This year, vintage rap tees and rock tees have been the must-have items for many consumers looking to be trendy with the times. From Jay Z to 2Pac and more, your favorite rappers are receiving the throwback treatment.

Since the start of the trend, brands who focus on making rap tees in particular, have seen a major increase in sales when it comes to their hip-hop-inspired apparel. The surge of rap tees has been through the roof and has created a new revenue opportunity for a lot of people in the fashion world as well as resellers. With rap shirts now an integral part of today’s fashion world, having a dope rap tee in your wardrobe is now a must.

While authentic vintage tees are a thing from the 1990s, a handful of today's rappers have been creating vintage tees themed after classic concert shirts and albums tees from the early and mid-1990s of hip-hop. While older rap tees are highly sought-after on eBay and Craigslist, replica vintage shirts created in 2016 are also quite as popular as the classic ones, making it harder for consumers these days to pick out a dope t-shirt from the thousands and thousands seen daily on the web.

While the trend of vintage-looking rap tees won't go away anytime soon, XXL has rounded up the 12 best rap tees available for purchase online right now. Check the best of the best in the gallery above.

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