The Federation was a West Coast hip hop trio that formed originally in 1998. Although they reportedly formed in 1998, the trio didn't really pick up
until 2001, after member Rock Ross's previous group, Cosmic Slop Shop, split. Tthey had their first breakthrough in 2004 with the single "Hyphy",
which was recorded with fellow West Coast artist E-40. The Federation ended up splitting in 2007.