Death Row members: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Suge Knight.
Crews are the backbone of rap and hip-hop.
Sure, you can be a solitary rapper, but there's strength in numbers, and who doesn't want a gaggle of talented homies to have his back? Rap and hip-hop has been around since the '70's, so crews are no new thing. There've been dozens upon dozens of them, from N.W.A. and Public Enemy to the more recent groups like, A.$.A.P. Mob and Taylor Gang.
We looked at everything from cultural relevancy and uniqueness to influence on hip-hop and plucked out the ten best crews in rap history.
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