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What happened to rap groups?

af.r.i.c.a.af.r.i.c.a. Fuck your reactions Posts: 9,338 ✭✭✭✭✭
There aren't too many groups in hip hop anymore. Back in the golden era and even leading into the late 90s there were plenty of dope rap groups but now a days they are few a far in between nh. Have sub labels become the new groups? MMG GOOD YMCMB ect..
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  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    True, you dont get many anymore, but when they do come around they are normally mad corny...
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

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  • Jabu_RuleJabu_Rule Posts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2014
    There have been a few groups that formed to release joint albums. You even have all these super gangs groups forming. Groups being on labels is nothing new. There has always been collectives like Juice Crew, Native Tongues, Death Squad, Dungeon Family. Badboy, Death Row and Rockafella always came as a crew and label with crews coming out of that. I guess they aren't as organic anymore coming out the gate but a few good Rap teams and Rapper\Producer duos have come along after the fact.


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  • Dave2one6Dave2one6 Posts: 1,669 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Things always fall apart. I think Kendrick and nem could be a group, but they like NOPE, we gonna 1 by 1 that ass. pause.
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  • water ur seedswater ur seeds Posts: 17,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Money.

    Thats part of it, if a group is only selling 10,000/20,000 units, not 1/2mil... Then theres less money to go around, so being solo is defo more money...
    'The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.'

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  • StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityPosts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dumb thread because there are a lot now

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  • MuhannadMuhannad Posts: 3,007 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maybe I interpreted the thread wrong but what I got out of it is that ts was wondering why there ain't rap groups or duo's like a EPMD, Main Source, Organized Konfushion, Brand Nubian, Artifacts, Heltah Skeltah etc. like there were back in the day. These brothers came up together in alot of cases and had great chemistry together.

    These groups like ymcmb and MMG ain't comparable.
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  • 32DaysOfInfiniti32DaysOfInfiniti Posts: 4,152 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2014
    I think there just as many groups these days, its just egos are so huge that you never see them last long enough to get big
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  • WiseGuyyWiseGuyy Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I feel like there's more groups of solo rappers now. Like Black Hippy Slaughterhouse & A$AP. I like it better that way
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  • af.r.i.c.a.af.r.i.c.a. Fuck your reactions Posts: 9,338 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Btw there are a few groups out there that I like but it's not to many. I dig Flatbush Zombies.. Overdoz.. Run the Jewelz and there are a few more that slip my mind but in the 90s I could probably run off 50 groups better and it wouldn't even be close. I get that splitting money is a big deal but I don't think that's a major factor in there being less groups now.. in fact I think it's less of a factor now because rap is more profitable now then it was then and after establishing your group you can always put out solo projects when you get your buzz up.
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  • RawAceRawAce Posts: 4,800 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dumb thread because there are a lot now

    Name some good ones

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  • ViktorViktor Posts: 228 ✭✭
    Cause niggas can't work together, period. Jealousy, greed and envy is a maphuka. The only group that did it big IMO is Wu Tang.
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  • af.r.i.c.a.af.r.i.c.a. Fuck your reactions Posts: 9,338 ✭✭✭✭✭
    goldjordan wrote: »
    dat new g-unit droped

    they trynna do something

    G unit been around since like 2001 tho
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  • BarryHallsBarryHalls Posts: 4,310 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2014
    They're alive and well in the underground.
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  • iron man1iron man1 Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist Avengers TowerPosts: 29,989 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Alot of these new groups didn't grow up with eachother like in the earlier days.
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  • af.r.i.c.a.af.r.i.c.a. Fuck your reactions Posts: 9,338 ✭✭✭✭✭
    BarryHalls wrote: »
    They're alive and well in the underground.

    Names?
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  • qawshunqawshun Posts: 9,138 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The lox need to stop bullshitting and drop. But I can't think of any 2 man teams since players circle and I didn't fuck with them either
    "lose money or lose sleep"
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  • af.r.i.c.a.af.r.i.c.a. Fuck your reactions Posts: 9,338 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dumb thread because there are a lot now

    Name some good ones

    Flatbush zombies
    Underacheivers
    Square off
    Overdoz
    Asap mob
    Black hippy
    Bibby &herb
    Migos
    Pro era

    In addition to rae srummurd, macklemore and ryan lewis, odd future, raider klvn , the rise of one producer one mc projects, and the rerise of crews (ymcmb ovo good mmg etc)
    Also old groups like gunit wu mobb making records again

    Alot of yall seem out of touch with hip hop in 2014

    Lol fuck outa here nigga you reaching with most of those and I have you the others. Good try tho.
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  • 5th Letter5th Letter Black Identified Extremist Posts: 37,068 Regulator
    Crews have taken over that lane. Groups were a great way rappers that can't hold down a song/album by themselves to get some shine.
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  • StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityPosts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dumb thread because there are a lot now

    Name some good ones

    Flatbush zombies
    Underacheivers
    Square off
    Overdoz
    Asap mob
    Black hippy
    Bibby &herb
    Migos
    Pro era

    In addition to rae srummurd, macklemore and ryan lewis, odd future, raider klvn , the rise of one producer one mc projects, and the rerise of crews (ymcmb ovo good mmg etc)
    Also old groups like gunit wu mobb making records again

    Alot of yall seem out of touch with hip hop in 2014

    Lol fuck outa here nigga you reaching with most of those and I have you the others. Good try tho.

    i'm reaching or you just personally don't care for some of them? either way objectively groups have come back in hip hop

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  • StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityPosts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    5 Grand wrote: »
    Dumb thread because there are a lot now

    Name some good ones

    Flatbush zombies
    Underacheivers
    Square off
    Overdoz
    Asap mob
    Black hippy
    Bibby &herb
    Migos
    Pro era

    In addition to rae srummurd, macklemore and ryan lewis odd future, raider klvn , the rise of one producer one mc projects, and the rerise of crews (ymcmb ovo good mmg etc)
    Also old groups like gunit wu mobb making records again

    Alot of yall seem out of touch with hip hop in 2014

    @ the bolded. did you say Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to prove your point?

    are they not a duo?

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