HIP HOP 50TH ANNIVERSARY

BET celebrates Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary with a year-long tribute to Hip Hop’s storied creation and the art form’s sonic and cultural expansion. Highlighting the art and activism of Hip Hop, the taste making fashion of Hip Hop, and the trillion dollar ecosystem that is the business of Hip Hop - BET honors the art form’s monumental impact.

FINALS

GRCOAT Winner Death Row Family

Death Row Family Wins the Greatest Rap Crew of All Time Tournament!

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and the Death Row Family defeated the Wu-Tang Clan in the championship to end all championships.
06/25/2023
Round 4 Battle Recap of the Greatest Rap Crew of All Time

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? Here's A Recap Of Round 4

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, Round 4’s semifinal was exciting to the very end.
06/05/2023
Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew?

Who’s The GOAT? Wu-Tang Clan vs. Death Row Family | Round 5

The championship matchup is here, between Wu-Tang Clan and Death Row Family.
06/06/2023

ROUND 3 BATTLE ARTICLES

ROUND 3 BATTLE ARTICLES

GRCOAT Bracket

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? Here's A Recap Of Round 2

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, Round 2 had some noteworthy highlights.
05/22/2023
Wu-Tang Clan and the Ruff Ryders

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? Wu-Tang Clan vs Ruff Ryders | Round 3

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 3 battle is between the Wu-Tang and Ruff Ryders.
05/23/2023
Good Music and Hypnotized Minds

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? G.O.O.D. Music vs Hypnotize Minds | Round 3

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 3 battle is a Midwest matchup between G.O.O.D. Music and Hypnotize Minds
05/23/2023
Death Row vs TDE

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? Death Row Family vs TDE | Round 3

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 3 battle is between two crews that hip hop fans often compare.
05/24/2023
Young Money vs. So So Def

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? YMCMB vs So So Def | Round 3

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 3 battle decides who wins the Dirty South region.
05/24/2023

ROUND 2 BATTLE ARTICLES - WEST COAST

ROUND 2 BATTLE ARTICLES - EAST COAST & MIDWEST

Round 1 Recap; Round 2 preview

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? Here's A Recap Of Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, Round 1 had some noteworthy highlights.
05/09/2023
Wu-Tang vs. Juice Crew

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? Wu-Tang Clan vs Juice Crew | Round 2

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 2 battle is between the Wu-Tang and the Juice Crew.
05/09/2023
Ruff Ryders vs G-Unit, Greatest Rap Crew of All Time

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? Ruff Ryders vs G-Unit | Round 2

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 2 battle is a Big Apple bout between Ruff Ryders and G-Unit.
05/09/2023
G.O.O.D. Music vs Shady, Greatest Rap Crew of all Time

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew?GOOD Music vs Shady | Round 2

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 2 battle is a Midwest matchup between GOOD Music and Shady.
05/10/2023
Soulquarians OR Hypnotize Minds, Greatest Rap Crew of All Time

Who’s The G.O.A.T. Rap Crew? Soulquarians vs Hypnotize Minds | Round 2

In the tournament to decide the greatest Rap crew of all time, this Round 2 battle is a matchup between the Soulquarians and Hypnotize Minds.
05/10/2023

BATTLE ARTICLES - DIRTY SOUTH

Dirty South Battles, The Greatest Rap Crew of All Time

The Dirty South Rap Crews: Who Will Reign Supreme?

From Quality Control to So So Def, the Dirty South is where icons of hip hop are made.
05/04/2023
YMCMB vs. GRAND HUSTLE

Who's The G.O.A.T.? YMCMB vs Grand Hustle | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is between the Young Money Cash Money Billionaires and Grand Hustle.
05/04/2023

Who’s The GOAT? No Limit Soldiers vs Rap-A-Lot | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is a Dirty South decision between No Limit and Rap-A-Lot.
05/04/2023
So So Def

Who’s The G.O.A.T.? Quality Control vs So So Def | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is an ATL matchup between Quality Control and So So Def.
05/04/2023
MMG vs. DUNGEON FAMILY

Who’s The GOAT? Maybach Music Group vs Dungeon Family | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is a matchup between Maybach Music Group and the Dungeon Family.
05/04/2023

BATTLE ARTICLES - WEST COAST

West Coast Region, GRCOAT, greatest rap crew of all time

The West Coast Rap Crews: Who Will Reign Supreme?

From Death Row to NWA, the crews from the West Coast introduced the legendary gangsta rap movement to the world.
05/03/2023

Who’s The GOAT? Sick Wid It vs Dangerous Crew | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is a Bay Area bout between E-40’s Sick Wid It and Too Short’s Dangerous Crew.
05/03/2023
DEATHROW FAMILY vs. HEIROGLYPHICS, Greatest Rap Crew of all Time

Who’s The GOAT? Death Row Family vs Hieroglyphics | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is between the Death Row Family and Hieroglyphics.
05/03/2023

Who’s The GOAT? N.W.A. & The Posse vs Soul Assassins | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is a wild West Coast matchup between N.W.A. & The Posse and Soul Assassins.
05/03/2023

Who’s The G.O.A.T.? TDE vs Odd Future | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is a modern West Coast matchup between TDE and Odd Future.
05/03/2023

BATTLE ARTICLES - MIDWEST

Roud 1 Midwest Battles, Greatest Rap Crew of All Time

The Midwest Rap Crews: Who Will Reign Supreme?

From St. Lunatics to Griselda, the Midwest has created some of the most talented crews in hip hop.
05/02/2023

Who’s The GOAT? Shady vs Bone Thugs | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is a Midwest matchup between Shady and Bone Thugs.
05/02/2023
G.O.O.D MUSIC  vs. ST. LUNATICS

Who’s The GOAT? G.O.O.D Music vs. St. Lunatics | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is between G.O.O.D. Music and St. Lunatics.
05/02/2023

Who’s The GOAT? Hypnotize Minds vs CMG | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is between Hypnotize Minds and Collective Music Group.
05/02/2023
Soulquarians, Griselda

Greatest Rap Crew: Soulquarians vs. Griselda

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is between two star-studded crews, Soulquarians and Griselda.
05/02/2023

BATTLE ARTICLES - EAST COAST

Round 1 East Coast Battles, GRCOAT

The East Coast Rap Crews: Who Will Reign Supreme?

From Wu-Tang Clan to A Tribe Called Quest, the East Coast has some of the most iconic rap crews in history.
05/01/2023

Who’s The GOAT? Native Tongues vs The Juice Crew | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is between the Native Tongues and the Juice Crew.
05/01/2023

Greatest Rap Crew: Bad Boy Family vs. Ruff Ryders

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is a Big Apple bout between Bad Boy and Ruff Ryders.
05/01/2023

Who’s The GOAT? Roc-A-Fella vs G-Unit | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is between JAY-Z’s Roc-A-Fella and 50 Cent’s G-Unit.
05/01/2023
Wu-Tang, Dreamville

Who's the G.O.A.T.? Wu-Tang Clan vs. Dreamville | Round 1

In the tournament to decide the greatest rap crew of all time, this Round 1 battle is between the Wu-Tang Clan and Dreamville.
05/01/2023

LATEST ON HIP HOP'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Julian Marley Talks Winning His First Grammy and Why His Father's Message Still Resonates

The son of the legendary Bob Marley, reflects on his diverse musical journey, winning a Grammy for ‘Colors of Royal,’ and the profound message behind ‘Bob Marley: One Love.’
02/14/2024

Black + Iconic: Jay-Z

Jackson State University senior D’Mia reflects on the hip-hop icon's journey from MC to music executive to rubbing shoulders with the politically powerful.
02/14/2024

LL COOL J Talks Appearing In Coors Light’s Super Bowl Commercial

The hip-hop icon is also reprising his role as Sam Hanna in “NCIS: Hawaiʻi."
02/08/2024

Black + Iconic: Queen Latifah

Howard University sophomore Rachel explains why the Queen of hip-hop is rap royalty and how she empowers others.
02/08/2024

Ice Cube Denies Taking Part In 'Secret Meeting' That Changed Hip Hop

The rap icon took to social media to set the record straight about allegations that he was involved in a gathering that sought to indoctrinate Black youth.
01/31/2024

Jam Master Jay Murder Case: Jury Selection Begins For Two Men Facing Charges In Death of Legendary Run-DMC DJ

Jason Mizell, who was part of the pioneering hip-hop group RUN-DMC, was killed on October 30, 2002.
01/22/2024

The Transformation of 6LACK

After a five-year hiatus, the acclaimed singer/songwriter and rapper released his latest project, ‘Since I Have a Love' in 2023 which received a Grammy nomination for Best Progressive R&B Album.
01/10/2024

MC Debbie D Calls Out Hip-Hop 50 Celebrations for Neglecting Female Rap Trailblazers

The former rapper emphasized the crucial need for their inclusion.
01/04/2024

Top 100 Music Videos That Helped Shape 50 Years of Hip Hop

20 videos that highlight the most iconic artist-director collaborations and some of the most streamed and celebrated visuals in the game.
12/28/2023