The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?

It's a tough task to undertake, but it got us thinking. Crews like Death Row and Bad Boy sculpted the mid-90s rap scene, helping to propel it into a culture that breeded superstar entrepreneurs like Jay Z and 50 Cent. Black Hippy and Stones Throw kept it organic in their approach, melting soul and underground hip-hop with a vibe that was second to none. In no specific order, here are our 10 best rap crews of all time.