G.O.O.D. Music vs. Hypnotize Minds: The Greatest Rap Crew Competition

In recognition of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary, BET Digital, in partnership with Ambrosia For Headsis celebrating the culture by hosting a bracket-style competition that allows you to determine Hip-Hop’s greatest crew.

Rather than having “experts” tell you who is the greatest of all-time, this is your opportunity to collectively make that decision. After giving the opportunity to any and all fans to provide feedback on which crews should be included, 32 collectives from different regions, styles, and generations have been selected—all vying for that #1 spot. When the final battle is over and the last vote is cast, you will have determined who is your Greatest Rap Crew of All Time. The voting began with eight crews from the Midwest, which were selected with your feedback. Now, that bracket is down to two—battling for regional supremacy.



This matchup will send one winner to represent the entire Midwest among the four regional finalists. In the early 1990s, Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, and others formed the Hypnotize Minds camp. This crew of Memphis artists would eventually make hits, earn plaques, and win a series of awards, including an Oscar. A decade or so later, Kanye West launched a crew of friends that eventually expanded to attract industry veterans and incubate future stars. G.O.O.D. Music made great music and brought their chemistry to collaborations and compilations. These two crews worked together. Kanye West appeared on the reissue of Three 6 Mafia’s Most Known Unknown, a decade before teaming with Juicy J for “Ballin.’” Among many songs together, Juicy and 2 Chainz made a 2013 hit collaboration in “Bandz A Make Her Dance.” G.O.O.D. Music defeated the St. Lunatics in Round 1 and surpassed Shady in Round 2, while Hypnotize Minds bested Yo Gotti’s CMG in a Memphis showdown for Round 1 and stepped by Soulquarians in Round 2. Only one squad can advance to represent the Midwest as the tournament becomes four contenders.

Go to BET.com to vote on which of these crews you believe should advance to the next round, and to learn of the other crews that are battling in this round. You can also vote on Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #BETGreatestRapCrew and a hashtag with your favorite crew.