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The Best Rap Duos Of All Time

Updated December 3, 2020 11.7k votes 1.3k voters 25.7k views62 items

Here are the greatest duos in hip hop history. Rap has a long and storied history. It was only a few decades ago when emcees took the streets to perform the art style. Today, the biggest rappers in the world sell out stadiums and perform to millions of adoring fans. Having the right flow and delivery can be tough, which is why some rappers need a partner up there on stage with them. This list contains the best rap duos of all time. You could build a pretty epic playlist with the hits from these artists. 

OutKast put out hit after hit in the 2000s. Their album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below went platinum 11 times over and contained many of their biggest hits, including "The Way You Move" and "Hey Ya!" One of the biggest modern rap duos is Run the Jewels, consisting of Killer Mike and El-P.  So far, they have put out three albums together and have collaborated with the likes of Zack de la Rocha and Boots. Other popular rap duos include Rae Sremmurd, Ying Yang Twins, Eric B. & Rakim, Kids See Ghosts, Mobb Deep, and Clipse.

You will find old and new rap duos alike on this list. You can vote up the acts you think had the hottest lyrics so that everyone reading knows who they should check out next. Who do you think the best rap duo of all time is?

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