Rap group OutKast perform at the 44th Annual Gramm

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NBC’s Saturday Night Live doesn’t always make us laugh, but whoever books their live musical guests is doing something right.

From Donald Glover’s viral performance earlier this month, to legendary shows from Kendrick Lamar, 2Pac, OutKast, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Drake and Nate Dogg, re-live (or discover) these gems from the SNL archive.

via @OnlyHipHopFacts, here are Kendrick and Pac electrifying the stage in different decades.

Hit the next page to see Ja Rule and Ashanti murder the stage in 2001.

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