Fashion has become one of the most important factors in today's hip-hop. With several rappers serving as influential figures in pop culture, it's no wonder why hip-hop artists are considered the new trendsetters of high-end fashion and streetwear. With that said, XXL looks back at 2016 and highlights the most fashionable rappers of the year.

Whether your favorite rapper dressed in high-end apparel or streetwear garments, being fashionable in hip-hop is about taking risks while also looking up to par. Looking fresh at all times in the rarest and finest garments that money can buy is a must and thanks to the popularity of the genre, fashion brands that would've never thought about featuring a hip-hop act in their campaigns have started including rappers as part of their sales pitch when presenting a new collection to consumers.

While it's no secret that the fashion in hip-hop has come a long way since the days of baggy jeans and tall tees, today's younger generation of hip-hop artists are all about pushing the envelope and setting the next trend that every consumer will follow.

Here, XXL highlights the most fashionable and stylistic rap artists of 2016 in the list below.

  • A$AP Rocky

  • Lil Yachty

  • Lil Uzi Vert

  • Nicki Minaj

  • Drake

  • Pharrell Williams

  • Kid Cudi

  • Future

  • Kanye West

  • Travi$ Scott

  • Wale

  • 2 Chainz

  • Gucci Mane

  • Young Thug

  • Big Sean