First the Fat Boys break up and then...well, you know the rest. Just when you thought you couldn’t stop hip-hop, your favorite rap clique or couple calls it quits. You can usually credit the split to record label disputes, pumped-up egos, or financial issues. Former buddies ditch their matching chinchillas and diamond chains just in time to start dissing each other from afar or even face to face. Even the watered down reunion tours, Instagram spottings, and rumored new albums don't help ease the pain. Breakups fuel the rap game just as much as tightly knit crews, so just try to remember the good times you shared.  Here are some Rap Breakups That Broke Our Hearts.

Written by Max Goldberg (@goopygold) and Imani Mixon (@ImaniMixon

RELATED: What Were Jay Z and Dame Dash Really Talking About Last Night?
RELATED: A History Of Attempted Hip-Hop Reunions