Truly stylish dudes have their personal style down to a precise science. Knowing what works for you as an individual is key, which means that, ideally, you only have a few true essential items and garments that can see you through your day. In terms of personal necessities, rappers are no different from us. From characteristic clothing garments that define the individual's aesthetic to keepsakes that hold sentimental value, these iconic rappers can be summarized by only a few key objects and personal style items. Sure, hip-hop artists these days are all about excess and the latest and greatest, but true icons can be conjured up with just a few mementos. These are The Illustrated Essentials of 10 Iconic Rappers.

Illustrations by Oli Holmes of Electric Puppet.