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From Jay Z and Bey to Dr Dre and Eminem, this is what happens when two of the best team up.
t wasn't long ago Amber Rose was writing open letters to her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa, letting him know she wanted them to get back together. But as of later she's been spotted out and about with another rapper, Machine Gun Kelly. The two were first seen in pictures holding hands and looking very close and have now confirmed their relationship with this photo. Picture: Instagram
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's relationship was a long time coming, finally the two are now public - and even more so, altthought it hasn't been official confirmed, Nicki's been walking around with a big rock on her engagement finger! Picture: Instagram
John Legend and his beautiful model wife Chrissy Teigen first met on the set of Legend's 2007 music video 'Stereo,' Eight years later they are happily married and a hip-hop couple to envy. Just one look at Chrissy's Instagram account will give you an insight into their family life. Picture: PA
No doubt Beyoncé and Jay Z are the most powerful couple hip hop has ever seen – and that's powerful in every sense of the word. As a couple, happily married since 2002 with baby Blue Ivy coming along in 2012, and as one of the world's hottest collaborative musicians, scoring hits with 'Bonnie And Clyde,' 'Crazy In Love' and 'Drunk In Love' – the Queen and her King are totally unstoppable.
They've not been intertwined for as long as some other couples on the lift, but there's no doubt that Kanye and Kim have the power. With estimated worth's of $100 million and £40 million respectively, they're only stronger together – and since we were graced with the 'Bound 2' video, we can only imagine there's more to come in the world of hip-hop from these two.
If 2013 wasn't big enough for Pharrell musically (his name was on the two best-selling songs of the year), it was one of the biggest years of his personal life too as he finally married his long-term girlfriend Helen Lasichanh. The two have a son together, Rocket Man Williams, born in 2008, and Pharrell has referred to Helen as his 'bestie'.
Married since 2010 with one child together Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have an undeniable power in the music industry. She's had countless hits, he's produced countless hits (including for Beyonce's 'Check On It and Busta Rhymes 'Touch It') and together they have won countless Grammy Awards.
With Dre credited as the person who blew up Eminem's career to a global and multi-platinum level, Em's never been shy to express his gratefulness. "I owe my life to you" he raps on their hit collaboration 'I Need A Doctor.' But their relationship isn't just love and hugs – it's business. And that's exactly what Dre made of Eminem, a very, very successful business.
These Young Money label mates have a serious bro-mance going on. If they aren't enjoying each others company court-side they're making music together, and if they aren't making music together, they're making music about each other. "I know Drizzy gonna kill 'em" Lil Wayne raps in 'Miss Me.' They've already got a ton of tracks behind them and with Young Money's compilation album due for release this year, we can imagine there's only more to come.
These guys have been together since 1992 and over two decades later have proved they're still going strong as they reunite this year for 40 festivals of the summer period. Together they've sold over 25 million records, won six grammy awards, and have an estimated combined wealth of almost $100 million. Picture: Tumblr/BigBoi
Before Kanye West was making records he was producing them for Roc-A-Fella label mate Jay Z. Many years and many guest features later, the two finally released their collaborative album 'Watch The Throne' in 2011, which went on to become certified platinum and lead to a 57-date tour that grossed $75 million – making it the highest grossing hip hop tour ever. That's one powerful couple of rappers.