Which One Of These Hip-Hop Groups Deserves A Spot To Compete For Greatest Of All-Time?

“Finding the GOAT Group,” the fourth installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual competition series features Hip-Hop’s greatest groups vying for the #1 spot. Sixty-two groups have been pre-selected by a panel of experts, competing to advance to the Top 32, and one slot will be reserved for a wild-card entry, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving band of MCs and DJs is neglected. The 2018 contest consists of seven rounds, NCAA basketball-tournament style, leading to a Top 32, then the Sweet 16 and so on, until one winner is determined. For each match-up, two groups are pitted against one another with a ballot to decide which one advances to the next round. Though there will be an enormous amount of debate in comments, on social media, in barbershops and text messages, which we encourage, only votes cast in the official ballot (below) count.

Aside from one active ballot too close to call, Round 1 voting is complete with its winners determined. Now is the chance for fans to nominate a group that deserves to be in the bracket but was omitted. We have amassed Wild Card choices, apart from the 62 selected by our staff. These are groups that are all deserving of consideration, but which were not selected for the first round. This also involves the squads that AFH readers told us were wrongfully excluded. We have compiled these choices, along with the option to write-in additional choices. The winner of this poll heads to Round 2, so make your voice heard.

For ease of reference, we have included a list of the 62 groups that were considered in Round 1. Please do not write these groups in, as they have already had their chance to advance to the next round. The Final 32 will be announced next week, after the Wild Card voting has concluded.

A Tribe Called Quest
Beastie Boys
Black Moon
Black Sheep
Black Star
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Boogie Down Productions
Brand Nubian
Camp Lo
Cypress Hill
De La Soul
Digable Planets
Digital Underground
Dilated Peoples
Eightball & MJG
Eric B. & Rakim
Fat Boys
Fellowship Fellowship
Gang Starr
Geto Boys
Goodie Mob
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Heltah Skeltah
Jedi Mind Tricks
Jungle Brothers
Jurassic 5
Leaders Of The New School
Little Brother
Main Source
Mobb Deep
Naughty By Nature
Organized Konfusion
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Public Enemy
Rae Sremmurd
Run The Jewels
Salt n’ Pepa
Slum Village
Souls Of Mischief
The Pharcyde
The Roots
Three 6 Mafia
Ultramagnetic MCs
Wu-Tang Clan

Voting For Round 1 is now closed. Stay up to date with the latest Finding The GOAT Group brackets

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Round 2 begins next week.