Eye Candy: Hip Hop Heartthrobs

These rappers have a way with words and our hearts. We rounded up hip hop's finest faces. Did your favorite make our list?

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 17, 2015

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No matter where you hail from,

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The conscious rap king reigns supreme on this crush list.

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We'lll never get enough of that bald head and beautiful smile.

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He's the self-proclaimed King Of The South and a real cutie in his own right. This rapper, husband and actor churns out hits effortlessly.

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T.I. could make our dapper dudes list too. We like to see a rapper dress to impress.

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This 27-year-old rap artist from Detroit racks up on the female fans year after year since making his rap debut in 2007.

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Well alright now.

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Southern rap star Nelly's name is sure to come up if you're discussing the rap game's finest.

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Shades or not, we see you boo!

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About those arms and that smie. Whoa, Nelly!

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We only have two words for this one: Oh, yeah!

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This Canadian born cutie owns the top of the charts.

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The hip hop swag master in action.

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Introducing New York's finest: ESSENCE Festival alum Nas brings crowds of female fans wherever he performs.

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Nas really is the "illest." Don't yo agree?

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Williams wears many hats. He’s a singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Kudos to this cutie!

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Pharrell doesn't aim to be a sex symbol, only an artist, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have swag.

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Method Man effortlessly made the switch from rap star to respected actor, and it's not hard to see why.

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His smile is one of his best assets and one of our favorites.

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The ladies will always love cool James.

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LL love his hats and we love his smiles.

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Atlanta stand up! B.o.B. is just one of the Southern rap stars keeping the city on the map.

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B.o.B's talented on the mic and photogenic for the cameras.

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If you follow the current Drake vs. Meek Mill rap battle in progress on the radio and social media, you'll find that Meek has loads of ladies on his side.

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Nicki's main man Meek makes our list too!

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He may not rap anymore, but Smith's hit with DJ Jazzy Jeff "Summertime" remains in the rap history books and so he had to make this list for sure.

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Is it just us or does Smith only get better with age?