8. MC Shy-D
Born in the Bronx, MC Shy-D is credited with bringing hip-hop to Atlanta, and then putting its fledgling scene on the map. Forming the Ultimate Krush MCs with Tony MF Rock, he broke out on his own and achieved success with Miami Bass-inspired sounds. But when it came to clothing, no one could top his leather hat. What is that thing? A yarmulke? A backwards cap? Whatever kind of hat it was, it made for the perfect style signature, and definitely set his kits apart—notably the black-and-red Georgia varsity he rocks with gray acid-washed jeans, and adidas sneakers on the cover of Comin' Correct In '86. Coming correct, indeed.