn - yo where u from
hot chick from queens - cop killa queenz, recognize, fool!

by snootch87 July 24, 2008

YouTube
Big Noyd, Prodigy, Infamous Mobb - Killa Queens
bigzype
Uploaded on Jul 29, 2008
Big Noyd, Prodigy, Infamous Mobb - Killa Queens
http://www.youtube.com/download_my_vi…
Music
“Queens Feat. Infamous Mobb” by Big Noyd (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • eMusic • iTunes)

NikeTalk Forums
NICKNAMES OF 5 BOROUGHS? - PAGE 3
MrDoeBoI
post #63 of 86
8/21/09 at 5:14pm
queens=cop killa queens,q-boro
brooklyn=crooklyn,brooknam
manhattan=money makin,uptown

Twitter
WebbGottiGang
‏@bis_cash135
Southside Jamaica cop killa Queenz is the town that I rep
9:43 AM - 6 Jun 2013

Twitter
✨Lyric
‏@EmpressLyric
A Queens Tribute🗽 by @LilRama_
“Cop Killa Queens”
https://soundcloud.com/lil-rama/queens-tribute
#RIPChinx #RIPTheLegends 🙏
4:05 PM - 25 Jun 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Monday, June 29, 2015 • Permalink