96. Dipset

They never matched the Wu's commercial success (or critical acclaim), but the Diplomats brought that Shaolin one-for-all ethos to the Aughts. When the Dipset movement was movin', there wasn't a stronger (or more entertainingly ignorant) crew in hip-hop: they made a bunch of dope mixtapes and a host of near-classic LPs. Of course, success resulted in too many Dips wanting to be the Rza, and the team splintered by the end of the decade.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
No Dipset reunion is on the horizon as of yet, but remember six years elapsed between Iron Flag and 8 Diagrams. Give it time.