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Why not? This s like a great rap group
With Dr. Dre who was very good in rapping just as in producing, Ice Cube's well timed lyrical flow/rhymes which never failed. MC Ren very exotic and better than Tupac BEFORE Biggie &Tupac's rise (after N.W.A had disbanded) and Eazy E had the sound of the rarest (and equally engaging voice), I say this group swept all before them along side but NOT below Wu Tang. They inspired a 2 decades of cult followers. Way to go.
N.W.AV 109 Comments
No one can touch the Wu Tang Clan. They drop classic albums nearly every time and everyone in this group is a true emcee. When these 9 rappers spit together, their rhymes are just magic and create masterpieces such as Cream, Reunited, Triumph, the Mystery of Chessboxin, and Protect Ya Neck. No other rap group can claim to have the influence and the catalog to back it up within the hip-hop game as the Wu Tang has shown. Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Method Man, RZA, GZA, Masta Killah, and ODB(R.I.P. ) each can rhyme tight circles around these coward rappers today getting promotions such as Tyga and Wale. It wouldn't even be fair to compare the greatest rap group of all time to losers who couldn't even drop a good line if their lives depend on it. Not only do the Wu drop classic albums together, but they can drop masterful albums in their own solo careers as well. Like Ol Dirty Bastard said when he famously interrupted the Grammy Awards to speak the truth... ...more - SoulofTheLegends
Brought everybody from every genre of music together
How did D12 and G Unit and Outlawz get here... The Wu is definitely THE greatest hip hop group of all time. Their classic albums spawned classics. Just one of these albums would beat the whole discography of Lil Wane, G Unit and D12 combined:
Enter The Wu-Tang (humouristic, ear-shattering, gritty, hardcore and occasionally soulful sound)
Tical (a darker tone than Enter The WuTang)
Liquid Swords (a stone cold, ill and metaphor fest)
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (a hardcore, criminologic and bombing album that'll make your head bobble the whole time)
Ironman (a mix of OB4CL and Liquid Swords. Keeps the grimy sound of LQ and the mafioso feel of OB4CL)
Wu-Tang Forever (An orchestral, majestic, powerful sound which displays all of the Wu's talent into one album)
Supreme Clientele (a hardcore album that'll make you want to murder your family)
No Said Date (a masterpiece which revived the Clan after several disappointing albums)
Even though groups like NWA, Bone Thugs and Wu Tang were great, PE deserves to be number 1. Public Enemy was one of those groups that changed the face of hip-hop and gave it a distinct political message. Every emcee respects Chuck D and listens to what he has to say, because of his legendary Hip-Hop status. Flava Flav (even though he lost his mind) continues to be the worlds greatest hype man and actually employs B-Boyin unlike a lot of hypemen these days. They also inspired groups in other genres such as Rage Against the Machine in hard rock/metal. They always drop real knowledge with true certified hip-hop! - PrincelyVirtu
As Much I Us To Love N. W. A, PE Are What True Hip Is About. - copkiller
They had the best rap poet and the best hype man. - wideup
To truly understand PE's impact you had to be there at the time. And they did it with minimal radio play or exposure. The greatest rap group of all time was Public Enemy. Without question.V 12 Comments
Some people like to say Wu Tang's and NWA's music has never been recreated ever, but just sit and think. Have you ever heard a reproduction of the Bone Thugs? Well If your telling the truth, then you would say "Hell No"
Everything about the Bone Thugs Is 100% Original. The music, the style, the beats, all original. And never once have they ever changed their style for any reason. They are true to the bone and they are still raping to this day!
They spit fast as hell In all of their songs, without even putting 100% effort into It, and they are still known as one of the fastest rap groups of all time. Plus, they love their fans to death. Always talking to their fans on Facebook and twitter and saying whats up, whats not to like about the Bone Thugs?
They have rapped with every major rapper there ever was, Tupac, Big, etc. They are truly the #1 best rap group of all time In my eyes and will always be! Bone Thugs for life! EST for life! I love you Cleveland!
Bone thugs n harmony is the best ever
Bone thugs are without a doubt the most talented group on this list. Unfortunately from listening to their discography you may not comprehend, because with the success of Crossroads they were put in a box by record labels, and from then on out, viewed as a cash machine for labels to put out pop singles and albums full of bland radio hits. But even on their worst albums they have gems, and a massive amount of high quality unreleased material. They are a unique and spiritual hip hop group.
Bone thugs they can rap they can sing they can spit they can harmonize they all have different style with amazing flow. should be on top. LegendsV 58 Comments
Lyrics, rhymes, beats, soul, personality, creativity, originality, social and cultural awareness, and vision; Outkast had it all, and more. There's an Outkast song for everyone and every occasion. Their music wasn't just hood, or Southern, or club, or mainstream, or underground, or old school, or new school, or rap, or hip-hop music. It simply was, and will always be, great music. It wasn't music for only one race or culture, but poetry and art for anyone. It was fun and serious, chill and hype, smooth and rough, light and dark. Big Boi and Andre 3000 weren't just lyricists and rappers, they were true artists and absolute originals. There's not one person, whom appreciates rap/hip-hop/urban music or any similar genre or sub-genre, who doesn't like at least one Outkast song. There are many incredibly talented groups and solo artists in the history of rap/hip-hop, whose impact and influence can never be questioned, but Outkast will always be at the top of my list of favorites.
This is crazy.Jedi Mind Tricks is the most overrated duo of all time.All Vinny Paz ever does is say random violent thing.Dre is 50x the mcs the mc he ever will be or ever was.And big boi the backup mc is better than paz.The Suger hill gang are just one hit wonders and fort minor sucks.Outkast should be top 10 this list sucks. - Chris-1
Groovy orginal catchy and flow what else to say? DOPE
I am outraged! Outkast is easily top 3.. along with Bone and NWA. - djphilgood3V 31 Comments
Anybody who doesn't consider them AT LEAST "in the conversation" for best rap group of all-time either: is under the age of 25, and/or has no respect for music that "came before" what is popular now, AND/OR discount's and disrespects them for being white and Jewish and thinks that just because of that, they don't deserve to be in the conversation. No other explanations...
No rap group on this list can match the Beasties run of sheer greatness. From first to last, all their albums are top notch amazing. and the first three are all-time landmarks of music. Mix in their incredible diversity and creativity and it's game over.
Started off as a joke, ended as a legend. Having said that, License To Ill now sounds like a groundbreaker like all the rest of their albums, just with a little less artistic ambition. Albums like Paul's Boutique and Check Your Head are as good as anyone elses best, and the rest of their albums? ALSO INCREDIBLE. Special love to The 5 Boroughs which gets talked down by some critics but is absolutely great.
Boys are the best. More creative and consistent than the top 4 on this list by a country mile - straight gold from beginning to end. Don't forget the tartar sauce you crab rappers!V 34 Comments
A tribe called quest is revolutionary and there lower than d12 like how
tribe should be top 5 easy.. midnight marauders might be top 2 rap albums ever. - LsingStreak
This list gives absolutely zero consideration to production. Tribe are the greatest bar none, Ali Shaheed Muhammad's beats are so unique and Phife and Q-tip, what more could you need!? Seriously... G-Unit? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!? - itsalways420
Legendary groupV 22 Comments
Just Eminem. Nwa because of dr Dre
Trash rap group. - RobertWisdom
I like them because of Eminem. That all
EminemV 68 Comments
This should be higher
What the heck!? This low. Are you kidding me!? Best hip hop group ever!
Should be higher - germshep24
Run DMC is so much better than D12, they invented Hip Hop literally, and should be within the top 4, rolling stones even named them 48 on the greatest artists of all time, and called them "The Beatles of Hip Hop" - robertoantonioortusoV 31 Comments
Lyrics as deep as it gets... picturisque to its perfection. How else can u depict the height of greatness?
I thing the roots has all it takes to have majority of its songs on my playlist
This is the best rap ever I believe. They are the total package! They play instruments, have real emcees, and stay true to the hip-hop culture. They never sold out. In fact, there newer stuff is just as good if not better than their older stuff. Black Thought, the lead emcee of the group is a very dope emcee, and his rhymes are some of the best that hip-hop has to offer. Their music continues to elevate real hip-hop despite the fake trends out there. The raised the bar to a new level. - CrossRoad
Undoubtedly the best rap group. They stick true to their name and continue to put out classic music for over the span of 15yrs. Black Thought is a genius and can deliver lyrically on any track. People need to recognize his talent. The rest of the group is dope too, and they can play their own instruments since, which really is a bonus in the age of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. I think they definitely deserve a nod for the greatest rap group of all time. Anyone unfamiliar with them should listen to How I Got over to understand why I they deserve to be on top. - InhaleDeep
Black Thought’s lyrics are just amazing and the soulfulness of this band is greatV 9 Comments
Most influental rap group of all time. Legendary songs like paid in full and I ain't no joke and awesome albums like paid in full. Old group with no long but untoughable careers. Also, it has rakim, one of the best mcs ever!
Should be in the top 10 - germshep24
Eric B. & Rakim includes Rakim. There should be no discussion here.
This are the best they redefined hip hop and what it means to be a good lyricist. He evolved it from simple rhymes using internal and multi syllabllic rhymesV 5 Comments
Listen to the original temperature's rising and you'll realise that this group are the goat.
Why so low, should be number 1
Should be first
Love early mobb deep. Of course the infamous is a classic and a top 20 hip-hop album but hell on earth was a classic to and muda muzik is very good itself. - ChrisHenryV 23 Comments
Yes Gang Starr is the best rap group ever.
How is groups like D12 in top 5 but Gang Starr is 11th. Tells how unrealistic these lists are.
Guru was one of the best lyricists ever, and dj premier is the best producer in hip-hop EVER
Swizz BeATz is actually the greatest producer of all time but he's not good for meV 3 Comments
Man, White people LOVE them some Eminem! - RobertWisdom
Damn I'm just going to say that they rapped really fast. Hands down man. I think the should at least make it to Top 10 Royce and Eminem one of the best duos. You don't always need a group to kill some times you just need 2 to ill.
Bad meets Evil has had some great songs - living proof, fast lane, above the law - really most of hell the sequel album was really good. They've had some lyrical genius, and some speedy lyrics. But do I think they're the best? No. Don't get me wrong, I love this duo. Eminem is one of my favorite rappers of all time. Royce is great too. But they really haven't made that many songs together, and they even beefed for a while, with Eminem & D12 and Royce & slaughterhouse (slaughterhouse is better than D12 as well). Anyway, they aren't the closest group, similar to that of Easy and N.W.A. Great songs a lot, but not the best team or the most songs. Overall, they're a great duo and you should definitely check them out, but I don't think they're the best duo.
Best hip-hop duo ever. I wonder why they aren't in the top 10 list.V 11 Comments
The Outlawz in my opinion make the best music out of any of the groups. One of the problems is they are living under the shadow of arguably the best rapper of all time. Some people expect to have an unreleased Pac verse on every song they do. People need to give them a proper listen to, because far too long the industry has black balled them. Yes Wu tang are amazing emcees and are well respected because of their skills, for me the Outlawz make better songs. Here's some songs to check out below;
The Outlawz - Black Rose, Pushing on, Our life, Remember me, Real talk many more..
The list is based on publicity. Outlaws immortals, tribe called quest Westside connection are all top 10. How is d12 there? Just because of Eminem. Kadafi, fatal and Napoleon were better than kuniva and the others. Nwa should be followed be Westside connection. Group with Tupac has to be 2nd. I admit the remaining outlaws now aren't decent, but the 3 I nentioned earlier are wild as hell! Kadafi was dope but died at like 19, raw talent gone early then just like Pac.
The Outlawz were and will always be the best. They were trained and directly influenced by the greatest rap legend 2PAC. Come on now! No one beats the Immortal Outlawz! - CollectiveRhythm
I have no clue how they arnt at least number two. Way better than the beastie boys. How are they better than tupac, kadafi, EDI, and all them? Number one in my bookV 3 Comments
You can just sit and listen to their album for hours, I wish they would make another one so I could listen to them a little bit longer
Its too bad they only have one album, but I think if they just released more they would become one of the best rap groups out there. 100% Reason To Remember The Name.
Mike Shinoda kills this album. One of few albums where I could enjoy ALL the songs!
You clowns do realize Fort Minor is just Shinoda?V 6 Comments
Hiero should be number 3 on this list after D12 and Wu-tang just listen to their songs it�'s great.
Casual, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Domino, Pep Love, A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, Phesto, DJ Toure, Snupe, Mike G, Jay-Biz. Most of them are unknown but still the third best rap group ever in my opinion.
These guys, NWA, and Beastie boys are the best rap groups ever, individually not the best, but not bad either.
18!?! Hell no this is one of the most influencial and original hiphop groups who keept it real shuld be no1.Wu-tang or cypress hill
What! 19? These guys are better than eminem.
G-Unit shouldn't be near the top ten, and DMC is only on here because of popularity/respect. Cypress Hill has all the skill these rappers don't posess. I say give this band at LEAST #7 position.V 6 Comments
Personal favorite hip-hop group
So overlooked, like water. You hardly notice it, but we all benefit from it.
One of the greatest rap groups helped develop blues rap and they had 6 albums 4 of which were fantastic
Infinitely better then D12
Amazing rap group. Should be 1V 2 Comments
The Fugees aren't my favourite rap group but I voted for them anyway since I can't take it that they're so far down, should be 5-8 - KapiteinKaas
THIS LOW!? Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras pretty much redefined this genre!
Lauryn Hill Wyclef and Pras are just too good
One of the greatest hiphop groups ever. Lauryn hill is one of the best female mc to ever bless the mic plus wyckef has amazing production. Better then gunot!
This should be in the top 5 already. - DarkBoi-X
I'm not much of a hip hop fan but these guys are both great, and creative. They aren't the most popular rap group but these guys are huge in the metal scene - ryanrimmel
This is a rather inaccessible band, so I can see why they aren't popular. However, the Death Grips are DEFINITELY worth a listen, as well as consideration for the number one spot. - ThatoneMetalhead
Really? I found both The Money Store, and Year Of The Snitch to be pretty catchy and easy to listen to. - The_Crimson_King
I don't normally like rap but this has punk infused in it AND I LOVE IT!V 3 Comments
This is the greatest hip hop group of all time. Period.
Are you kidding me. Slaughterhouse is lyrics, lyrics, and more lyrics. They are probably the best lyrical rap group ever. However, don't blame me if you get too hooked to them as I did. Once you start listening to them, there is no way out.
I'm feeling like they should be top five dead or alive and that's just off two LP's.
Holey crap this group is underrated. They're no where near the best but they are amazing (from what I heard). Plus this band has Royce Da 5'9", the whole 50% of Bad Meets Evil with Eminem.V 10 Comments
Mos Def and Talib Kwalli were unstoppable together should be at least top 15 - germshep24
Incredible first album!
They should be in the top 10 at least if not top 5. I mean, Run the Jewels who are good but still a newer group, Three 6 Mafia who are good but not as good as Goodie Mob and G-Unit who aren't even that good are higher. - DaWyteNight
Ok, Cee-lo is annoying as hell, ill give y'all that. But Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo have different skills that correspond well enough to produce 5 incredible albums (Soul Food, Still Standing, World Party, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show and Age Against The Machine.). They do not deserve 41, they at least deserve 5.
You need to listen to them, don't just ignore this comment, they're amazing - EMBIGNASPAC
Not a big fan of them but they should be higher than 36 because they created Hip Hop. - DarkBoi-X
These guys literally were the first rap group ever, and they are not in the top 10 at least? Sad, these people only know the popular rappers and don't know their roots - venomouskillingmachine
I'm surprised the creators of hip hop aren't higher - 9713524179
These guys were the pioneers of hip hop and are not even in the top ten. Sad.V 3 Comments
Well they are Rap Rock so I guess they count.I mean Beastie Boys is Rap Rock too. - DarkBoi-X
Technically, it's rap metal, so it counts... - ThatoneMetalhead
Technically, it's punk with rap (not metal). But yes, it counts because there's rap. - Metal_Treasure
THIS IS NOT RAP
nahV 1 Comment
Underrated as hell, these guys are in my top 3 rap groups - venomouskillingmachine
Three 6 Mafia is without doubt the best rap group ever. They were ahead of the times and they don’t get enough credit for their influence in hip hop
Three 6 Mafia are the lords of Memphis and southern hip hop. Their early tapes, compilations, and their debut Mystic Stylez were horrorcore classics.
UnderratedV 5 Comments
There is no way all of this can be on this list. what makes a rap group good and a rap group a group is the chemistry. groups without chemistry aren't really a group. that's what makes RTJ one of the best
Best new rap group that deserves to be at least 75
Should be higher
YESV 1 Comment
This group is easily the Muhammad Ali of our generation man, 50 is king nephews...the last of a long dead breed
They should be at the top of the list 50 cent lost his mum got shot 9 times been jail came up from the bottom then sold 13 million records the 10 the next g unit is an amazing rap group everyone knows every person that's in the group and everyone sold records in the group and stronger enough to be solo artist I'm very offended there not in the top 5 you got groups above g unit that ain't sold records nowhere near g unit
g unit sold 20 million records with there album beg to mercy before that and still had the mixtape game on lock had there own trainers and they became a brand people still talk about g unit today g unit was my generations nwa
50 cent, lloyd banks, ton yayo, mobb deep, young buck all in 1 song! AWESOME
50 Cent of course! What else!V 15 Comments
Amazing production, incredible rappers (well, not just Allah nowadays) what more could you ask for?
Production is incredible, Stoupe kills every track. Vinnie P. Is one of the best lyricists ever in my opinion. You need to check out some of their music.
They are the most underrated rap group of all time, hands down.
Some of their earlier albums sit alongside the likes of Illmatic and Enter the Wu-Tang as achievements in hip hop.V 1 Comment
Young Money above Little Brother? This list is all kinds of messed up! - DaWyteNight
Phonte x Rapper big Pooh x 9th wonder... Enough said.
Should be much higher no respect for female rap groups - germshep24
Dang that's really high, people usually put them in top 10
They are awesome!
J5 is easily up there w/ NWA and Wu-Tang. They pioneered their own sound and had a FANTASTIC cast of MCs with crazy hot beats and variety of flows.
Just love their flow. So smooth
Had an big influence on other rap groups like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. And j5 just got super good flow in all of thear songs in my opinion they are the best rap group out thear
How is J5 NOT higher on this list? They should out rank so many of these groups. Gangstarr is good but Jurassic 5 is way better, should be up top with bone thugz, nwa, d12 and suchV 1 Comment
The Complete BEST Group Of All Time! You Cannot Deny Biggie, Lil Cease and Let's Not Forget The Heavy Hitten Lil' Kim! She Was The Only Female in The Group and She Still Reigns The Queen Of Rap Till This Day (8/4/14)! And Biggie Still Reigns King!
These guys I believe really made southern hip-hop take off in the mid 90's, which was its really its golden era. Scarface was the leader of this group and he is one of the best storytellers if not one of the greatest rappers of all time. All you little b rappers rhyming today need to listen to this guy, because he put it down like no other. Anyway, enough of my little rant for now. They are a great combination of emcees that can tell vivid and dark stories in a way that very few can imitate. These guys are real rappers. - PrincelyVirtu
They put the South on the map before any other group and outkast took off with it. - wideup
My minds playing tricks on me is a classic ghetto story
This is the rap of the South. The group that launched the career of one of the best rappers still in the game today, Scarface. Willie D. and Bushwick Bill create wonders in the sound booth. "Mind is Tricks on Me", "Yes, Yes, Ya'll", "G-Code". Great stuff.V 3 Comments
Haven't released a lot of original songs, mostly just remixes of their own songs, but come on these are four of the arguably greatest modern lyrical rappers in one group. - 4our2wen0ty
Probs not the best... Yet anyway but my personal favourite. They are real and on of very few rappers going around that are keeping it real along with their flow and beats. Listen to them if you haven't them. Having some of my favourite rappers like kendrick lamar, jay rock, schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul keep a bright future ahead for the rap game.
To me, Black Hippy is the best group formed in the new era of Rap. They have 4 insane artists everyone of them have their own swagger about them and talent with the work ethic to compete with the best of them easily in my top 10 if not 5 to be honest I love their potential
Kendrick is already on top of the game right know and has made 2 classic albums, by the end of his career he will go down as the greatest of all timeV 7 Comments
Very too much best
Best rap group ever... Should be in the top ten at least... - ImagineACoolUsernameHere
Underrated band... They have amazing songs... Superstars was the sountrack of Need For Speed Most Wanted... - sam117
Why is Styles of Beyond not on the list? Ryu and Tak are some of the best rappers out there. They have been rapping since the late 90's till now. Their songs superstars, second to none and sugar honey ice tea say it all.
Should be in the top 10, truly unique old school rap, "The Message" is arguably the greatest rap song ever made - germshep24
Wow, way down here? You all know that Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were among the original hip hop groups that started it all; famous for the song "The Message" which pretty much started the genre and influenced the generation that makes your favorite rap tunes. Grandmaster Flash practically invented Deejayin and Melle Mel was by far one of the dopest emcees of his day. Having them this low on the list shows how many rap fans have truly forgotten their roots.
Nobody appreciates old school rap. Period.
Trailblazers! These guys made most important rap song in hiphop history "the message". Legends!V 1 Comment
This group is by far one of the most diverse groups today. You got mellowhype that raps about guns weed and bitches while you got frank ocean who is a R&B singer, Matt Martian and Syd the Kid (forgot their group name) who is about smooth music with a hint of darkness in it. Let's not forget about Mike G who raps about the real life in the ghetto. Tyler who reveals the darkest side of OF and Earl Sweatshirt who in my opinion is a BEAST, and then theirs the untalented yet funny guys Taco and Jasper who raps are horrible yet get you hyped up. These guys should really be in the top 20's at least
They are the future of hip-hop. They have been getting big since yonkers. They have they own T.V. show. And THey have a record label Odd Future Records. They are different from everyone else. They don't talk about how much money they got and they get girls and they got a mansion in the hills and all that stupid crap. They have some of the best beats in hip hop right now. They have good lyrics.
These guys should be way higher in the list. Tyler the Creator is a genius and EARLs a savant.
Are you kidding? Wolf was a masterpiece. Bastard was stupendous. They are super underrated because they get no radio play. Doris by earl is one of the best albums of 2013 by far honestly re- check the listV 11 Comments
The best persian hip hop gruop
Best, great, amazing, perfect, lovely, group in the world... No body can be bad with this group
We love this group & support it
The best Persian rappers are in this group
It's the best rap group in world
Best 4 ever
This group has amazing songs, when people listen to their songs addicted to them... They are amazing.
Not saying they are the best but they're up there and not even on the list
Those Are Really awesome I just Bought The Greatest Hits It's World Class
Here comes the money
Whom made more hiphop anthems than naughty hiphophooray!
Hip Hop Hooray and O.P.P. That says it all.V 1 Comment
They should be at least number 3. Fresh kid and brother Marquis make the funniest and stupidist songs. Stupid=funny
Personally they are number 2 right after N.W. A
Very versatile and unique in every way possible
Mf doom and madlib. no words to say
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