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The Best Hip Hop Trios Of All-Time, Ranked

Updated November 5, 2019 2.9k votes 274 voters 11.3k views50 items

List RulesVote up your favorite three-member rap groups.

Three's not a crowd for these hip hop groups featuring three members. While these artists have changed their lineups over the years, these famous rap groups are best known for being trios at some point in their career. From hip hop legends, like Run-DMC and Salt-N-Pepa, to the new and recent, like Migos and Flatbush Zombies, here are the most popular trios in hip hop music history.

Vote up the best 3-piece hip hop bands, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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  • Run–DMC3
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  • Boogie Down Productions8
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  • Naughty by Nature9
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