Best Old School Hip Hop Groups/Rappers Bands/Musicians
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Best Old School Hip Hop Groups/Rappers

Old school hip hop artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good old school hip hop bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top old school hip hop bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Old school hip hop groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all old school hip hop bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest old school hip hop bands of all time, since the most famous old school hip hop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best old school hip hop music.

You can click on the old school hip hop band names to see more information about that particular notable old school hip hop group. If they're near the top of the best old school hip hop artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top old school hip hop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the old school hip hop band names themselves.

Beastie Boys and Public Enemy are included on this list along with many more. Vote for your favorites by clicking the thumbs up button. What's better, LL Cool J or Slick Rick?

All important, significant and iconic names in old school hip hop music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new old school hip hop bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of old school hip hop, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into old school hip hop music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good old school hip hop bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent old school hip hop bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best old school hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest old school hip hop musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular old school hip hop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Hip hop music

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    Grandwizard Theodore & the Fantastic Five Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop

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    The Cold Crush Brothers Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro hop, Electro

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    Jimmy Spicer Old-school hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop

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    new! T La Rock Old-school hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Funk

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro, House music

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro, Freestyle music

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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Old-school hip hop, Disco, Electro

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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Electro

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    Old-school hip hop, 2 Tone

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    West Street Mob Old-school hip hop, Electro, P-Funk

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro

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    Old-school hip hop, Disco, Pop music

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Old-school hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro, Electronic music

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