Jay. Kanye. Em. Snoop. Weezy. Even hip hop's biggest names reach out for help sometimes.
In his new book Mo' Meta Blues, the Roots drummer/bandleader Questlove laments that a genre once dominated by groups is now the province of individual stars. Groups lend texture, diversity and distinct personalities to a track that individuals can't provide. And a supergroup, aka when the best of the best come together, prove that the whole can be much bigger than the sum of its parts.
Ever since hip hop rose to prominence, we've seen ultra-dope supergroups bless us with classic tracks and albums. From Jay-Z and Kanye West's BFF collaboration Watch the Throne to Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell and Kanye teaming up on CRS for one excellent track here are hip hop's most stacked teams.
- Swifty McVay
- Fuzz Scoota
- Bugz (deceased)
- Proof (deceased)
- Bizarre (former)
- Kon Artis (former)