Fashion Forward: Hip-Hop’s Best Dressers

After putting the the worst of the worst on blast, Big Smiley and his fashion team bring you hip-hop’s best dressed. See below.


10- Jay-Z


9- Jadakiss


8- Lupe


7- Common


6-Nas


5-Andre 3000


4-Fabolous


3-T.I


2- Kanye


1- Diddy

  • *BLOCK*

    I would disagree with a few but who cares

    • Pierzy

      Co-Sign Jigga but Common should be higher…

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    • Fash

      goodness..yall no nothin about style..this list was almost completely wack…major in fashion at NYU and then tell me wat the list shopuld be…Pharrell should have been in the top three…him and Kanye could hav bothe held the Number 1 spot, Lupe after…and following that Andre, Common, Fabo, and i really could care less about the rest

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    co-sign Loso, NaS, & Jada.

  • BeerGangsta

    We can take lupe off and put LL Cool J in his spot. LL got more than 5 closets of clothes. Old School and New School style. Nas always do a good job in matching. I agree with the rest of the list.

    • pe scholar

      You are gay and you obviously cant dress….

  • Cashkidd

    I would take nas off the list and put pharrell at the 3 spot

    • BeerGangsta

      YO Cashkidd! Hate to see how you dress. You got to be a dam fool to think Pharrell can be Nas dressing.

  • Robot

    Pharrell should have been in this, some of these cats are on the fence…

  • Tman

    Considering alot of the stuff you see these guys wear is picked out for them by other people…..

  • Teddy

    i was gonna write a response but decided i dont care enough to

  • latino heat

    seriously, Pharell? fuck him and his smedium ass clothes, i blame him and a few others for the skinny jeans craze. that shit is uber gay.
    also Kanye looks like a fuckin clown most the time too. why is he on here?

    • pe scholar

      Pharell was named the best dressed man in the world by esquire magazine i think in 2004!!! I think they no more about fashion than you do… THis list fuck around and be the worst list ever!!!! i mean fuckien diddy?????

  • JOE FARVER

    to put jigga at number 10 is crazy i mean he owns rocawear and got the hottest chick in the game wearing his chain. i would have given him around 5

    • lenny

      whooaaaaaaa…rocawear???? wtfffff

  • http://www.twitter.com/lilji25 Lilji25

    Here’s the list :
    1.Pharrell
    2.Kanye
    3.Andree3000
    4.Diddy
    5. Jayz
    6.Common
    7.Q-Tip
    8.Fabolous
    9.Lupe
    10.Young Joc

  • MikeD

    I guess you didn’t see the “Mo Money, Mo Problems Video”.

  • El Tico Loco

    I take a week off and ya’ll passionately talkin about how the next nigga dresses. SMH

    • Eric

      I’m sayin!

  • $ykotic

    1. That Met hat don’t match on NaS.

    2. Pharrell does not belong on this list.

    3. 3 Stax should have been top dawg.

    • BIGNAT

      it doesn’t match yet it still works i do that all the time. especially with a hat you can just flip it off and you all good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/weasel.antigua WeASeL

    No mention to the Clipse???

    No Mention to Killa Cam???

    Damn!

    • Hanch

      Killa Cam…Have you lost your ever lovin mind? Although i think he made the worst dressed list!!

  • http://thepiratebay.org/user/MaxProfit Max Profit

    Good List (with a few exceptions) Bad Pics!

  • chyea

    FAB SHOULD BE #1…..how is he # 5?

  • not a dumbass

    yo are you kidding me. who made this list? they know NOTHING of fashion. I go to fashion school son hahaha and Jay Z only got number 10?!! behind Nas?! hahaha. and jadakiss is even on the list? oh my god xxl needs to hire some new people to put out articles about fashion

  • What the ?

    Are you serious, v necks and thick scarves ?what the fuck you realize these are all styles invented by de ghays in the fashion lane ? overpriced garbage if you ask me. Jz and gangay is what I’m refering to, the others are tight. And Common looks like a damn pencil pusher at Princeton that just won a humanitarian award. Not to mention you would sweat like a fat slut in heat with those extra thick triple layered clothes.

    • RDS

      I never realized there was actually something wrong with being a “pencil pusher at Princeton that just won a humanitarian award.”

      Fuck education and dressing with your pants on your ass!!

      Smh…

  • Steve B.

    Jay-Z is only 10 he dress better than more half of the artists on the list

  • Melissa

    Check out Jay-Z’s “Death of Autotune” now on iTunes!!!

  • lenny

    when the hell has Jay ever worn anything that made u look twice at it

  • Screwmatic

    Whut does this have to do with Hip Hop, anyway?
    I mean they just sum niggas dat done got rich and wearin’ sum decent clothes. Da game ain’t changed, if u wanna stay on ur mr. nice guy shit, go ‘head and if u wanna get wear dem Coogi clothes go ‘head also. It’s just all about feelin’ good in ur system. Me myself i wear anything nice, eccept dat punk shit Ed Hardy kinda clothes. I don’t fuck wit dat skull shit.

    Y’all stay down, tho.

    • RDS

      At least 6 of the 10 dudes on this list have or have had clothing lines. What do you mean what does this have to do with Hip-Hop? Clearly there’s growth and maturity here. You can’t wear throwbacks, Hawaiian print shirts and big ass chains forever. There’s nothing wrong with that, but at some point, you have to grow up. These are all business men and their style of dress reflects that. Or should reflect that.

  • hippa>>hoppa

    co sign 3000 being first… that nigga’s outfit on hey ya >>>>> ya favorite rappers clothing line

  • darrell

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! my man please resign just PLEASE resign you had the audacity to put Hov and Jadakiss on that list but you shoot down KELIS. lOl. you asswipe just resign your mind and sense of fashion i see is still living in 2004…

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    Damn, Kanye’s purse is way smaller than I thought it would be…

    Those pics do nothing for the “best dressed” title.

    Dude, NaS has on a fitted & a t-shirt. If he had on a “Kcuf Kelis” t-shirt, he would’ve gotten more points.

    I don’t think it’s “gay” to talk about the fashion, but give up some real photos of these cats getting shiny. That pic of Stax was his head.

    Give me a break.

  • http://MOZILLAFIREFOX LI PUPU

    TIGHT PANTS AINT COOL. THAT SHIT LOOKS GAY. THEN SOME OF THESE FOOLS STILL TRY TO LOOK THUGISH AND LET EM HANG OFF THEY ASS. (WAYNE, KANYE, JIM JONES AND PUFFY WITH THEM TIGHT ASS SUITS AND JEANS). THAT SHIT LOOK HORRIBLE. WE DONT GET DOWN LIKE THAT IN MEMPHIS. WE WEAR OUR SHIT LOOSE FITTING AND SLUNG

  • http://webmail.co.za Eu-Genius

    Common Should be higher. He’s got killa dress sense

  • IndyKid

    How did Pharell not make this list? Plus Nas should most definitely not be in the top ten

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    REAL TALK DIDDY SHOULD BE #1, HE ALWAYS SEEMS TO HAVE ON THE RIGHT CLOTHES AT THE RIGHT TIME.

    THE CAT THEY FORGOT THAT DEFINITELY DESERVES TO BE ON THE LIST IS……………………
    YOUNG DRO!!!! YOU CAN TELL HE CARES ABOUT HOW HE LOOKS, WITH THE OUTFIT’S HE PUTS TOGETHER.

    KEEP GETTIN’ MONEY!!!!
    MOGUL $$ GAME ’09!!!!!

  • klutch

    i’m surprised nobody made a gay joke

  • Robert Johnson

    I just want to say to this all the gangsters, Or wannabes for that matter. No one wants to see your pants falling off your ass or wearing a shirt 7 times your size. You look like you got brand new hand me downs on all the time. What do you shop at the salvation army. That fad ended years ago, and I mean many years ago. Grow up, pull up your god damn pants and stop acting like your gangsters because most of you aren’t. Shit I’m white and I live in the country and I know more about being a gangster than half of you pathetic fools. Big ups to the rappers acting like adults and dressing like adults these days.

    P.S. – This part is off topic and not important, but some people have way to much time on their hands.

  • porter

    fab’s top 2 off rip from the jersey era too now he fresh…kanye is a hit or miss he either fresh or wearin bullshit…hov & nas negative…t.i. really???? honestly excluding the pink era cams on here and juelz b4 the skulls but i like the hood fresh swag thats jus me

  • BIG SMILEY aka YOUNG YEN

    LMAO, Yall got me out my chair to come write yall bac. First off I appreciate the Love and the Hate, Makes for good conversation.
    But Honestly yall really takin the fashion list way to serious. Every1 that made comments on here and that have read the list are all from different cities, state, and view hip-hop differently.
    So in saying that there is no list that every1 is going to agree with. If all of you did a top 10 fashion list every list would different. So yall relax.
    AND for You “not a dumbass” you really think you going to fashion school holds any weight here. Fuck Outta here. You continue going to fashion school for the next 10 yrs and let me know wat job you’ll be getting when ur done.

    Keep the comments coming Good or Bad!!!!!

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  • ORTIZ

    yo where jim jones and juelz santana at?? these niggas got straight swag they rocked the skulls and the rockstar style way before these other niggas started to swaggajack em
    i want a statement, smiley!!!

  • Arrogant_Al

    ima just say..as a dude that loves..nice clothes..whether its nikes, jordans, ralph lauren, or whatever….i’ve seen on many occasion’s of t.i. wearing some shit that had me like “where he get that at?”…..every time you look around he got some throwback J’s to go with his outfit…..and i aint talkin bout no dam fusions either..the real deal….the ones that we use to see jordan run in..

  • not a dumbass

    big smiley. i got to fashion school as a part time student while owning 50% of a clothing distribution company as well as finishing up my degree in apparel marketing and sales through a major university. I make 120g a year through my 3 company involvements. I go to every major fashion expo including streetwear and hip hop based conventions. how much do you make a year/ are you 21 years old like i am?? haha you get the fuck out of here

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    C’mon this all of the above article & comments is homo.

    Unless if u r fagoot / a fairer sex then u can post an article like this / comment on who killed it.

    How about u post an article like who most likely fucked up their appearance most with cosmetic enhancement surgery.That what’s up!!!

  • mic thr33

    IMO….Ghostface Killah got the illest style. From the wallabeez 2 the polo mixed t’s with the wave caps. He been a swag OG

  • Guberm3

    Andre 3000 was on your worst and best dressed list…make up your fucking mind…Fabs and Naz outfits in the picture are terrible, and you crazy for putting Jadakiss infront of jigga man…and Im a big jada fan.

  • ARICE

    RICK ROSS SHOULD BE ON THERE. COMMON SHOULD NOT BE ON THERE OR 3 STACKS

  • Petey Wheat

    Not a dumb ass….what brands do you distribute? What school do you attend? 120K..thats it!! smh. Where re you from? Yoally You “fashion” students are funny….youll come out to an entry level position doing what? Talk to us when you have a track record poser

  • http://rlboss.blogspot.com AERYK WILLIAMS

    JADA AND NAS WTF!?! AND WER IS YOUNG DRO???????

  • Chris Torres

    Cam’ron should’ve been the #1 on this one, by UNANIMOUS DECISION! Cam has been the freshest rapper out since he came in the game. SERIOUSLY!…..No contest

  • Venicio

    I AGREE PHARRELL NUMBER ONE
    ANDRE 3000 NUMBER 2
    KANYE WEST 3
    JAY Z 4
    TI 5
    AND THE REST GO ON AS PLEASE
    IM FROM THE BX BABY I KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS

    PHARRELL NUMBER ONE HIS STYYLE IS UNIQUE DARING SOME MAY CALL HIS STYLE OTHER THINGS BUT THEY KNOW THEY LIKE IT AND HAD EM LOOKIN TWICE LOL

  • KASIOLOGY

    jay at 10 ?! after all the trends in dress he done set and still settin ? cmon son get fresh

  • Anonymous

    what kinda jeans is lupe rockin’?

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