Overall Best Hip Hop Crew Bands/Musicians

Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

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The overall best hip hop crews all offer an impressive roster of individual rappers but which hip hop crew is the absolute best? Is it fair to compare the legends like Run-D.M.C. and N.W.A. to G-Unit and Wu-Tang Clan? Will D12 and Public Enemy ever get the respect that Tha Dogg Pound gets? Is Flipmode Squad better than Bone Thugs-N-Harmony? Sound off hip hop fans by voting below for the hip hop groups you feel has the best collection of rappers.

Hip hop music rose to prominence first in the 1970s when groups like The Sugarhill Gang became quite popular. The sounds evolved in the decades that followed with groups like Public Enemy (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, DJ Lord and The S1W), Run-D.M.C. (Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels and Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell) and the Beastie Boys (Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock) dominating the 1980s and ushering in the top 1990s groups like N.W.A. (Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren) and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Layzie Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone). All of those groups laid the foundation for hip hop music but does that give them the right to be ranked above newer and perhaps more talented groups that followed?

If you're judging hip hop groups by their sheer number of talented members, the Wu-Tang Clan is certainly among the best. Stacked with rappers like RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Ol' Dirty Bastard, the Wu-Tang Clan is easily one of the best rap groups ever.

So whether you're a fan of the likes of Eminem, Bizarre, Proof, Mr. Porter, Swifty McVay and Kuniva in D12 or simply Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson from The Roots or anywhere in between, tell us which is the overall best hip hop crew of all time by voting for your favorite or adding your top group below!

List Criteria: Vote on what crew you think deserves to be considered the best in hip hop

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    Wu-Tang Clan

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop More
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    Run-D.M.C.

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop More
    95
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    N.W.A

    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    95
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    often listed
    Beastie Boys

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop More
    91
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    Public Enemy

    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop More
    91
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    A Tribe Called Quest

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    87
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
    80
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    De La Soul

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    79
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    Outkast

    Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz More
    79
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    76
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Horrorcore More
    74
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae More
    69
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Disco More
    67
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
    66
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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Electro More
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    Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap More
    65
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Old-school hip hop More
    61
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
    61
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    the people's #1
    G-Unit

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap More
    61
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
    56
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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore More
    56
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop More
    56
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop More
    56
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    Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop More
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    The LOX

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, House music More
    52
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop More
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    ranked high on reranks
    Binary Star

    Alternative hip hop,Hip hop music More
    51
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Electronic music More
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop More
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    Hip hop music, New jack swing, Pop rap More
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    Hip hop music, Detroit hip hop More
    48
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop More
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