11. Jay-Z

Complex says: Growing up in Brooklyn being laced proper is a must. Over the past 15 years, if you look back to about every major hip-hop style influence you can track it back to Jay — not counting the Radiis. Since the come-up in Jordan IVs, his Gucci-inspired Reebok S. Carter, one-wear white-on-whites, "black/cement" Jordan IIIs on the concrete jungle, "white/cement" IIIs on the beach with Bey, and Yeezy IIs courtside at Nets games — Hov has been about that life longer than you've been alive.