News: After Dicey "Hottest MCs" Top 10 List, Young Money Dominates MTV's Honorable Mentions [Video]
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 3:00PM
Days after MTV upset your favorite rappers with its annual "Hottest MCs in the Game" Top 10 list, the music network has now released a late edition of honorable mentions.
The network rocked with hip-hop stars Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne for the three spots.
With the 2013 edition of MTV's "Hottest MC's" in the game finally concluded, MTV felt it was time to give notoriety to three artist that didn't make the cut. First up was Jay-Z who's a former number 1 hottest emcee opened the Barclays Center in a 8-night concert series, but didn't release any new solo music during 2012 with only features. Nicki Minaj also a former top emcee, became a superstar in 2012 with becoming the next host on American Idol, but according to their criteria, she was quiet during the year. Capping off the clip was Lil' Wayne, who like Jiggaman is also a former top emcee didn't release any a project in 2012, with Sway saying after his "I Am Not A Human Being II" release; he'll be right back at the forefront of their list. (Free OnSmash)
Jay-Z's Roc Nation protégé J. Cole cleary let off some steam over not being chosen in the "Hottest MCs" list this week.
During an interview with DJ Drama, Cole sounded off on his exclusion. "Somebody's gonna die," he joked before getting serious. "I don't know, but I don't really give a f*ck. It is what it is. Think about it, from what they say, it's the past year, I've had a quiet year." However, he still believed that he deserved a spot in the top 10. "I should be on there," he said, while adding, "I don't give a f*ck, DJ Drama. They're f*cking dead, and I'm gonna kill them." He agreed with a lot of the other MCs that made the list including 2 Chainz and Drake, but didn't want to give the creators any extra shine. "We shouldn't talk about this anymore. They want this. F*ck these guys," said Cole, who didn't understand the logic behind the list. "Future doesn't even give a f*ck about Kanye," he said. "They don't even interrupt each others' lives and they're not competing on the same level." (Rap-Up)
Brooklyn rapper Fabolous, who also did not land on the list, reacted to the rundown last weekend.
"I don't know, number-wise, if everyone is in the right [position]," Fab said when asked about the debated list. "I feel those are the top ten hot, if you're just using the word 'hottest' emcees in the game last year. I think Meek Mill had a great year -- Future, of course, exploded that year, had some club records. A$AP Rocky, I don't think he had the same kind of club and influence that way, his was more his sound and base. You knew his name even if you weren't a particular fan of his music. ... I think they should also change it from top ten emcees, if it's about heat, they should just say the hottest guys in the game because sometimes it gets twisted with if you're talking about their rapping skills, so they should more change that. Of course, 2 Chainz had a phenomenal year." ("Los Angeles Leakers")
This year's "Hottest in the Game" rundown includes Meek Mill, Rick Ross and Kendrick Lamar.
1. Kendrick Lamar 2. 2 Chainz 3. Rick Ross 4. Nas 5. Drake 6. Big Sean 7. Kanye West 8. A$AP Rocky 9. Future 10. Meek Mill ("Hottest MCs in the Game")
Check out the honorable mentions:
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