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Dope Duets: Unofficial Rap Duos Who Are Known for Dropping Heat

The rap game has seen a lot of successful rap groups rise to fame, but we don't talk about unofficial rap duos enough. Let's get into it!


Oct. 24 2023, Published 4:47 p.m. ET

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Unofficial rap duos have redefined the hip-hop landscape, churning out musical masterpieces that resonate with fans around the globe.

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Their collaborations bring together two distinct voices, each with a unique approach to the art, to create a powerful synergy that consistently leaves listeners impressed.

Let's take the rhymers below, for instance. Their organic chemistry and ability to deliver pitchy punchlines are equally as commercially successful as they are thought-provoking. Here's a look at the most compelling unofficial rap duos in the game right now!

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz: Rekindling the Fire

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Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, two rap titans in their own right, are both well respected in the industry. In late 2023, the duo announced that they would be releasing a new album called Welcome to Collegrove.

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The collaboration is a sequel to 2 Chainz's 2016 album, Collegrove, which was technically supposed to be a joint album. Due to a dispute between Wayne and his label, 2 Chainz was listed as the primary artist while Wayne was only featured on the album.

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This time around, they're doing it right.

Fans have been eagerly waiting for this album to drop, and they won't have to wait much longer. Welcome to Collegrove's release date is set for Nov. 19.

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Drake and Future: The Unstoppable Duo

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Drake and Future are an unstoppable force when it comes to delivering their bars. They're also known for their memeable shenanigans. Undoubtedly, this duo has created several culture-shifting moments.

Their collaboration journey began when Drake dropped the remix to Future's "Tony Montana." And the rest, as they say, is history.

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The song set the stage for their musical partnership for years to come. Drake and Future's first joint album, What a Time to be Alive, was released in 2015 and met with widespread acclaim.

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Drake and Rick Ross: The Hitmakers

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There's something about a Drake and Rick Ross collab that just gets the people going.

Songs like "Aston Martin Music" and "Stay Schemin'" are just two of their chart-topping hits. Arguably, Drake and Rick Ross are one of the most unlikely duos in hip-hop, but something about it just works.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West: Legends of The Throne

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Although the two are no longer BFFs, Jay-Z and Kanye West made up one of the most iconic partnerships in hip-hop history. And their joint album, Watch The Throne, is arguably one of the best joint albums of all time.

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Their collaboration reshaped the boundaries of artistic expression by offering a unique blend of Black opulence, decadence, and raw emotion.

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Quavo and Travis Scott: Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho

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Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, was a groundbreaking studio album that marked the harmonious collaboration between two rap luminaries, Travis Scott and Quavo. Released in 2017, this musical masterpiece left an indelible mark on the hip-hop landscape.

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With guest appearances from Migos' Takeoff and Offset and production magic from Murda Beatz, Southside, and Frank Dukes, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho climbed the charts and secured a coveted third spot on the US Billboard 200.

The album garnered widespread acclaim from critics and music lovers alike..

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