Best Rap Groups

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The Top Ten

1 N.W.A. N.W.A. N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton, CA. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music.

They are definitely the best rap group ever the combination of Dre, Cube, Eazy, Ren, Yella, and Arabian Prnce, is amazing

First rap song I ever heard was from these guys. They made me fall in love with rap.24years later they are number 1 group of all time!

N.W. A are the founders of gangster rap. To this say nobody has a record that compares to the great beats, message and lyrics of Straight Outta Compton definitely the best rap group to ever walk the earth - C-dark13

Founders of gansta rap what else do you need to get the n. 1 spot?

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2 Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Clan The Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Cappadonna.

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

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)

PE, NWA and Bone Thugs are good but Wu-Tang has to be the greatest. Every MC in here got lyrical talent especially Ghostface and Deck. Only Em, Proof and Swifty are good in D12.

Best -NightmareCinema

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3 Public Enemy Public Enemy Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.

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

Needs to be higher than nwa nwa is overrated - DaWyteNight

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4 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio. It consists of rappers Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Flesh-N-Bone.

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 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.

This is one of the most innovative, and talented groups to come out of the "golden age" of hip hop. They're also criminally underrated. They sounded like no one! They didn't change their sound either. These young men were SO respected that even the greats wanted to work with them! These men created their OWN lane in the high-traffic era of the mid 90s. I strongly believe that had they come New York or LA and were signed to Death Row or Bad Boy, Bone would be considered one THE best rap groups period!

Yes

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5 Outkast Outkast Outkast is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. The duo achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success in the 1990s and early 2000s, helping ...read more.

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

I am outraged! Outkast is easily top 3.. along with Bone and NWA. - djphilgood3

Groovy orginal catchy and flow what else to say? DOPE

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6 Beastie Boys Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.

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.

They are mega M.O.G

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7 A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest were an American hip-hop trio that was formed in 1985, and was composed of MC and producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg and DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

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

Probably the biggest influence on hip hop ever

A tribe called quest is revolutionary and there lower than d12 like how

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8 D12 D12

, D12 is the best group ever! No one can beat these guys! They just so awesome! Its sad that Proof died but they can and will go on kicking other groups butts! The only groups that could probably be better D12 is Dirty Boyz.

D12 is the greatest group and will thump, Bone Thugs and Beastie Boys! eminem is platinum!

Yes they may only be known because of Eminem, but either way, they were gonna make it anyway. All of these guys are lyrical (maybe except Bizarre) but D12 was all about coming up with the funniest weirdest stuff you could think of but at the same time be lyrical. Bizarre could do that, but the others are all talented rappers and are overlooked as a group because of Eminem. RIP Proof

Shouldn't be in the top 10 - germshep24

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9 Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Run-DMC was an American pioneering hip hop group consisting of Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay. They were formed in 1981 and disbanded in 2002 after Jam Master Jay was murdered.

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" - robertoantonioortuso

They were the first successful rappers. Why is 50 Cent so popular on this site it doesn't make sense. I get it he got shot nine times but doesn't make him a good rapper. - godzillaman

DMC are the pioneers of Hip Hop it is not right for them to be placed underneath D12!

Should be higher - germshep24

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10 The Roots The Roots The Roots is an American hip hop group, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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

They deserve to be the best, hands down. They put out timeless music and Black Thought is an amazing rapper, that can cut to heart of an emotion or issue. No other group comes close to what they have done lyrically or musically. Not only are they a rap group, but they are a band as well that creates their original beats and style of production. No other group comes close! How I Got Over, and their latest album, Undun, prove this! - Revenant24

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

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11 Eric B. & Rakim

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 rhymes

Eric B. & Rakim includes Rakim. There should be no discussion here.

Such a good group with superb lyrics and flow

Should be in the top 10 - germshep24

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12 Mobb Deep Mobb Deep Mobb Deep was an American hip hop music duo from Queensbridge Houses, New York. The group consisted of Havoc and Prodigy, and were a hardcore East Coast hip hop group.

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. - ChrisHenry

The Pinnacle of East Coast Rap. Untouchable. Immortal. Powerful. 1990's ERA!

Their second and third albums alone could solidify them as top 10. Throw in their legacy and influence on the culture and a series of successful albums and tours till Prodigy's unfortunate death last year, and they secure their place as top 10.

What? #13, what are you, crazy? THE GREATEST to EVA do it! The EPITOME of grimy OG boombap East Coast rap! It was the soundtrack of NYC and my life when I was running the streets of NY in the 90’s...back when NYC was still cool. I miss P so much :-(((

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13 Gang Starr

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 me

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.

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14 Bad Meets Evil

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.

At least number 4 or 5

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15 Outlaw Immortalz

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 really don't understand how Outlawz can be so low? come on they were big in 95-96, this was Pacs group. And they still keep going at it!

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16 Fort Minor

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.

You clowns do realize Fort Minor is just Shinoda?

Fort Minor is my favorite rap group EVER. Close second is FloBots but these guys are amazing. The fact that they only have one album pisses me of though. Wonder why they stopped... :/

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17 Hieroglyphics

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.

18 Cypress Hill Cypress Hill Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide.

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.

They have skill on the mic and on the turn tables, they keep to what they know and are great at it.

Cypress the best and much more creative alongside with Fort Minor )

THICC I LOVE THEM OMD IIG WOULD SMAHS OR PASS M Y DICK IS SO HARD RN

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19 De La Soul

Hugely underrated

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

Most over looked group
they could do so many sounds and were huge innovators in every album

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20 The Fugees

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!

21 Slaughterhouse

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.

What? I truly think they ARE the best rap group ever. I bought welcome to our house & was blown away! And when Em is featured on a song its even sicker. Any member of slaughterhouse is lyrically better than Lil Wayne & YMCMB. Shady all the way! This is real rap!

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.

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22 Death Grips Death Grips Death Grips is an American experimental hip hop band from Sacramento, California, formed in 2010. The group consists of vocalist MC Ride, drummer and producer Zach Hill, and recording engineer Andy Morin.

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'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

I don't normally like rap but this has punk infused in it AND I LOVE IT!

This should be in the top 5 already. - DarkBoi-X

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23 Black Star

Incredible first album!

Mos Def and Talib Kwalli were unstoppable together should be at least top 15 - germshep24

24 Goodie Mob

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.

25 CunninLynguists

You need to listen to them, don't just ignore this comment, they're amazing - EMBIGNASPAC

26 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

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

Well they are Rap Rock so I guess they count.I mean Beastie Boys is Rap Rock too. - DarkBoi-X

THIS IS NOT RAP

nah

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27 The Sugarhill Gang

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

Not a big fan of them but they should be higher than 36 because they created Hip Hop. - DarkBoi-X

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.

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28 Three 6 Mafia Three 6 Mafia Three 6 Mafia is an American hip hop group from Memphis, Tennessee, signed to Columbia Records. The group was formed by DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, and Juicy J in 1991 and was at first known as Triple 6 Mafia.

Underrated as hell, these guys are in my top 3 rap groups - venomouskillingmachine

Three 6 Mafia are the lords of Memphis and southern hip hop. Their early tapes, compilations, and their debut Mystic Stylez were horrorcore classics.

Underrated

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

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29 Run the Jewels Run the Jewels

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

YES

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30 G-Unit

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!

This group is easily the Muhammad Ali of our generation man, 50 is king nephews...the last of a long dead breed

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31 Jedi Mind Tricks

Amazing production, incredible rappers (well, not just Allah nowadays) what more could you ask for?

They are the most underrated rap group of all time, hands down.

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.

Some of their earlier albums sit alongside the likes of Illmatic and Enter the Wu-Tang as achievements in hip hop.

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32 Little Brother Little Brother Little Brother was an American hip hop group from Durham, North Carolina that consists of rappers Phonte and Big Pooh and DJ/producer 9th Wonder.

Young Money above Little Brother? This list is all kinds of messed up! - DaWyteNight

Phonte x Rapper big Pooh x 9th wonder... Enough said.

33 Salt N Pepa

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!

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36 Jurassic 5

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 such

Best HH group Atm

37 Junior M.A.F.I.A.

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!

38 Ghetto Boys

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

These put down south on the map with incredible story and gory detial of story rhyming about, scar face is one the best story tellers in rap history, bushwick bill is crazy ass hell, he remained me of a crazy insane slasher in a horror flick, willie d is smooth player of group second most explicit group beside nwa.

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39 Geto Boys
40 Black Hippy

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 time

Vice City settled this debate for me

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41 Styles of Beyond

Best rap group ever... Should be in the top ten at least... - ImagineACoolUsernameHere

Very too much best

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.

42 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

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!

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43 Organized Konfusion

Not saying they are the best but they're up there and not even on the list

44 Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All

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.

Honestly my second favorite after wu tang. Every one in the group has such a lovable personality and some of them don’t even do anything so they are basically just a friend group that happens to be AMAZING at producing and rapping

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45 Zedbazi

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.

Zedbazi is the most perfect and amazing rap groups of all time. They are so creative and original. They music can give you a nostalgic sense that you can't ever let that feeling away.

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46 Naughty by Nature

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!

TREACH REAL OG UNDERRATED

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47 The Lonely Island
48 2 Live Crew 2 Live Crew The 2 Live Crew was an American hip-hop group from Miami, Florida. They caused considerable controversy with the sexual themes in their work, particularly on their 1989 album As Nasty As They Wanna Be.

They should be at least number 3. Fresh kid and brother Marquis make the funniest and stupidist songs. Stupid=funny

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49 Madvillain

Very versatile and unique in every way possible

Mf doom and madlib. no words to say

50 8Ball & MJG
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