100. Craig Sager


Sideline Swag
Age: 61
Hometown: Batavia, Illinois
Occupation: Sideline Reporter
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… NBA players did their best to out-weird Sager’s notorious outfits during this year’s NBA playoffs, but at the end of the day, none of the getups could compare to the swag of Sager’s velvet suits, floral ties, and overall eccentric style.

99. Shaheem Reid


Laid Back Swag
Age: 36
Hometown: Queens, NY
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... Not too many hip-hop journalists are cool enough to host a mixtape from one of the hottest rappers in the game. Shaheem Reid is. The veteran scribe co-hosted Rick Ross’s Rich Forever mixtape alongside DJ Scream earlier this year. But Reid’s writing pedigree is only half of his charm. The dude is just smooth. He might show up to an event hours late and post up as if he’d been there all along. You’d think he teleported there. Swag!

98. Beyoncé


Queen B Swag
Age: 30
Hometown: Texas
Occupation: R&B singer
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… A Lady in the streets but a… no disrespect, Jay. Bey is the epitome of a dope chick, and now that she's a proud mama, she can even be considered a MILF (again, no disrespect, Jay).

97. Tom Brady


Superman Swag
Age: 34
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Occupation: NFL Player
Last Year’s Position:N/A
Swagga Like... Super Bowl rings and MVPs, a super model wife, a super list of endorsements, plenty of GQ covers—Brady is the All-American dude that they usually only paint in the movies, except this time he's real.

96. Robinson Cano

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Effortless Swag
Age: 29
Hometown: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Occupation: Professional Baseball Player
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… You know you’re great when you’re the best player on a team consisting of future Hall of Famers like Derek Jeter and A-Rod. The Yankees slugger makes everything look easier than it really is. It’s almost as if he’s not even trying.

95. Stevie Wonder


Legendary Swag
Age: 62
Hometown: Detroit
Occupation: Singer
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... The man did blind what mere mortals can’t do with vision. Millions of records sold and several honors attached to his name, Stevie Wonder is the definition of a legend. His presence alone equals swag. Wonder came in at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 All-Time Artists in 2008 and nobody can argue with that.

94. Nick Wooster


Aged Swag
Age: 52
Hometown: New York
Occupation: Recently appointed JCPenney Fashion Director, Menswear
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… He made tattoos classy and has the eye to predict what trends will be hot in the future before any self-appointed fashionista can.


92. Rafael Nadal


The King of Clay Swag
Age: 26
Hometown: Manacor, Majorca, Spain
Occupation: Tennis Player
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga like… Nadal may have dropped his No. 1 singles ranking but his swag remains intact, replacing Cristiano Ronaldo as the new face of Emporio Armani underwear and Armani Jeans. To add to that, in June of 2012, Nadal overtook Federer as the top tennis player on social networking sites, with over 10 million facebook fans and 2.4 million Twitter followers.

Snoop Dogg

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Old Dog Learning New Tricks Swag
Age: 40
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Rapper, Businessman
Last Year’s Position:N/A
Swagga Like... Calvin Broadus continues to age in dog years. After 11 solo albums, last year Snoop teamed with Wiz Khalifia and the two doobie brothers produced a pair of stoner works: the High School soundtrack and film. This year, he reinvented himself once more (Madonna ain’t got shit on him) as Snoop Lion, a rastafarian-inspired dancehall artist backed by Diplo’s Major Lazer outfit. Snoop be jammin’.

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"If it's smelling sweet, I'll lick it for a hourAnd even it's sour might lick it in the shower/I go dumb and ignorant when I'm on that clitoris/Lick your ass delirious, my tongue game so damn serious"

89. ScHoolboy Q


Gangsta In Designer Swag
Age: 25
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Rapper
Last Year’s Position: N/A
Swagga Like... “How swag am I?” ScHoolboy Q asks on his biggest hit, “Hand on the Wheel.” Pretty damn swag, Q. The boy came up quick, thanks to his standout verses on Black Hippy projects, his own breakout Habits & Contradictions, and other collaborations with big names like 50 Cent and Childish Gambino. He can be a “Gangsta In Designer,” like the title of one of his tracks, or rock a tracksuit and boat hat with a scruffy beard, and Q is still doing his thing.

88. Diplo


International Tastemaker Swag
Age: 33
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: DJ, Producer
Last Year’s Position: N/A
Swagga Like… I’m international, baby!

86. John Slattery

Mad Men (Season 5)

Salt and Pepper Swag
Age: 49
Hometown: Boston, MA
Occupation: Actor
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… The fact that Slattery’s Roger Sterling spends most of his work time on Mad Men drinking scotch, flirting with secretaries and making politically incorrect wise cracks would make him a shoe-in for the top five for the 1960’s version of this list. Today, he makes the cut for two reasons: one, he bagged Joan, the show’s voluptuous red-headed bombshell, and two, his gloriously full head of silver hair gives hope to aging playboys every Sunday night.

86. Jason Sudeikis


He's Got Rhythm For a White Dude Swag
Age: 36
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… This SNL standout is more than just a funnyman. Sudeikis actually has some moves, as evident on the sketch comedy show's What Up With That skits, in which he executes old school dances like the running man and the Roger Rabbit flawlessly. He's also proven himself to being quite the ladies man. He's been romantically linked to Mad Men's January Jones and House M.D.’s Olivia Wilde.

85. T.I.

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Napolean Swag
Age: 31
Hometown: Atlanta
Last Year's Position: 14
Swagga Like... The ladies love him and the fellas wanna be like him. T.I. has definitely carved out his niche in the business. In addition to spawning hit records, Tip shows his business savvy by snagging a VH1 reality series with his wifey Tiny and still being able to land roles on the big screen too. Grand Hustle, and swag to go along with it, indeed. It’s the King, homie!

84. Teyana Taylor


Fly Girl Swag
Age: 21
Hometown: Harlem, NY
Occupation: Singer
Last Year’s Position: N/A
Swagga Like... Hasn’t dropped an album yet but she’s still G.O.O.D. Music.

83. Allen Iverson

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Defiant Swag
Age: 37
Hometown: Newport News, VA
Occupation: Former NBA Player
Last Year’s Position: 39
Swagga Like... Allen Iverson deserves much credit for the modern day inextricable link between basketball and hip-hop, athletes and rappers. The former NBA MVP, who once pursued a short-lived career as a rapper, changed the style of the league, from an on-and-off court perspective.

82. Waka Flocka Flame


I Don’t Give A F— Swag
Age: 26
Hometown: South Jamaica, Queens/Clayton County, Georgia
Occupation: Mogul, Rapper Waka!
Last Year’s Position: N/A
Swagga Like… A livewire that does what the fuck he wants.


Hip-hop artists and fans have always had a lot of respect for fashion and have always strived to be ahead of the curve with new trends. From its burgeoning beginnings, street wear has been an undeniable force in culture, music, and fashion, and today brands like LRG, 10 Deep, Supreme and Black Scale are mainstream and iconic companies that dictate the way young artists and fans dress. To celebrate some of our favorite rappers wearing our favorite brands, we pulled together some photos of rappers in street wear. Check it out.

80. Phil Knight

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Culture-Building Swag
Age: 74
Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon
Occupation: Chairman and co-founder of your favorite sneaker brand.
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… What are you wearing? Nikes? Jordans? Lebrons? This guy’s responsible. Bow down.

79. Ryan Lochte


Olympic Swag
Age: 27
Hometown: Canandaigua, NY
Occupation: Swimmer
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... This young lad has a lot to boast about. A six-time Olympic medalist (three gold, two silver, one bronze), Lochte holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay and individually, he currently holds the world record in the 200-meter individual medley and the 400-meter individual medley. Need more? Lochte was awarded the World Swimmer of the Year Award and the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice. He has also been named the FINA Swimmer of the Year twice. He has won a total of fifty-seven medals in major international competition, thirty-seven gold, eleven silver, and nine bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, Pan American, and the Pan Pacific Championships.

78. Pharrell Williams

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Cool Nerd Swag
Age: 39
Hometown: Virginia Beach
Occupation: Producer
Last Year’s Position: 26
Swagga Like… A stylish b-boy and skateboarder that wears what he likes (including his own BBC clothing line) and makes music the way he likes.


76. Adele


Songbird Swag
Age: 24
Hometown:Tottenham, England
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... Her debut album, 19, was certified four times platinum in the UK and two times in the US. And her sophomore album, 21, earned her six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, equalling the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. As if that weren't enough, 21 has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK and has held the top position longer than any other album since 1985 in the U.S. Can somebody say HBIC?

75. Kim Kardashian


Super Bad Swag
Age: 31
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Reality TV Star
Last Year's Position: 69
Swagga Like... Hands down: Kim K. is one of the baddest chicks in the game. And now that she’s dripping extra Swagu by association thanks to her new boyfriend Kanye West’s swag sauce (He dropped the “L” word in reference to her on his song “Cold (Theraflu)” and has been parading around with her, hand-in-hand, on a global level the past few months), her swag has officially been boosted.

74. Chris Brown


Reckless Swag
Age: 23
Hometown: Tappahannock, VA
Occupation: R&B Singer, Actor
Last Year’s Position: 68
Breezy still loses cool points for his questionable antics every now and then, but there’s no denying his swag. He’s arguably the best dancer in the business and he continues to deliver good music with his recently released Fortune LP. He’s even been putting rappers to shame as of late—releasing an all-rap mixtape, Boy in Detention, appearing in one of the the BET Hip Hop Awards’s cyphers and spitting bars on the lead single to his aforementioned LP. Oh, and the ladies still love him.

73. Mila Kunis

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Talent-and-Beauty-Combo Swag
Age: 28
Hometown: Chernivtsi, Ukraine SSR
Occupation: Actress
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… Ashton Kutcher’s shorty from That ‘70s Show has grown up to be a highly sought-after actress in Hollywood. She’s the voice behind Meg from Family Guy and starred in a couple of dope movies the last year not to mention she defended her Friends With Benefits costar Justin Timberlake from heckling Ukranian reporters in her native language, which was oh-so-sexy. Who wouldn't want a piece of Mila?

72. David Bowie


Androgynous Swag
Age: 65
Hometown: London
Occupation: Singer
Last Year’s Position:49
Swagga Like... Bowie bagged Iman 20 years ago and the former Ziggy Stardust superstar is still rolling with the superstar on his arm to red carpets. Add to that his prodigious musical talent and his style, which continues to set trends. Fame.

71. Mick Jaggerr


Legendary Swag
Age: 68
Hometown: London
Occupation: Rock Star
Last Year’s Position:27
Swagga Like... He’s the guy that everyone (still) sings about moving like.


Boss Man Swag
Age: 54
Hometown: Queens, NY
Occupation: Mogul
Last Year's Position: 57
Swagga Like... Russell Simmons is the man—plain and simple. He is behind some of the biggest acts in the history of Hip-Hop, spearheaded one of the most celebrated labels in rap music (Def Jam), married a fly model, Kimora Lee Simmons, whom he has two daughter with and remains good friends with after their divorce, and dates amazonian-type women under the age of 30. Return of the mack!


Cynical Swag
Age: 56
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Comedian, TV Host
Last Year’s Position: 70
Swagga Like... The host of HBO’s Real Time is forward-thinking and unapologetic about his views. He doesn’t back down from debate, asks tough questions, and manages to sprinkle in plenty of humor throughout. Plus, he likes to talk about smokin’ weed and fuckin’ women. Swag!

68. Eva Mendes


Spunky Swag
Age: 37
Hometown: Miami, FL
Last Year's Position: 87
Swagga Like... She’s sultry, but sweet, warm and funny and sexy…soooooo sexy. The Cuban-American by way of Miami exudes a perfect balance between sex appeal and girl next door—just like we like them! She has that spunky, keep her man on his toes swag which makes her oh so hot.

67. Brad Pitt

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Alpha Male Swag
Age: 48
Previous Spot: N/A
Hometown: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Occupation: Actor, Producer
Last Year's Position: N/A


65. Anderson Cooper


Made for TV Swag
Age: 45
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Broadcast journalist
Last Year’s Position: N/A
Swagga Like... Cooper has been doing his thing in the television news world for the last decade plus, most notably holding down his post on CNN as host of Anderson Cooper 360. The vet has won multiple Emmys for his reporting, and has interviewed a who’s who of Hollywood stars and politicians.

64. Robert DeNiro

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Grown Man Swag
Age: 68
Hometown: New York, New York
Occupation: Actor, Director
Last Year's Position: 12
Swagga Like… A true New York thoroughbred, he’s most likely your favorite actor’s favorite actor and favorite rapper’s favorite actor.

63. Joe Budden


Lady Lover Swag
Age: 31
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Occupation: Rapper
Previous Post: N/A
Swagga Like... For years, the “Pump it Up” rapper has been known as the guy who can bag the baddest video chicks in the game. Lately it’s been easy to see why as his undeniable charisma has turned him into the face of Eminem’s super group Slaughterhouse.

62. J.R. Smith


I’ll Take Your Chick Swag
Age: 26
Hometown: Freehold, New Jersey
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... Who knew J.R. Smith had this much swag? The electrifying shooting guard always played with panache in his Denver days, but he’s definitely added some bounce to his step since relocating to the Big Apple to play for the Knicks. On the personal tip, he got in Tahiry’s pants and tweeted a photo of her backside and has been romantically linked to Rihanna lately. Additionally, J.R.’s proven himself to be a fly dude, frequently posting photos of his fresh sneaker collection on Instagram.

61. Rosario Dawson


Cool Chick Swag
Age: 33
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Actress
Last Year’s Position:47
Swagga Like... She's one of the guys, but looks better than most of the girls.

60. Lyor Cohen

Lyor Cohen

Shelf-Your-Album-If-You-Act-Up Swag
Age: 52
Hometown: New York, New York
Occupation: Record Label Executive, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records
Last Year's Position: 36
Swagga Like… Let's just say your favorite rappers owe him favors.

59. Mason Disick


Terrible Twos Swag
Age: Two
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Living that toddler life
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… He stays dapper like his daddy but with a little less effort. That's because Mason isn't bogged down by adult troubles, living his life carefree while rocking the best threads (just check out his Burberry sweater in the photo above). And now that mommy Kourtney has given birth to her second child, Penelope Disick, Mason will have a fashionable sidekick to tag along with him.

58. Jack Nicholson


Courtside Swag
Age: 73
Hometown: Neptune City, New Jersey
Occupation: Actor, Lakers Fan
Swagga Like... Wearing shades inside is cool, not a cardinal sin—at least that's what we've gathered from Jack Nicholson's swag. We aren't mad at that.


Panty Dropper Swag
Age: 27
Hometown: Virginia
Occupation: R&B singer
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… Two words: Anticipation 2. If you don't have this mixtape in your iPod rotation, then, you're missing out on some of the best bedroom music out in 2012. Not to mention, the crooner, who has long been compared to his predecessor R. Kelly, is good looking, confident and has enviable singing chops.

56. David Beckham


Cool Dad Swag
Age: 37
Hometown: Leytonstone, London, England
Occupation: Professional Soccer Player
Previous Spot: N/A
Swagga Like… Still manages to look cool while sitting courtside at Lakers games with his superstar wife and four kids.

55. Prince


OG Purple Swag
Age: 54
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Producer
Last Year's Position: 5
Swagga Like… He always has an assistant speaking on his behalf. He sleeps with any walking female he desires. He wears clothes that look like carpet drapes, but still makes more money than the toughest rappers. His guitars are displayed in museums. His catalog continues to build. And Purple Rain is somewhere in your house. Take that.

54. Tom Hardy


Beast Mode Swag
Age: 34
Hometown: Hammersmith, London, UK
Occupation: Actor
Previous Post: N/A
Swagga Like… From portraying a brawling fighter in Warrior, to taking on the role of one of Batman’s greatest foes, Bane, Hardy’s badass tough guy swag is unparalleled.

53. Richard Branson


Entrepreneurial Swag
Age: 61
Hometown: London
Occupation: Chairman of Virgin Group
Last Year's Position: 37
Swagga Like… Best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies, Richard Branson is the definition of entrepreneur. After launching a magazine and then an audio record mail-business, Branson opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores, in 1972. In the 1980s, he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label. If that isn't impressive enough, Branson is the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom, according to the Forbes 2011 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US$4.2 billion. Swagtastic, anyone?

52. Aziz Ansari


Funny Man Swag
Age: 29
Previous Spot: N/A
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Swagga Like… The only man not named Jay or Kanye deemed cool enough to appear in the visual for “Otis,” Aziz’s swag can’t be denied any longer. From going toe-to-toe for the title of “Smoothest Man Alive” with Puffy in Ciroc commercials to stealing the show in movies (30 Minutes or Less) and commercials (Nike’s, The Kobe System), the Parks and Recreation star will certainly be mentioned among the swaggiest alive for the foreseeable future.


Underrated Swag
Age: 28
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Reality TV Star
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… She can make a joke and take a joke —but don’t get too comfortable: Khloe Kardashian takes no shit. She’s, unfortunately, the most picked-on Karadashian for her alleged un-Kardashian-like looks, including her height and even weight; she’s reportedly been trying to have a child unsuccessfully with NBA baller/husband Lamar Odum; and it was recently reported that she might actually be a love child mother Kris Jenner had during an affair on ex-husband Robert Kardashian. But, Khloe remains happy and fly despite it all, telling off Perez Hilton along the way for being, in her own words, her biggest bully.

50. French Montana


Bodega Swag
Age: 27
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… Most of French's appeal doesn't come from his music. Sure, he's proven himself to be a capable song maker, but it's the Bronx Bomber's nonchalant charm that has fans nationwide buying into him. The Bad Boy rapper is reminiscent of a Bodega worker who befriends his customers with funny conversation.

49. Big Sean


Swerve Swag
Age: 24
Hometown: Detroit
Occupation: Rapper
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… Quiet as kept, Big Sean is an influential MC in his own right. Sean may not have invented hashtag rap, but he’s made it trendy in today’s landscape. He also has everyone saying “Swerve” nowadays. As for fashion, he helped popularize the snap back hat trend and is bold enough to rock a full body mink. Swerve!

48. Daniel Craig


Secret Agent Swag
Age: 44
Previous Spot: N/A
Hometown: Chester, Chesire, England
Occupation: Actor
Swagga Like… Being the most bad-ass James Bond ever. Apologies to Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan but neither of them have any work for Craig’s James Bond. He’s a one-man wrecking crew in bespoke Savile Row suits.

47. Scott Disick


Kanye Cosign Swag
Age: 29
Hometown: New York
Occupation: Business Man
Last Year's Position: 41
Swagga Like... Even Kanye West called out Scott's dapper ways. And, his son, Mason, who also made the list this year, is clearly stunting like his daddy!

46. Kobe Bryant


I’m Better Than You Swag
Age: 33
Hometown: Philadelphia
Last Year’s Position: N/A
Swagga Like… He may have fallen short of his sixth ring, but Kobe Bryant’s swag seemingly took a leap this past year. He’s always played with flair, always been cocky, but talks of LeBron James and Kevin Durant being in the NBA’s best player conversation has put an even bigger chip on the Black Mamba’s shoulder. Win or lose, he brushed off the competition like a champ during post-game interviews. His Kobe System sneaker commercials were hilarious, and this year's model was the most popular in years. Let’s not forget his game-day attires. The suits were on point!

45. Erykah Badu


Entrancing Swag
Age: 41
Hometown: Dallas
Last Year's Position: 33
Swagga Like...E. Badu's aged well. She didn't exactly ooze sexiness in her head-wrap days, but time revealed that she'd been concealing quite a shape under those tunics all these years. The wardrobe has changed, but she remains the same. Badu can still hypnotize any man with an entrancing look. She's still the forward-thinking singer who moves on her own terms. That's sexy in itself, and, most definitely swagged out.

44. Usain Bolt


Gold Medal Swag
Age: 25
Hometown: Trelawny, Jamaica
Occupation: Sprinter
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... America's historically been home to track and field's most swagged out athletes. Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson come to mind. But, Jamaica's own Usain Bolt won the gold with plenty of speed and a lot of Island flavor back in 2008. To witness him shatter world records was captivating. His subsequent celebratory jogs were just as entertaining. Endorsements have since poured in and Bolt is favored to win the gold once again in London.

43. D'Angelo


Comeback Swag
Age: 38
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Occupation: R&B Singer
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… After a long hiatus, R&B belter D'Angelo made a comeback this year with performance at the BET Awards and in Rotterdam, not to mention he's embarking on a 2012 global tour and prepping the release of a rock-tinged album, set to drop soon. D'Angelo's back!

42. Jonathan Goldsmith


I'm the Man Swag
Age: 73
Hometown: New York, NY
Last Year’s Position: N/A
Swagga Like… Jonathan Goldsmith may just be the most interesting man in the world after all. The New York-born actor presently stars as the Bond-smooth pitchman of Dos Equis beer. Goldsmith’s character is often pictured with wide-eyed younger women in his commercials. No acting there. The 73-year-old could probably pull beauties of the same caliber in real life. Strip the exaggerated gravelly voice and faux Spanish accent and he’s still just as smooth.

41. Peter Dinklage


Deceptive Swag
Last Year’s Position:N/A
Age: 43
Hometown: Morristown, NJ
Occupation: Actor
Swagga Like... After two decades steadily building his reputation in the acting world, Dinklage has broken out thanks to his role of Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Though he stands only 4’5” and was surely picked on growing up and restricted to specific parts as an adult, he seems extremely comfortable in his own skin and confident in his own abilities on and off the screen.

40. Azealia Banks

39. Justin Bieber


Barely Legal Swag
Age: 18
Previous Post: 65
Hometown: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Singer
Swagga like… Between walking out with Money Mayweather on fight night, Punking Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, and PDA out the wazoo with honey Selena Gomez, the Bieb’s swag is officially undeniable.

38. M.I.A.


Rebel Swag
Age: 36
Hometown: London, England
Occupation: Musician
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... From the brilliantly-executed music video for “Bad Girls” to her controversial middle finger at the Super Bowl, the Sri Lankan bad girl’s swag is driven by her rebelliousness. But whether she’s following the rules or breaking them, the “Paper Planes” MC marches to the beat of her own drum machine.

37. Wiz Khalifa


Stoner Swag
Age: 24
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Last Year’s Position: 92
Swagga Like… Simply put: Wiz Khalifa is on the verge of a breakthrough. Sure, his first major-label LP, Rolling Papers, earned a gold plaque, but the Pittsburgh MC’s profile has gotten bigger since. He’s still with Amber Rose—one of the baddest chicks on the planet. He’s now getting pop star attention—having appeared on songs with Kesha and Maroon 5. And his music has, hands down, gotten better. His Taylor Allderdice mixtape is sure to go down as one of the year’s best and his first single off O.N.I.F.C., “Workd Hard, Play Hard,” reached gold without Wiz breaking a sweat.

36. Jamie Foxx


Playboy Swag
Age: 43
Hometown: Terrell, Texas
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Singer
Last Year's Occupation: 15
Swagga Like... Jamie can sing, he can act, he can tell jokes, he has a nice physique and he's got smarts. What else can you ask for?

35. Jon Hamm

Mad Men (Season 5)

Poised Swag
Age: 41
Hometown: St. Louis
Occupation: Actor
Last Year's Position: 23
Swagga Like… On AMC’s Mad Men, Hamm embodies 1960’s white collar swag as genius advertiser and insatiable ladies’ man Don Draper. This past year, Hamm proved that his swag can transcend the 60s by shining on Saturday Night Live and making a hilarious appearance in Bridesmaids.

34. Oprah Winfrey


Boss Lady Swag
Age: 58
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Occupation: Entrepreneur, CEO and TV Show Host
Swagga Like… She held down the lives of American housewives for nearly two decades, has her own school in Africa and her very own network in the states. Need we say more?

33. Ryan Gosling


Suave Swag
Age: 31
Hometown: London, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Actor
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… He recently traded one of the thickest white girls (Rachelle McAdams) for one of the flyest Latinas (Eva Mendes) as his designated arm candy. Not to mention he starred in some of the dopest movies of 2011, including The Ides of March and Drive, broke up a fight in New York City’s Soho area shortly after relocating to the Big Apple (which was all caught on amateur video) and used to be in an R&B group alongside Justin Timberlake (meaning, the man can also belt!). Total package, indeed.

32. Lil Wayne


Martian Swag
Age: 29
Hometown: New Orleans
Occupation: Rapper
Last Year’s Position: 16
Swagga Like… Simply stated: he’s not a human being.

31. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson


Electrifying Swag
Age: 40
Hometown: Miami
Last Year's Position: 25
Swagga Like... Over 200 pounds of chiseled physique, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson went from kicking ass in the wrestling ring to electrifying audiences on the big screen. Yet, the Miami native doesn’t forget where he came from, evident by his appearance in WrestleMania XXVIII last April. Forever, the most entertaining wrestler on the microphone, yeah, we can smell what the Rock’s cooking.

30. Ricardo Tisci

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Simon Says Swag
Age: 38
Hometown: Taranto, Italy
Occupation: Creative Director of Givenchy
Previous Spot: N/A
Swagga Like… He has all of hip-hop wearing animal and and floral prints, not to mention kilts (Kanye, anyone?). Nuff said.

29. Robert Downey, Jr.


Down-and-Out Swag
Age: 47
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Actor
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… Making a return from the drugs and scandals, the career of this thriving movie star seems to be constantly beefing up with more accolades and fan-favorite roles. And if you don't know, Avengers was definitely a hefty check.

28. Idris Elba

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Debonair Swag
Age: 39
Hometown: East Ham, Charing Cross, England
Occupation: Actor, DJ, and Music Producer
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… The multifaceted talents he displays puts him in the same lineage as Richard Roundtree. His role as Stringer Bell in The Wire, however, will most likely earn him more nods than Roundtree’s Shaft. Just saying.

27. 2 Chainz


Lanky Swag
Age: 35
Hometown: Atlanta
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… At first glance, 2 Chainz looks a bit awkward, but the swagtastic rapper clearly isn’t. “I’m comfortable being on the camera,” he appropriately told XXL earlier this year about his swag. “I’m comfortable being a tall nigga. I’m comfortable being fresh as fuck.” Truuuuuuu!

27. 2 Chainz


Lanky Swag
Age: 35
Hometown: Atlanta
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… At first glance, 2 Chainz looks a bit awkward, but the swagtastic rapper clearly isn’t. “I’m comfortable being on the camera,” he appropriately told XXL earlier this year about his swag. “I’m comfortable being a tall nigga. I’m comfortable being fresh as fuck.” Truuuuuuu!

26. Jeremy Scott


Bold Swag
Age: 37
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: ADIDAS Collaborator/Fashion Designer
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… Has put almost anything, from cheetah print to shackles, on sneakers... and made it work.

25. A$AP Rocky


Harlem Swag
Age: 23
Hometown: Harlem, New York
Occupation: Rapper
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... Rocky’s coming for Kanye’s spot. Always freshly dressed from head to toe, the Harlemite is making a strong case as the most fashionable rapper in the game. One minute he’s spotted rocking Comme Des Garçons, the next he’s looking like a cross between Master P and Eazy-E. His stock seems to go up by the minute. He recently starred opposite Lana Del Rey in her “National Anthem” video and is featured on Usher’s new LP. Though he’s been around less than a year, Rocky is clearly leaving his mark in the worlds of music and fashion.

24. Karl Lagerfeld


Oh, You Fancy, Huh? Swag
Age: 77
Hometown: Hamburg, Germany
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Last Year's Position: 80
Swagga Like… Lagerfeld is a staple to the world of fashion and fancy enough to wear black leather gloves day in and day out.

23. Sarah Jessica Parker


Fly Chick Swag
Age: 46
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Actress
Last Year's Position: 58
Swagga Like… She's been the best-dressed woman on television for 14 years and her streak is far from over—even though Sex and the City is now off the air. From Manolo Blaniks to Louis Vuitton bags, Carrie Bradshaw, the character Parker played on Sex and The City, is still the most imitated fashion-forward diva to date, and you know what they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery...

22. LeBron James


Champion Swag
Age: 27
Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Occupation: NBA Player
Last Year’s Position: 99
Swagga Like... With a few NBA regular season MVPs under his belt, LeBron finally secured the one trophy that he really wanted this year: the Larry O’Brien. Bron Bron won his first ’chip this June, potentially silencing his many critics. Though people have come down on him for “The Decision,” there’s no denying his incredible talents. Plus, the dude seems like a genuinely nice guy.

21. George Clooney


Admirable Swag
Age: 51
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky
Occupation: Actor, Philanthropist
Last Year's Position: 4
Swagga Like… Your mom, your mom’s mom, you and your better half are all probably in lust with Mr. Clooney for his charm, attractiveness and effortless smooth factor. Filmography? Tune into the Academy every year and you’ll find a joint he did that’s been nominated. Philanthropy? From Haiti to Darfur, he’s out there. He could bag any girl he wants that’s easily half his age and his sharp tongue has publicly ridiculed both Charlton Heston and Jack Abramoff. That's beyond swag.

20. Mark Wahlberg

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Bad Boy Swag
Age: 41
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Actor, Producer
Last Year's Position: 21
Swagga Like… He’s without a doubt the most bad-ass actor/producer in Hollywood today.

19. Zoe Kravitz


Edgy Swag
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Occupation: Actress, Model, Singer
Last Year's Position: 35
Swagga Like... Her daddy and her mommy. Zoe got the best of both worlds and flaunts it effortlessly on red carpets and industry events. Additionally, she has this quiet nature about herself that keeps her mysterious to her admirers.

18. Lenny Kravitz


Effortless Swag
Age: 47
Hometown: New York, NY
Occupation: Rock Star
Last Year's Position: 17
Swagga Like... Lenny Kravitz is the man in more ways than one. He has a fly ex-wife, a super fly daughter, can play the guitar and can sing a tune. Not to mention his grown-man, I-take-care-of-myself outer and his ability to say plenty without actually saying much.



15. Denzel Washington


Strong Black Man Swag
Age: 57
Hometown: Mount Vernon, NY
Occupation: Actor
Last Year's Position: 3
Swagga Like... Fellas — don’t leave your girlfriend, wife, sister or mother around Denzel Washington. At 57 years old, he still makes the ladies swoon, exuding manliness. With handsome good looks and swagger in his step, Denzel commands power. Whether it’s portraying sinister former heroin dealer Frank Lucas, bad-ass crooked detective Alonzo Harris or a hero, Denzel has swag on and off the screen. King Kong…ain’t got nothin’ on Denzel!

14. Madonna


13. Michael Fassbender


Total "Package" Swag
Age: 35
Hometown: Heidelburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Occupation: Actor
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like… It takes courage to walk around with your Johnson hanging out for an entire movie. It takes swagger to make a guy struggling with sexual addiction look so cool you almost envy his life. And for those that haven’t seen Shame, we suggest you go queue it up on your Netflix now.

12. Andre 3000


Too Cool for School Swag
Age: 37
Hometown: Atlanta
Occupation: Rapper, Actor
Last Year’s Position: 28
Swagga Like… Andre’s one of few celebrities who has the luxury of moving on his own time and remain relevant. Though he’s still a bit of a recluse, Three Stacks has been delivering stellar guest verses on projects from Drake, B.o.B, Young Jeezy and Beyoncé this past year. He’s also been tapped to portray the legendary Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic. Furthermore, Dre, a rare spokesperson, appears in a Gillette promo alongside Adrian Brody and Gael García Bernal. Oh, and let's not forget: all throughout his sense of style is still intact.

11. Dwyane Wade

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Soft-Spoken Swag
Age: 30
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Occupation: NBA Player
Last Year’s Position:45
Swagga Like... DWade is one of the most talented, shiftiest players in the NBA. He just scored his second championship this past June, and is dating Gabrielle Union. Not bad.

10. Barack Obama

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Natural Swag
Age: 50
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Occupation: Leader of the free world
Swagga Like... He's still cool as shit, but his approval rate has been fluctuating this past year. The good news is it's on the upswing. Don't sleep! Obama may just find himself back on top next year.



8. Christian Bale


Bruce Wayne Swag
Age: 38
Hometown: Wales, UK
Occupation: Actor
Last Year's Position: 48
Swagga Like… The Dark Knight Rises already hit theaters and the public couldn’t have been more amped to see Bale close out arguably the best superhero trilogy of all time.

7. Anna Wintour


BO$$ B*tch Swag
Age: 62
Hometown: London
Occupation: Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine
Last Year's Position: 84
Swagga Like… She is fashion. Let's just say the dollar signs in “BO$$” are entirely necessary.

6. Jay-Z

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Fuck You, Pay Me Swag
Age: 42
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Rapper, Mogul, Trendsetter
Last Year's Position: 19
Swagga Like... In the last 12 months, Hov has not only become a new father to baby Blue Ivy, he’s also remodeled and reopened his New York City sports bar 40/40, is close to wrapping up the brand new Nets’ Barclay Center arena in Brooklyn and announced his eight-day sold-out performance dates at the new Nets arena, among many other big-timer moves. Let’s just say, you're lucky to be graced with Jigga man’s presence.

5. Ted

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Teddy Bear Swag
Age: Unknown
Hometown: Boston
Occupation: Cashier
Last Year's Position: N/A
Swagga Like... Not Teddy Ruxbin, not Teddy Grahams. This year, a plush teddy has proven to have as much swag as some of the world's biggest stars. Ted, who starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in the movie Ted, not only smoked weed and whooped some ass like the best of them, he also sexed chicks galore.

4. Nas


Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ Swag
Age: 38
Hometown: Queens, NY
Occupation: Rapper
Last Year’s Position: 56
Swagga Like… Nas is natural, sans stylist fly. Some of his fashion choices raise eyebrows, but he rocks them with such confidence he gets away. The Queens MC cleans up well in a suit, but may very well rock sweats on 106 & Park. It all depends on his mood. Musically, he's putting out his best material in years. Plus he kissed Nicki Minaj—something the Harajuku Barbie's label mate, Drake, couldn't pull off.


2. Rick Ross

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Bawse Swag
Age: 36
Hometown: Carol City, Florida
Last Year's Position: 11
Swagga Like… A month after dropping MMG’s Self Made 2, Rozay follows up with God Forgives, I Don’t, arguably the most anticipated album of the year. The Bawse is looking pretty unstoppable. He moves around, projecting an I'm-the-shit aura. More importantly, people agree. Rozay isn't only comfortable enough to take his shirt off, he's pretty light on his feet as evidenced in a recent Dre Films video showing the husky MC playing basketball. His slow stroll entrance onto the BET Awards stage would have made Goldie proud.

1. Kanye West


Narcissist Swag
Age: 35
Hometown: Chicago
Occuapation: Rapper, Producer, Designer
Last Year’s Position: 6
Swagga Like… Kanye West’s influence in the worlds of music and fashion is arguably unparalleled at the moment. The Chicago-bred’s dress code is second to none. Yeezy’s just as comfortable preaching his Rosewood movement with a suit and tie as he is rocking Timberland boots. His recently released Nike Air Yeezy II created a frenzy that rivals the most popular Air Jordan models. He bagged Kim Kardashian. And let’s not forget the most important thing: the music. ‘Ye’s still quite possibly the most creative MC on the planet. West presently has two of the year’s greatest records in “Way Too Cold” aka “Theraflu” and “Mercy.” Swagger on a hundred thousand trillion, indeed!

Last year, XXL introduced its very first Swag 100, a list compiled of the top 100 most swagged-out people in the worlds of entertainment, business and politics, among other realms, topped by the U.S. of A's very own President Barack Obama and rounded out by the likes of Diddy, Floyd Mayweather and Amber Rose.

This year, XXL put the braintrust together again to come up with a brand new list of the most swaggerific of the past year. Rihanna having dudes straight up scrap for her affection? Swag. Rick Ross spearheading one of the most sought-after teams in hip-hop and coming out during the BET awards with a G bop? Swag, Swag! Kanye West dropping arguably the most-anticipated sneaker of the year and snagging Kim Kardashian? Swag, swag, swag!

Check out the second annual Swag 100 list and make sure to share it with your friends. Swag recognize swag.—XXL Staff