The 50 Best Rap and R&B Collaborations

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The Best Rap and R&B Collaborations

Jay Z and Beyonce
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The 90s became the era when rappers openly embraced R&B singers. In the 2000s, it was no longer considered taboo when artists like Jay-Z and Ghostface teamed up with singers like Beyonce and Mary J. Blige. Check out a roundup of the best hits born out of this once-unholy matrimony of rap and R&B.

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations: #50 - #46

50 | I Can't Wait - OutKast ft. Sleepy Brown

49 | I Like That - Houston ft. I-20, Nate Dogg, Chingy

48 | Addictive - Truth Hurts ft. Rakim

47 | Fast Lane - Bilal ft. Jadakiss and Dr. Dre

46 | Karma - Lloyd Banks ft. Avant

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations: #45 - #41

Jay Z and Beyonce
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45 | Thugz Mansion - 2Pac ft. Anthony Hamilton

44 | Ghetto Supastar - Pras Michel ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mya

43 | Sincerity - Mary J. Blige ft. DMX and Nas

42 | Locked Up (remix) - Akon ft. Styles P.

41 | Deja vu - Beyonce ft. Jay Z

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations: #40 - #36

40 | The Best of Me (Remix) - Jay-Z & Mya

39 | How Do You Want It - 2Pac & K-Ci & Jojo

38 | Still Not A Player - Big Pun & Joe

37 | Body Kiss - The Isley Bros. ft. Lil' Kim

36 | We Ride - R.Kelly, Cam'ron, Jay-Z, Vegas Cats, & Nore

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations: #35 - #31

35 | I Don't Wanna Know - Mario Winans ft. Diddy

34 | Hey Lover - Boyz II Men & LL Cool J

33 | Just Right - Ryan Leslie ft. Snoop Dogg

32 | Start from Scratch - The Game & Marsha (of Floetry)

31 | Glory - John Legend & Common

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations: #30 - #26

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30 | Gold Digger - Kanye West & Jamie Foxx

29 | Pocketbook (Remix) - Me'Shell Ndegeocello ft. Redman

28 | Street Dreams - Nas & R.Kelly

27 | What These B****es Want - DMX ft. Sisqo

26 | Fiesta (Remix) - R.Kelly & Jay-Z

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations: #25 - #21

Ciara and Ludacris during MTV Spring Break 2005
Ciara and Ludacris during MTV Spring Break 2005. Theo Wargo / Staff / Getty Images

25 | I've Changed - LL Cool J ft. Ryan Toby

24 | The Streets of New York - Rakim, Nas, & Alicia Keys

23 | We Need a Resolution - Aaliyah ft. Timbaland

22 | Break Up to Make Up - Method Man & D'Angelo

21 | Oh - Ciara ft. Ludacris

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations: #20 - #16

The Notorious B.I.G
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20 | Been Through the Storm - Busta Rhymes ft. Stevie Wonder

19 | Got It (Remix) - Goapele ft. E-40

18 | Breakdown - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Mariah Carey

17 | High Post Brotha - Jill Scott ft. Common

16 | One More Chance (Remix) - The Notorious B.I.G. & Faith Evans

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations #15 - #11

Black Thought of The Roots and Cody ChesnuTT
Black Thought of The Roots and Cody ChesnuTT during 99x Presents The Big Rock at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2003. R. Diamond / Contributor / Getty Images

15 | The Seed (2.0) - The Roots ft. Cody ChesnuTT

14 | Why - Jadakiss & Anthony Hamilton

13 | The Way You Move - OutKast ft. Sleepy Brown

12 | Can't Knock The Hustle - Jay-Z & Mary J. Blige

11 | Break You Off - The Roots ft. Musiq

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations #10 - #6

Erykah Badu, Black Thought of the Roots, and Eve
rykah Badu, Black Thought of the Roots, and Eve perform at the 2010 Hennessy Artistry concert series at Cipriani Wall Street on October 14, 2010 in New York City. Johnny Nunez / Contributor / Getty Images

10 | All That I Got Is You - Ghostface & Mary J. Blige

9 | Can't Deny It - Fabolous ft. Nate Dogg

8 | I'll Be Missing U - Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, & 112

7 | Fantasy (Remix) - Mariah Carey ft. Ol'Dirty Bastard

6 | You Got Me - The Roots & Erykah Badu & Eve

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Top 50 Rap and R&B Collaborations #5 - #1

Mary J. Blige and Method Man perform
Mary J. Blige and Method Man perform during Hot 97's 'Busta Rhymes And Friends: Hot For The Holidays' at Prudential Center on December 5, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Taylor Hill / Contributor / Getty Images

5 | Home Alone - R. Kelly ft. Keith Murray

4 | If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) - Nas ft. Lauryn Hill

3 | Let's Get Down - Tony Toni Tone ft. DJ Quik

2 | No Diggity - BLACKstreet ft. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen

1 | I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By - Method Man & Mary J. Blige