This year rap fans have seen a major increase in merchandise items from their favorite hip-hop acts. The surge of merch product has been through the roof and has created a new revenue opportunity for a lot of hip-hop artists. With fashion now becoming an integral part of today's rappers, having a dope set of merch items can only increase the rapper's popularity and awareness.

From the likes of Kanye West to 2 Chainz and Travi$ Scott, 2016 has been a great year to make revenue through merchandise. With Kanye West making a little over two million dollars in three days with his Life of Pablo pop-up shop and 2 Chainz raking in a crazy amount of loot after the release of his "Dab" Christmas sweaters, owning rapper-themed merchandise has become the must-have items of 2016. While a slew of rappers have have joined the merchandise wave in the last couple of months, there's few merch items that stick out more than others, making for those items to be highly sought-after on eBay or even Craigslist.

With the abundance of rap merch at an all time high and the quality of product getting much and much better, XXL has rounded up the 20 best merch items from some of your favorite rappers that have released in 2016 so far. Check the best of the best in the gallery above.

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