Hip-hop tanned the mainstream circuit in 2012 like the Jersey Shore cast in a Beach Bum salon. But when it comes to the most attractive rappers of the year, there is a multitude to pluck from.
Not only do these fellas possess the lyrical swag, they clean up nice and pack their itineraries with multiple hustles. Only downside is we’d need a ticket just to get close to ’em.
Behold, the 16 sexiest MCs of the game. Better shed your layers, ladies…it’s gonna get a little steamy in here.–Sharifa Daniels and Adelle Platon
16. 2 Chainz
The MC formerly known as Tity Boi is undoubtedly a front runner in rotation and hair weave-killing this year. Whether cooking with his outrageous dance or screaming “Truuuuu,” the ex-Playa isn’t shy about what he wants, even if it is a different slice of cake.
The Soul Tape 2 spitter may be underrated on the mic but his swag has championed women in both reality and reality TV. His mixtape arsenal boasts consistency, flipping his true-to-life tales into street anthems.
He even abstains from drama a la Love & Hip-Hop and sips on smooth Coco Losos. No wonder Emily B is about the fabolous life.
14. Joe Budden
One-fourth of Shady group Slaughterhouse has been pumping it up since the ’90s and his charismatic charm has not changed either.
Though the Loose Quarter rapper isn’t shy to air out his dirty laundry in song (see Tahiry), he also doesn’t keep his lady Kaylin Garcia to himself, but rather Instagrams her so you know she’s real.
13. Wiz Khalifa
Wiz may be the “O.N.I.F.C.” but this daddy-to-be flaunts more than his kush collection. The Taylor Gang leader has impressive body art and crafts trippy tracks to lift you into bliss. His adoration for Amber Rose is also a major plus.
12. Childish Gambino
This NYU alumni is not only an experienced comedy show writer for 30 Rock, he also has a mean pen game on wax.
The rapper also known as Donald Glover won over the females with his hit “Heartbeat” and slayed in RZA’s cypher at the BET Awards.
Jayceon Taylor may be more in touch with his spirituality but the recently-baptized MC has the ladies screaming for the Holy Ghost.
Whether celebrating his new LP Jesus Piece or taking care of wifey on Vh2’s Marrying The Game, the Compton-bred spitter has our attention.
10. Kid Ink
Tattoos and snapbacks may be the uniform but this standout MC is known for grinding out on wax.
His singles alongside Sean Kingston and Bun B have matured his independent nature and with the recent release of his Rocketshipshawty mixtape, he’s sure to blast off.
K-Dot’s boyish good looks have been as evident as his talent since his early mixtapes. This Top Dawg not only gets his sexy on lyrically with “Poetic Justice,” his intellectual creativity could put any woman on a one-track mind. He’s just a good lookin’ kid in a m.A.A.d. city.
This YMCMB young’un knows how to turn up any party. Just slap on “Faded” or “Rack City” to initiate the ratchet. But he’s also a doting daddy and boyfriend who isn’t shy to show off some fatherly PDA via Instagram.
Women’s ears perked up when Comm dropped one of his most well-known tracks “Used To Love H.E.R.” Since, the G.O.O.D. Music lyricist has kept himself relevant in music, film, books and style.
He also has a résumé of bangin’ beauties to boot: Erykah Badu, Taraji P. Henson and Serena Williams. He’ll even go bar-for-bar in beefdom if you menton his lady (see Drake).
The former Cool Kid is as fashionably savvy as he is musically gifted. As a Jet Life signee, Mikey rocked his 2012 Lap of Lux mixtape with the highest standards. The Illinois native is also easy on the eyes.
No one wears the family man title better than TIP, no matter if he’s rocking a wifebeater and sweats or a custom-made suit.
The Trouble Man rapper juggles a reality show, Grand Hustle Records and his own rap career yet still makes time for his wife and family. Now that’s a man who can have whatever he likes.
It’s rare for a lyricist to boast a college degree but this “Miss America” MC has the brains and bars to rule them all. Jermaine Cole not only has a solid list of co-signs (including Jay-Z), he has the females on lock, too.
Drake isn’t afraid to show his sensitive side. Whether penning heartbreak anthems like “Marvin’s Room” or bedroom steamers like “Practice,” this Young Money MC immediately rap-sung his way into our playlists and hearts.
The good life has allowed the Queens MC to remain a timeless gem in looks and bars. He even put his vulnerability on wax after an ugly divorce from Kelis. But his soft side only attracted the ladies more.
1. Big Sean
Oh God is right! The G.O.O.D. Music gunna’s style, voice and million-dollar smile make ladies swoon and swerv. The Detroit player takes our top slot as he preps for the release of his sophomore effort Hall of Fame.
While he may have stepped onto the scene as an R&B crooner and dancefloor master, Breezy’s recent foray into rap makes the Tappahannock native eligible for a special shout-out on this list.
The bad boy has caused major waves in the digital ocean but his flows on tracks like “Don’t Judge Me” and remixes of “I Don’t Like” confirm his multi-faceted talents.