A Recap Of Who Won In Round 3 Of The Greatest Rap Crew Of All-Time 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 Greatest Rap Crew of All Time launched with 32 collectives. After an exciting Round 3, the competition is officially down to 4 crews in the semifinal round, launching today (May 31).

The East Coast Round 3 Battles

The East Coast was decided in a matchup between Wu-Tang Clan and Ruff Ryders. Wu ultimately bested the double-R crew. After years of working together, including collaborative side projects, it cemented a Wu-Tang win in the East. The Clan has now defeated the Ruff Ryders, the Juice Crew, and Dreamville—victories that represent multiple generations and styles.

The Midwest Round 3 Battles

In the Midwest bracket, G.O.O.D. Music defeated Hypnotize Minds. Kanye West’s collective bested Three 6 Mafia and their many affiliates in this regional ranking. G.O.O.D. takes the Midwest, boasting acts like Big Sean, Common, Kid Cudi, GLC, and others—along with talent from the coasts, including Pusha-T, CyHi The Prynce, and 2 Chainz.

The West Coast Round 3 Battles

In the West, the Death Row Family defeated TDE in a matchup that found two oft-compared crews facing off. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Tha Dogg Pound family, and others proved to be the best in the West. Before TDE, they defeated N.W.A. & The Possé and the Hieroglyphics crew.

The Dirty South Round 2 Battles

In the Dirty South, YMCMB defeated So So Def to win the region. The Young Money Cash Money Billionaires won previous matchups against the No Limit Soldiers and Grand Hustle to comfortably win the South region.

Wu-Tang and G.O.O.D. now meet, after over a decade of crew members working together on major releases including My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Cruel Summer, and The Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack. Kanye and company face an influential RZA and squad to decide who reaches the championship round.

The Death Row Family now meets YMCMB in a semi-final that finds crews whose artists collaborated over the years, including Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne, as well as earlier work involving Dr. Dre, Mack 10, Juvenile, and others. Cash Money has called Death Row an influence, and now these two crews clash to decide which reaches the championship round.

Round 4 will decide the final round matchup, and gets this competition just a step away from determining a champion crew.

In this celebration of Hip-Hop and all of its talented crews, your vote decides the winner.

Go to BET.com to vote on which of these crews you believe should advance to the championship 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.