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Top 20 Emcee Duos of All Time

Top 20 Emcee Duos of All Time

Criteria: Although many of the greatest duos in hip-hop history are composed of an emcee and DJ or Producer, this list is focused on duos made up of two emcees who put out at least one studio album together.

  1. Outkast

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Members: Andre 3000 & Big Boi

Best Work: ATLiens (1996)

Number of Albums: 6

Status: Finished as a group; Both work solely (Occasional feature work & live performances)

 2. Black Star

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Members: Mos Def & Talib Kweli

Best Work: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998)

Number of Albums: 1

Status: Both work solely (Collaborate occasionally)

3. Clipse 

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Members: Malice & Pusha T

Best Work: Hell Hath No Fury (2006)

Number of Albums: 4

Status: Finished as a group; Both work solely (Possible reunion)

4. Run The Jewels 

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Members: El-P & Killer Mike

Best Work: Run The Jewels 3 (2016)

Number of Albums: 3

Status: Active & Both work solely

5. Mobb Deep

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Members: Prodigy & Havoc

Best Work: The Infamous (1995)

Number of Albums: 8

Status: Both work solely (Collaborate often, Possible reunion)

6. UGK

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Members: Pimp C & Bun B

Best Work: Ridin’ Dirty (1996)

Number of Albums: 5, 1 Posthumous

Status: Finished as a group (Bun B works solely, Pimp C passed in 2007)

7. Heltah Skeltah

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Members: Rock (The Rockness Monstah) & Ruck (Sean Price)

Best Work: Nocturnal (1996)

Number of Albums: 3

Status: Finished as a group (Rock works solely, Sean Price passed in 2016)

8. M.O.P.

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Members: Billy Danze & Lil’ Fame

Best Work: Warriorz (2000)

Number of Albums: 5

Status: Active & Both work solely

9. Method Man & Redman 

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Members: Method Man & Redman

Best Work: Blackout! (1999)

Number of Albums: 2, 1 Soundtrack

Status: Both work solely (Collaborate often & Possible reunion)

10. Felt

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Members: Slug & Murs

Best Work: Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet (2005)

Number of Albums: 3

Status: Finished as a group; Both work solely

11. Dead Prez

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Members: stic.man & M-1

Best Work: Let’s Get Free (2000)

Number of Albums: 3

Status: Inactive (M-1 works solely)

12. Organized Konfusion 

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Members: Pharoahe Monch & Prince Po

Best Work: Stress: The Extinction Agenda (1994)

Number of Albums: 3

Status: Finished as a group; Pharoahe Monch works solely

13. Smif-N-Wessun 

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Members: Tek & Steele

Best Work: Dah Shinin’ (1995)

Number of Albums: 5

Status: Both work solely (Collaborate often, Possible reunion)

14. Das EFX

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Members: Dray & Scoob

Best Work: Dead Serious (1992)

Number of Albums: 7

Status: N/A (Dray works solely)

15. Cannibal Ox

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Members: Vast Aire & Vordul Mega

Best Work: The Cold Vein (2001)

Number of Albums: 2

Status: N/A (Vast Aire works solely)

16. The Throne

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Members: Jay Z & Kanye West

Best Work: Watch the Throne (2011)

Number of Albums: 1

Status: Finished as a group; Both work solely

17. 8Ball & MJG

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Members: 8Ball & MJG

Best Work: On Top of the World (1995)

Number of Albums: 8

Status: Both work solely (Collaborate occasionally)

18. Tha Dogg Pound 

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Members: Daz Dillinger & Kurupt

Best Work: Dogg Food (1995)

Number of Albums: 7

Status: Active & Both work solely

19. Capone-N-Noreaga 

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Members: Capone & N.O.R.E.

Best Work: The War Report (1997)

Number of Albums: 5

Status: Active

20. Camp Lo

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Members: Sonny Cheeba & Geechi Suede

Best Work: Uptown Saturday Night

Number of Albums: 7

Status: Both work solely (Collaborate often, Possible reunion)

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