A hip-hop crew is not the same as a hip-hop group. Granted, they’re similar, and the words are often used interchangeably. But there are some important distinctions, those things that set the two apart.
While a group is essentially several emcees deciding to come together as one artist, a crew is a collective. More than anything, a crew can unite under one symbol and draw from the support and success of other artists in the crew. One artist’s success almost always means the same for others in the crew.
Each hip-hop crew represents a particular artistic ethos and place in time. Some, of course, have their clear stars, those members that stand out. But none of those individual artists would be as big without their respective crews.Click to start the list