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.

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