22 Hip-Hop Reunions In The Past Two Years

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    The nostalgia train is truly moving now—it was only two weeks ago, after all, when <em>XXL</em> asked if we were<a title="early" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/06/hip-hop-back-early-2000s/" target="_blank"> back in the early 2000s</a> hip-hop-wise—and with Diddy and Ma$e taking to Instagram to officially announce that they were "back" last night, it doesn't seem like things are going to be slowing down any time soon. Between both 1993 and 1994, so many classic albums and groups debuted that the 20-year anniversary concept is almost turning into a cliche; Wu-Tang, OutKast and Mobb Deep all used the milestone as an excuse to set aside their differences in the past two years, not that we're complaining. So with so much nostalgia embedded within the culture, <em>XXL</em> has put together a list of 22 hip-hop groups, duos or frequent collaborators that have gotten back together.
  • Mobb deep
    <h2>Mobb Deep</h2><strong>Mar. 23, 2013</strong><br /><br />After infighting and public feuding, <a title="mobb" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/03/mobb-deep-explains-fallout-reunion/" target="_blank">Mobb Deep reunite</a> once again and announce a new reunion project and tour.
  • capone n noreaga
    <h2>C-N-N</h2><strong>Mar. 27, 2013</strong><br /><br />N.O.R.E. calls in to Sway In The Morning to announce that <a title="cnn" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/03/capone-n-noreaga-are-reuniting-and-recording-new-music/" target="_blank">Capone-N-Noreaga</a> are reuniting and recording new music. A year later, the famed duo <a title="penalty" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/06/capone-n-noreaga-rejoins-penalty-entertainment/" target="_blank">signed to Penalty Recordings</a> for a new project.
  • wu-tang clan
    <h2>Wu-Tang Clan</h2><strong>Apr. 21, 2013</strong><br /><br />After years of bickering and separate projects, <a title="wu" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/07/5-rap-groups-who-recently-played-reunion-shows/2/" target="_blank">Wu-Tang Clan reunites at Coachella</a> to celebrate 20 years in the game.<br /><br /><iframe width="670" height="380" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IDJNgGTpHRk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • jazzy jeff fresh prince
    <h2>DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince</h2><strong>May 25, 2013</strong><br /><br />Decades after the show went off the air, Will Smith—on BBC's <em>Graham Norton Show</em> promoting a new movie—<a title="jazz" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/25/will-smith-fresh-prince-rap-alfonso-ribeiro-jaden-smith-dj-jazzy-jeff_n_3336968.html" target="_blank">brought out DJ Jazzy Jeff</a> to perform "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air."<br /><br /><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZwS14TiO7Pk" height="380" width="670" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>
  • Da Mafia Six
    <h2>Three 6 Mafia... Sort Of</h2><strong>June 7, 2013</strong><br /><br />Three 6 Mafia announce they are <a title="mafia" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/06/three-6-mafia-reunites-for-new-project-but-without-juicy-j/" target="_blank">reuniting for a new album</a>, though without Juicy J.
  • 3rd bass
    <h2>3rd Bass</h2><strong>July 12, 2013</strong><br /><br />After years of infighting, influential hip-hop group <a title="3rd" href="http://3rdbass.net/" target="_blank">3rd Bass </a>performed a reunion show in Brooklyn, sparking plans for a tour and new music.<br /><br /><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OVfyiiegJSU" height="380" width="670" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>
  • jay z dame dash
    <h2>Dame Dash and Jay Z</h2><strong>Aug. 7, 2013</strong><br /><br />Dame Dash and Jay Z reunite and <a title="roc" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/08/jay-z-reunites-with-dame-dash-at-party-for-photos/" target="_blank">pose for photos</a> at a party together.
  • ashanti ja rule
    <h2>Ja Rule and Ashanti</h2><strong>Aug. 12, 2013</strong><br /><br />Shortly after getting out of prison, <a title="ashanti" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/08/ja-rule-and-ashanti-reunite-in-the-studio/" target="_blank">Ja Rule reunites with Ashanti</a> in the studio.
  • cash money
    <h2>Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, Turk and Cash Money</h2><strong>Aug. 23, 2013</strong><br /><br />After parting ways nearly a decade ago, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile and Turk<a title="cash" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/08/mannie-fresh-juvenile-turk-reunite-with-cash-money-records/" target="_blank"> joined Cash Money </a>head honchos Birdman and Slim to honor the duo at the BMI R&amp;B/Hip-Hop Awards.
  • goodie mob
    <h2>Goodie Mob</h2><strong>Aug. 26, 2013</strong><br /><br />After going their separate ways, Goodie Mob reunites and releases an album called <a title="age" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/reviews/2013/08/goodie-mob-age-against-the-machine-album-review/" target="_blank"><em>Age Against The Machine</em></a>.
  • deltron 3030
    <h2>Deltron 3030</h2><strong>Sept. 23, 2013</strong><br /><br /><a title="deltron" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/09/deltron-3030-event-2-album-stream/" target="_blank">Deltron 3030</a>—Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala—return with their first album in 13 years, called <em>Event 2</em>.
  • cypress hill
    <h2>Cypress Hill</h2><strong>Nov. 11, 2013</strong><br /><br />Cypress Hill announces that they will be<a title="hill" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/11/cypress-hill-return-new-album-2014/" target="_blank"> returning for their first group album</a> in a decade in 2014.
  • tribe called quest
    <h2>A Tribe Called Quest</h2><strong>Nov. 19, 2013</strong><br /><br />A Tribe Called Quest <a title="tribe" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/10/a-tribe-called-quest-is-set-to-reunite-for-kanye-wests-tour/" target="_blank">reunites to open </a>for Kanye West's Yeezus Tour.
  • Jurassic 5
    <h2>Jurassic 5</h2><strong>Dec. 2, 2013</strong><br /><br />Chali 2na <a title="jurassic" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/12/chali-2na-confirms-jurassic-5-reunion/" target="_blank">confirms that Jurassic 5</a> is getting back together for a tour in the summer of 2014.
  • The LOX
    <h2>The LOX</h2><strong>Dec. 18, 2013</strong><br /><br />The LOX reunites for a surprise <a title="lox" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/12/lox-release-new-ep-trinity-itunes/" target="_blank">EP called <em>Trinity</em></a>.
  • Gnarls Barkley
    <h2>Gnarls Barkley</h2><strong>Dec. 23, 2013</strong><br /><br />Cee Lo says that, after a five year wait, Gnarls Barkley will <a title="gnarls" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/12/gnarls-barkley-reuniting-2014/" target="_blank">reunite in 2014</a>.
  • cool kids
    <h2>The Cool Kids</h2><strong>Jan. 7, 2014</strong><br /><br />After taking a self-described "timeout," The Cool Kids announced they were <a title="cool" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/01/the-cool-kids-will-reunite-in-2014/" target="_blank">reuniting for a new album</a> in 2014.
  • Outkast coachella
    <h2>OutKast</h2><strong>Apr. 12, 2014</strong><br /><br />OutKast officially <a title="coachella" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/04/outkast-reunites-shuts-coachella/" target="_blank">reunites at Coachella</a>.
  • dipset
    <h2>Dipset</h2><strong>May 14, 2014</strong><br /><br />A year after their 10th anniversary reunion show in NYC, Cam'ron <a title="dipset" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/05/camron-reunites-dipset-crew-in-new-video-with-a-trak/" target="_blank">reunites The Diplomats again</a> in his new video with A-Trak.<br /><br /><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qgfZgBpDzPM" height="380" width="670" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>
  • g-unit summer jam
    <h2>G-Unit</h2><strong>June 1, 2014</strong><br /><br />In what looked like an impossible situation, <a title="unit" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/06/g-unit-reunites-summer-jam-fight-breaks/" target="_blank">50 Cent reunited G-Unit</a> at Summer Jam this year.
  • diddy mase
    <h2>Diddy and Ma$e</h2><strong>June 23, 2014</strong><br /><br />After popping up together at last year's OVO Fest and again back in January to perform "<a title="problems" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/01/diddy-mase-reunite-perform-mo-money-mo-problems-beats-pre-grammy-party/" target="_blank">Mo Money, Mo Problems</a>" at Beats' Pre-Grammy party, Diddy and Ma$e <a title="diddy" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/06/puffy-reuniting-mae/" target="_blank">post a photo on Instagram</a> with the caption, “#HARLEM we baaaaacccck!! @mase #puffdaddy #MMM”.<br /><br /><iframe id="kaltura_player_1403548352" style="border: 0px solid #ffffff;" src="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_7fs5672j/uiconf_id/6740162/st_cache/35972?&amp;" height="380" width="670"></iframe>

Previously: With So Many Reunions, Is Hip-Hop Back In The Early 2000s?
Puff Daddy And Mase Reunite… On Instagram
G-Unit Reunites At Summer Jam, Fight Breaks Out