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 DeepMar. 23, 2013
After infighting and public feuding, Mobb Deep reunite once again and announce a new reunion project and tour.
Wu-Tang ClanApr. 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 PrinceMay 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 OfJune 7, 2013
Three 6 Mafia announce they are reuniting for a new album, though without Juicy J.
3rd BassJuly 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 ZAug. 7, 2013
Dame Dash and Jay Z reunite and pose for photos at a party together.
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Ja Rule and AshantiAug. 12, 2013
Shortly after getting out of prison, Ja Rule reunites with Ashanti in the studio.
Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, Turk and Cash MoneyAug. 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.
Goodie MobAug. 26, 2013
After going their separate ways, Goodie Mob reunites and releases an album called Age Against The Machine.
LatyrxSept. 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.
Deltron 3030Sept. 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.
Cypress HillNov. 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 QuestNov. 19, 2013
A Tribe Called Quest reunites to open for Kanye West's Yeezus Tour.
Jurassic 5Dec. 2, 2013
Chali 2na confirms that Jurassic 5 is getting back together for a tour in the summer of 2014.
The LOXDec. 18, 2013
The LOX reunites for a surprise EP called Trinity.
Gnarls BarkleyDec. 23, 2013
Cee Lo says that, after a five year wait, Gnarls Barkley will reunite in 2014.
The Cool KidsJan. 7, 2014
After taking a self-described "timeout," The Cool Kids announced they were reuniting for a new album in 2014.
OutKastApr. 12, 2014
OutKast officially reunites at Coachella.
DipsetMay 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-UnitJune 1, 2014
In what looked like an impossible situation, 50 Cent reunited G-Unit at Summer Jam this year.
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