Gentlemen's Club: When Rappers Cover GQ Magazine

Yeezy leads the pack as GQ names its most stylish men.

Fashion Gods - Ye told the world that he was a fashion God and GQ took notice once again as his undeniable swag landed him on the cover of the style bible. Joining Jay Z, Pharrell, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling on one of four individual covers for their July 2015 issue, Kanye has been named one of the most stylish men alive, and GQ also tips its hat to hip hop walking fashion statements A$AP Rocky and Jaden Smith. The issue marks Jigga and Skateboard P's third appearances on the front of the fashion magazine, too. Read on now and see what other MCs received top billing from Gentleman's Quarterly. ?Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA) (Photo: GQ via Twitter)

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Fashion Gods - Ye told the world that he was a fashion God and GQ took notice once again as his undeniable swag landed him on the cover of the style bible. Joining Jay Z, Pharrell, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling on one of four individual covers for their July 2015 issue, Kanye has been named one of the most stylish men alive, and GQ also tips its hat to hip hop walking fashion statements A$AP Rocky and Jaden Smith. The issue marks Jigga and Skateboard P's third appearances on the front of the fashion magazine, too. Read on now and see what other MCs received top billing from Gentleman's Quarterly. —Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA) (Photo: GQ via Twitter)

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Pharrell Williams - Skateboard P's swag spoke once again as the Virginia super-producer covered GQ for the second time. Pharrell leads the February 2015 issue of the men's magazine, which takes a look at the most influential people in music over the past year. (Photo: GQ Magazine, February 2015)

Kanye West - Mr. West has got a big fashion ego, and now the world is learning to recognize. In August 2014, he covered GQ magazine. Inside, the Louis Vuitton Don explained how his wedding to celebri-queen Kim Kardashian was one of the most fashionable soirees of all time. He also discusses his plans for channeling his creative genius into clothing design.(Photo: GQ Magazine August 2014)

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Kanye West - Mr. West has got a big fashion ego, and now the world is learning to recognize. In August 2014, he covered GQ magazine. Inside, the Louis Vuitton Don explained how his wedding to celebri-queen Kim Kardashian was one of the most fashionable soirees of all time. He also discusses his plans for channeling his creative genius into clothing design.(Photo: GQ Magazine August 2014)

Pharrell Williams - It was an impressive year for Pharrell ? an Oscar nod, Grammy wins and the launching of a charity auction based solely on one item: his hat. Skateboard P graced the April 2014 GQ style-bible issue. (Photo: GQ Magazine, April 2014)

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Pharrell Williams - It was an impressive year for Pharrell — an Oscar nod, Grammy wins and the launching of a charity auction based solely on one item: his hat. Skateboard P graced the April 2014 GQ style-bible issue. (Photo: GQ Magazine, April 2014)

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Drake - The "Started From the Bottom" MC checked in with GQ once again for the July 2013 issue where the cover boy delved into his relationship with Will Smith and his tensions with Chris Brown.(Photo: GQ Magazine, July 2013)

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Drake - Despite how often his fashion choices are memed, Drake made the even shorter list of rappers who've made the cover of GQ more than once (only Will Smith, Kanye West and Jay Z so far) when he took the front page of the April 2012 style-bible issue.(Photo: GQ, April 2012)

Jay Z - GQ's December 2011 cover honored Jay Z as one of the Men of the Year. In the cover story, Hov discusses his intention to change diapers and put a car seat in his Maybach.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2011)

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Jay Z - GQ's December 2011 cover honored Jay Z as one of the Men of the Year. In the cover story, Hov discusses his intention to change diapers and put a car seat in his Maybach.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2011)

Lil Wayne and Eminem - Weezy shared the cover of Gentleman's Quarterly with Eminem and Keith Richards in November 2011. The issue honored the "Gods of Rock," including hip hop geniuses and living music masters like these three.(Photo: GQ Magazine, November 2011)

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Lil Wayne and Eminem - Weezy shared the cover of Gentleman's Quarterly with Eminem and Keith Richards in November 2011. The issue honored the "Gods of Rock," including hip hop geniuses and living music masters like these three.(Photo: GQ Magazine, November 2011)

Drake - Drake also covered one of four of GQ's Man of the Year issues in December 2011. In the cover story, he first revealed his plans to release his sophomore album, Take Care, which was ultimately released November 15, 2011.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2010)

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Drake - Drake also covered one of four of GQ's Man of the Year issues in December 2011. In the cover story, he first revealed his plans to release his sophomore album, Take Care, which was ultimately released November 15, 2011.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2010)

Kanye West - In December 2007, Kanye West was named GQ's "Graduate" in their annual Men of the Year issue, shortly after the release of his third studio album, Graduation. In the article, he talked about what the world should expect from his reign ? and so far has proven to be mostly right.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2007)

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Kanye West - In December 2007, Kanye West was named GQ's "Graduate" in their annual Men of the Year issue, shortly after the release of his third studio album, Graduation. In the article, he talked about what the world should expect from his reign — and so far has proven to be mostly right.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2007)

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Jay Z - Music mogul Jay Z was first honored on the cover of GQ in December 2006. Jigga joined Will Ferrell and Leonardo DiCaprio as honorees.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2006)

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Jay Z - Music mogul Jay Z was first honored on the cover of GQ in December 2006. Jigga joined Will Ferrell and Leonardo DiCaprio as honorees.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2006)

50 Cent - 50 Cent made his GQ Men of the Year debut in December 2005, the same year his second studio album, The Massacre, sold more than 1.14 million units in its first week and his semi-autobiographical film, Get Rich or Die Tryin', was released. (Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2005)

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50 Cent - 50 Cent made his GQ Men of the Year debut in December 2005, the same year his second studio album, The Massacre, sold more than 1.14 million units in its first week and his semi-autobiographical film, Get Rich or Die Tryin', was released. (Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2005)

Will Smith - Will Smith was honored on GQ's Men of the Year cover in December 2001 alongside Britney Spears and Orlando Bloom. The issue was released shortly after Smith played renowned boxer Muhammad Ali in the film Ali.  (Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2001)

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Will Smith - Will Smith was honored on GQ's Men of the Year cover in December 2001 alongside Britney Spears and Orlando Bloom. The issue was released shortly after Smith played renowned boxer Muhammad Ali in the film Ali.  (Photo: GQ Magazine, December 2001)

Diddy - In 1999, Diddy proved how much of a bad boy he really was. He was accused of assaulting Interscope Records' Steve Stoute, was arrested for weapons violations charges in the infamous gun incident that sent Shyne to jail for 10 years... and he took the August cover of GQ.(Photo: GQ Magazine, August 1999)

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Diddy - In 1999, Diddy proved how much of a bad boy he really was. He was accused of assaulting Interscope Records' Steve Stoute, was arrested for weapons violations charges in the infamous gun incident that sent Shyne to jail for 10 years... and he took the August cover of GQ.(Photo: GQ Magazine, August 1999)

Will Smith - Will Smith owned 1999, starring in the summer blockbuster hit Wild Wild West (which grossed $222,104,861 worldwide) and featuring on the two-time platinum soundtrack. For his hard work, Smith was featured on the cover of GQ's December 1999 Men of the Year issue.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 1999)

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Will Smith - Will Smith owned 1999, starring in the summer blockbuster hit Wild Wild West (which grossed $222,104,861 worldwide) and featuring on the two-time platinum soundtrack. For his hard work, Smith was featured on the cover of GQ's December 1999 Men of the Year issue.(Photo: GQ Magazine, December 1999)

Will Smith - Smith first appeared on the cover of GQ in June 1997. At the time, he had just starred in the sci-fi comedy blockbuster hit Men in Black, which grossed over $587 million dollars.(Photo: GQ Magazine, June 1997)

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Will Smith - Smith first appeared on the cover of GQ in June 1997. At the time, he had just starred in the sci-fi comedy blockbuster hit Men in Black, which grossed over $587 million dollars.(Photo: GQ Magazine, June 1997)