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The Top Ten
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.
Better than N.W.A. - CedreticFomentoV 61 Comments
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
How dare you rank N.W.A 2nd? They should be #1. In fact they are so good they are even too good for this list.V 102 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 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!
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 56 Comments
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 - DaWyteNightV 12 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
I am outraged! Outkast is easily top 3.. along with Bone and NWA. - djphilgood3
Groovy orginal catchy and flow what else to say? DOPEV 28 Comments
, 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 - germshep24V 63 Comments
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 howV 22 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.
They are mega M.O.GV 34 Comments
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 - germshep24V 29 Comments
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
The only hip-hop band, in my opinion, they are untouchable when it comes to musical masterpiecesV 7 Comments
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
How is gang star not in the top 5 or at least top ten guru had awesome lyrics he sometimes would school his self in rap songs and dj premier
How is groups like D12 in top 5 but Gang Starr is 11th. Tells how unrealistic these lists are.V 2 Comments
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 - germshep24V 4 Comments
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 :-(((V 23 Comments
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 5V 10 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.
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... :/V 6 Comments
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 breedV 15 Comments
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.V 9 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!
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 )
What! 19? These guys are better than eminem.V 3 Comments
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.V 3 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
Most over looked group
they could do so many sounds and were huge innovators in every album
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.
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.
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 hopV 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 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 rappingV 11 Comments
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
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.V 18 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
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.
Incredible first album!
Mos Def and Talib Kwalli were unstoppable together should be at least top 15 - germshep24
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
Lol hip hop?
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!
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 meV 6 Comments
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!
Good and should be up there at number on or TWOV 2 Comments
You need to listen to them, don't just ignore this comment, they're amazing - EMBIGNASPAC
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 UNDERRATEDV 1 Comment
They suck. Take them off the list
How can young money be 66th I am sure all the weezy fan will agree of what I'm saying
Common the best rap group ever with the rapper
Chanel, Weezy, Drake, and Tyga. enough said.V 6 Comments
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!
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
Anything including tupac shakur is automatically number 1 in my books!
These guys suck big time.
These guys suck big time.
These guys sucks big time.
Dropped three amazing albums. Back to back. All in the span of an year. Need I say more?
Listen to their new album, Iridescence. It is incredible.
The best thing to happen to hip hop since Kanye West.
The new, creative generation of hip hop. Gold.
How are the Dogg Pound this low? They helped pioneer G Funk and westcoast rap in general.
Helped pioneer the rap game in Cali.
Daz and kurupt
Nothing like a dog pound gangster pickup to Cali Real ni$$azV 1 Comment
Best rap group ever... Should be in the top ten at least... - ImagineACoolUsernameHere
Very too much best
Underrated band... They have amazing songs... Superstars was the sountrack of Need For Speed Most Wanted... - sam117
Why is Styles of Beyond not on the list? Ryu and Tak are some of the best rappers out there. They have been rapping since the late 90's till now. Their songs superstars, second to none and sugar honey ice tea say it all.
They should be at least number 3. Fresh kid and brother Marquis make the funniest and stupidist songs. Stupid=funnyV 1 Comment
Joey Bada$$ and the others...
But seriously they are bringing hip-hop back to the east. Their young still but their the future of east coast rap with their old school sound
Easily the best group still performing
Pro era is brining the NY HIp hop back
The BestV 1 Comment
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