A Riley riddle:

My prefix is a unicorn,
My infix is not better.
My suffix is the first to do teamwork,
My $whole + Boyz$ is hip-hop.

Can you solve this?
Sorry, you can't just go to a mathematician and ask him to solve this.
Only a Puzzler can solve this๐Ÿ˜‰

Hint 1:

The answer is not a word

  • $\begingroup$ Can mathematic puzzlers answer? $\endgroup$ – Oliver Aug 14 '20 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Oliver Yes ;-) $\endgroup$ – math Aug 14 '20 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ The answer's something they like. $\endgroup$ – math Aug 14 '20 at 14:48

I think the answer is


General Reasoning

Given the title and the hint, I think the answer might be a number.

My prefix is a unicorn,

A unicorn would indicate the number 1

My infix is not better.

I assume this to mean "not better than my prefix", so perhaps 0.

My suffix is the first to do teamwork,

There's no "I" in team so the first number which could be considered to do teamwork is probably 2.

My ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’+๐ต๐‘œ๐‘ฆ๐‘ง is hip-hop.

I think this refers to the group 102 Boyz

Previous answer

112 which I thought might refer to this

  • $\begingroup$ Really, Really almost there. Just one digit wrong. But nice answer $\endgroup$ – math Aug 14 '20 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ This is nowhere near what I was thinking of! $\endgroup$ – Oliver Aug 14 '20 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ @math I think I've found the answer you're looking for which fits a bit better. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Aug 14 '20 at 15:44
  • $\begingroup$ Exactly. You are right. $\endgroup$ – math Aug 14 '20 at 15:45
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