reunions

The nostalgia train is truly moving now—it was only two weeks ago, after all, when XXL asked if we were back in the early 2000s 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, XXL has put together a list of 22 hip-hop groups, duos or frequent collaborators that have gotten back together.

Mobb deep

Mobb Deep

Mar. 23, 2013

After infighting and public feuding, Mobb Deep reunite once again and announce a new reunion project and tour.

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C-N-N

Mar. 27, 2013

N.O.R.E. calls in to Sway In The Morning to announce that Capone-N-Noreaga are reuniting and recording new music. A year later, the famed duo signed to Penalty Recordings for a new project.

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Wu-Tang Clan

Apr. 21, 2013

After years of bickering and separate projects, Wu-Tang Clan reunites at Coachella to celebrate 20 years in the game.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince

May 25, 2013

Decades after the show went off the air, Will Smith—on BBC's Graham Norton Show promoting a new movie—brought out DJ Jazzy Jeff to perform "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air."

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Three 6 Mafia... Sort Of

June 7, 2013

Three 6 Mafia announce they are reuniting for a new album, though without Juicy J.

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3rd Bass

July 12, 2013

After years of infighting, influential hip-hop group 3rd Bass performed a reunion show in Brooklyn, sparking plans for a tour and new music.

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Dame Dash and Jay Z

Aug. 7, 2013

Dame Dash and Jay Z reunite and pose for photos at a party together.

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Ja Rule and Ashanti

Aug. 12, 2013

Shortly after getting out of prison, Ja Rule reunites with Ashanti in the studio.

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Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, Turk and Cash Money

Aug. 23, 2013

After parting ways nearly a decade ago, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile and Turk joined Cash Money head honchos Birdman and Slim to honor the duo at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

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Goodie Mob

Aug. 26, 2013

After going their separate ways, Goodie Mob reunites and releases an album called Age Against The Machine.

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Latyrx

Sept. 3, 2013

After 16 years apart, Latyrx—the Bay Area underground duo consisting of Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truthspeaker—reunite for a new album.

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Deltron 3030

Sept. 23, 2013

Deltron 3030—Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator and Kid Koala—return with their first album in 13 years, called Event 2.

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Cypress Hill

Nov. 11, 2013

Cypress Hill announces that they will be returning for their first group album in a decade in 2014.

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A Tribe Called Quest

Nov. 19, 2013

A Tribe Called Quest reunites to open for Kanye West's Yeezus Tour.

Jurassic 5

Jurassic 5

Dec. 2, 2013

Chali 2na confirms that Jurassic 5 is getting back together for a tour in the summer of 2014.

The LOX

The LOX

Dec. 18, 2013

The LOX reunites for a surprise EP called Trinity.

Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley

Dec. 23, 2013

Cee Lo says that, after a five year wait, Gnarls Barkley will reunite in 2014.

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The Cool Kids

Jan. 7, 2014

After taking a self-described "timeout," The Cool Kids announced they were reuniting for a new album in 2014.

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OutKast

Apr. 12, 2014

OutKast officially reunites at Coachella.

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Dipset

May 14, 2014

A year after their 10th anniversary reunion show in NYC, Cam'ron reunites The Diplomats again in his new video with A-Trak.

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G-Unit

June 1, 2014

In what looked like an impossible situation, 50 Cent reunited G-Unit at Summer Jam this year.

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Diddy and Ma$e

June 23, 2014

After popping up together at last year's OVO Fest and again back in January to perform "Mo Money, Mo Problems" at Beats' Pre-Grammy party, Diddy and Ma$e post a photo on Instagram with the caption, “#HARLEM we baaaaacccck!! @mase #puffdaddy #MMM”.