Because It’s Thursday… Old School Rap Groups Popular Before Migos

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Though they’ve been working since 2009, Migos started poppin’ in 2013 after “Versace” blew up. From there, the trio has laid claim to the title of the most popular modern rap group around. Culture — the group’s second studio album released January 2017 — debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Though they have had some legal issues and have found themselves in an on going tit-for-tat with Joe Budden, they’ve only given hip-hop bangers like “MotorSport,” “T-Shirt,” and “Stir Fry.” If they keep this up, 2018 and every year after will solidify their place as hip-hop vets.

However, the future is doomed without commemoration for the past.

Migos may be the hottest rap group right now, but they aren’t the pioneers of rappers banding together into a unit. Their forefathers paved the way for Migos to be Migos. Read on for a selection of some of hip-hop’s best rap groups.

Run DMC pose at the Grammy Awards, 1980s. (L-R)/ Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), Joe 'Run' Simmons and Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels

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