Since its inception, hip hop has consistently relied on attention grabbing visual presentations. Many of the individuals who make up the rap culture have recognized the necessity for a heightened level of dress while others fully live with a lifestyle driven mindset. These distinct members of the culture are always innovating by creating noticeable imprints on the timeline of fashion and style. What separates the stylish innovator from the follower is an individual who embodies uniqueness and offers purveyors and fans with the definition of “fresh” which in essence is the donning of leading edge looks. The field of men’s fashion is rapidly expanding and many members of the hip hop scene are in on some of the industries best exports from the likes of designers such as Dries van Noten, Acne Studios, Raf Simons, Giuseppe Zanotti, Balmain and Kris Van Assche’s Dior. A host of creative streetwear brands like Palace, a Bathing Ape, Supreme and Midnight Studios, to name a few, provide the community with a range of basic mainstays that each channel different aspects of graphic fashion.

Global superstars such as Kanye West, Rick Ross, Tyler the Creator and Future pushed fashion forward this year by offering their respective aesthetics to the world at large. Inviting peeks into their character while pushing the boundaries of fashion within the scene, these are the most stylish rappers of 2015.

20. Joey Badass

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Pioneer of the Pro Era movement, Jozif Badmon has elevated his street centric look with tasteful footwear such as the Alexander Mcqueen oversized sneakers and high end streetwear design from Gosha Rubchinisky. Draped in Coach outerwear he is striking and conversely adorned in more urban influenced options such as the Kith x Colombia retro style Bugaboo or custom Alpha Industries bomber, Badass demonstrates why he is called such with a disheveled yet overtly clean styling.

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