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List Rules 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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Wu-Tang Clan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Wu-Tang Clan Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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569 212
N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
N.W.A Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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493 130
Outkast is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Outkast Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

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480 178
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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379 172
Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Public Enemy Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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393 203
Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Run–D.M.C. Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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398 215
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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324 129
Mobb Deep is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Mobb Deep Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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283 76
Eric B. & Rakim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Eric B. & Rakim Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Old-school hip hop

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276 163
De La Soul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
De La Soul Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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269 147
The Roots is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
The Roots Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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325 144
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Horrorcore

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302 163
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Cypress Hill Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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267 126
Fugees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Fugees Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae

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280 89
Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Gang Starr Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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182 101
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Geto Boys Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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189 123
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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174 105
Boogie Down Productions is listed (or ranked) 18 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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157 118
The Pharcyde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
The Pharcyde Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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153 131
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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207 146
D12 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
D12 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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147 134
The Sugarhill Gang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
The Sugarhill Gang Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Disco

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138 84
EPMD is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
EPMD Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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147 146
Salt-N-Pepa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Salt-N-Pepa Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop rap

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213 189
G-Unit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
G-Unit Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap

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117 70
Westside Connection is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
JerryRipJr. added Westside Connection Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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91 82
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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100 110
Jurassic 5 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Jurassic 5 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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94 81
Digital Underground is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Digital Underground Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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92 55
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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114 123
Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Three 6 Mafia Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

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111 102
Tha Dogg Pound is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Tha Dogg Pound Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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81 55
Das EFX is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Das EFX Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

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83 64
M.O.P. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
M.O.P. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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88 80
Ruff Ryders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew

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85 96
The Lox is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
The LOX Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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74 91
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Goodie Mob Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

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68 73
Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Arrested Development Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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76 68
Black Moon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Black Moon Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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75 65
Souls of Mischief is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Souls of Mischief Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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66 65
Brand Nubian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Brand Nubian Hip hop music

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71 74
Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Black Sheep Hip hop music

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67 52
Dilated Peoples is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Dilated Peoples Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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70 67
Hieroglyphics is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Tamz added Hieroglyphics Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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66 61
Jedi Mind Tricks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Jedi Mind Tricks Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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51 39
House of Pain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
idawg387 added House of Pain Hip hop music, Rock music, Funk

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59 51
Dead Prez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Dead Prez Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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50 50
Heltah Skeltah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Heltah Skeltah Hip hop music

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55 80
Leaders of the New School is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Leaders of the New School Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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54 59
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Overall Best Hip Hop Crew
Slum Village Hip hop music, Detroit hip hop