Top 10 Hip Hop Groups

10. The Fugees - What can you say about The Fugees. They had a style that no one can match. They blended the sounds of R&B, Soul, Reggae & Rap and made it flow nicely. Lauryn Hill who I should have put on the on the best female rappers list just had so much talent. Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel brought a sound from other countries made the group stand out. I like their albums and they remain one of the best hip hop groups in my book.

9. Black Star - Yeah I know they only had one album but it was a great album. In 1999, Talib Kweli & Mos Def got together to make one of the greatest rap albums ever. These two rappers are both known as conscious rappers and when they got together for the album it flowed so well. The door is still open to another between them.

8. Gang Starr - Not a lot of people are up on Gang Starr but in my book their one of the best hip hop groups of all time. They consist of DJ Premier and rapper Guru. They made classics albums from 1989 to 2003. My personal favorite album from them was Moment of Truth which dropped in 1998. The connection between DJ Premier and Guru was just great.

7. Eric. B & Rakim - Nothing but a classic hip hop group. Producer and rapper. They made music together from 1985 to 1992. Rakim one of the best lyricists of all time.  I'm a fan of their first two albums those are great ones. I mean who hasn't recited "Paid In Full.

6. NWA - Had to get at least one west coast rap group on here. Nicknamed "The Most Dangerous Group" NWA consisted of Easy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Dr. Dre, Arabian Prince & DJ Yella.  Their first big album "Straight Outta Compton" pretty much shook the world up. What I loved about them is how u could get into their heads and get their views on life. They would have been higher on this list if they could've stayed together.

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5. Outkast - These guys pretty much put southern rap music on my ipod. They were the first guys from the south that I listened to growing up. Their style of music is just so unique. Andre 3000 I think is one of the best rappers and he doesn't even rap all the time he can sing as well. That's probably why Jay called the male version of Lauryn Hill. I actually have 2 albums by them  like all Stankonia & Southernplayalisticadillacmusik. All of their albums are great.

4. Run DMC - If you listen to hip hop this should be the first rap group you check out. Run DMC made great albums from 1984 to 2001. Run DMC came at a time where rap was just starting to become a big genre of music. They kind of brought rap to the mainstream. You can say without Run DMC rap wouldn't have become as big as it is today. R.I.P. to Jam Master J.

3. Public Enemy - Hip Hop Culture just talked about them today so I'm not going to talk about them a lot. I love all of their music. Their album It Takes A Nation To Hold Us Back is one of the greatest in history. What can I say I'm just a fan. He Got Game is one of my favorite movies and their music made it even better.

2. A Tribe Called Quest - I know yall are going to question why I put them so high. I am simply just a fan of their music. The group consists of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg & Ali Shaheed. I like every single album they have ever put out. They had that style that was just right and the chemistry between the rappers can be seen on "Check The Rhime" which is one of my favorite songs. They should have never stopped making music.

1. Wu Tang Clan - Seperate you can argue that they are not the best but together Wu Tang Clan is my favorite Hip Hop group. If you're looking for just straight rap no gimics then listen to Wu Tang. Not many people know all the members. I'm not gonna list them all but here's the biggest Method Man, Raekwon, RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Inspectah Deck & R.I.P. to Ol' Dirty Bastard. They've been making music since 92 and still are today. Wu Tang Forever!


K.Brown said...

you right i dig it , even tho i don't know two of the groups i totally agree

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drewbreezzy said...

No De La Soul?

Wu Tang is BEAST!

Jimmy said...

I thought NWA was a bit low, they really did a lot to help build the foundation of hip hop. Also no Beastie Boys? I know it's your list, so take what I say personal lol.

HipHopCulture said...

Dope list mine a lot diiferent lol
still great list.

Nas said...

i knew yall were going to say beastie boys and de la soul. i wasn't really a big fan of them.

Stephane 'thedoc' Elias said...

Great list. I love all the groups on this list esp. ATCQ. I wish they continued to make music.