What do you get when you mix several of the world’s most talented rappers together? In most cases, it’s a bunch of hype. But, there are instances when the music actually lives up to the hype. Throughout hip-hop history, we’ve been blessed with a variety of supergroups that have produced memorable albums and unforgettable collaborations. Some groups have been short lived, while others have been linking up for years.
Snoop Dogg is an OG member of the supergroup squad. He was technically a part of 213—a group featuring Warren G and Nate Dogg—prior to becoming a legendary solo artist and pop culture icon. 213 released their gold-selling debut, The Hard Way, in 2004.
More recently, Uncle Snoop let it be known he’d partnered up with another crew of West Coast icons to form Mt. Westmore. The supergroup, consisting of the Doggystyle rap star, Ice Cube, E-40, and Too Short, officially came together in 2020. They expect to release their first group project sometime this year.
“Big Subwoofer,” the first official track from the Mt. Westmore gang, appears on Snoop’s Def Jam debut, the recently released Snoop Dogg Presents Algorithm.
So, who comes to mind when you think of supergroups? We put together a list of some of the most memorable hip-hop supergroups we could think of. See who made our list.
Members: MF Doom and producer Madlib
Best collab: Madvillainy
Members: Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q
Best collab: “THat Part (Black Hippy Remix)”
Kids See Ghosts
Members: Kanye West and Kid Cudi
Best collab: Kids See Ghosts
Bad Meets Evil
Members: Royce da 5’9″ and Eminem
Best collab: “Fast Lane”
Members: The Notorious B.I.G. Jay-Z, Puff Daddy, Lance ‘Un’ Rivera, Lil’ Cease and Charli Baltimore
Best collab: N/A
Members: Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature
Best collab: Executive produced by Dr. Dre, The Album
Members: Jay-Z, DMX, and Ja Rule
Best collab: “It’s Murda”
CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers)
Members: Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams
Best collab: “Us Placers”
Did we miss any supergroups on your list? Collaboration in hip-hop is one of the most unique and important facets of its history. They’ve also given us some incredible music.
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