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Hip-Hop Crews

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Today on Talk of the Town, The Middle Men will be discussing Hip Hop Crews.  There are a lot of crews comprised of artists that are well-versed in the industry.  Hip Hop Crews date back to when Hip Hop first started with Sugar Hill Gang, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5,  Juice Crew, BDP, Tribe Called Quest, NWA, Alcoholiks, Dogg Pound etc.  The Middle Men would like to compare the current hip hop crews to assess whether or not these current current crews have any dominance. 

What makes a strong crew? What types of things makes a crew different from others? Why do some label formulate their artists into crews? (Cash Money, Young Money, Maybach Music, Baby Boy Records)  What would make a label want to sign an entire crew instead of one artist? How can crews continue to stick together and work without splitting up? Who has the best crew of artist out right now? Does the label have any control over a hip hop crew?