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Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

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

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!
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    the people's #1
    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

    most listed
    Run–D.M.C. Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    A Tribe Called Quest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    A Tribe Called Quest Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

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    Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Public Enemy Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Beastie Boys Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

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    Eric B. & Rakim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

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    Eric B. & Rakim Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Old-school hip hop

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    De La Soul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    De La Soul Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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    Mobb Deep is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Mobb Deep Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Horrorcore

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    Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

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    Gang Starr Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae

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    Boogie Down Productions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Boogie Down Productions Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Naughty by Nature is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Naughty by Nature Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    The Sugarhill Gang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    The Sugarhill Gang Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Disco

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    Grandmaster Flash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Grandmaster Flash Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Electro

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    EPMD is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

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    EPMD Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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    Salt-N-Pepa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap

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    G-Unit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    G-Unit Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap

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    D12 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    D12 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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    Digable Planets is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Digable Planets Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    added by JerryRipJr.
    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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    Onyx is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Onyx Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

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    Three 6 Mafia Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

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    Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Black Sheep Hip hop music

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    M.O.P. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

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    M.O.P. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    The LOX is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    The LOX Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Arrested Development Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    Black Moon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Black Moon Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Das EFX is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Das EFX Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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    Leaders of the New School is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Leaders of the New School Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    Brand Nubian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Brand Nubian Hip hop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Detroit hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Smif-n-Wessun Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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    Heltah Skeltah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Heltah Skeltah Hip hop music

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    Jungle Brothers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew


    Jungle Brothers Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, House music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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