MTV’s Hottest Mc’s In The Game VIII list is complete and it looks like Kendrick Lamar’s good year is still going strong as he was named this years #1 MC in the game. The completed list looks like this:
10. Meek Mill
7. Kanye West
1. Kendrick Lamar
The list did kick up a lot of dust in the hip-hop world as there were a few rappers who were not pleased with Sway and his panel’s placing of them.Kanye West lead the pack of offended rappers as he was not to pleased at his no.7 ranking not known for biting his tongue he of course got some things off his chest with when he called into DJ Enuff’s radio show.
Kanye gave zero fucks about that list! I also don’t as well as the list is as comparable to The Sources mic rating system as far as relevancy is concerned. Kanye is right where he should be on the list though I wouldn’t have been mad if they put Kanye at #6 swapping places with his apprentice Big Sean.
Kanye wasn’t alone as far as not getting a high placing on the list as the PMF A$AP Rocky also spoke out on his no.8 ranking . I mean A$AP’s buzz is very high, his debut album was well received amongst his hip-hop peers and his single “Fucking Problems” is huge but his placing is just right maybe next year bro just be happy your on a list period.
Rick Ross and 2 Chainz have a reason to celebrate as they both finished in the top 3. Ross’s placement in just right as well right now no one is working as hard the biggest act in hip-hop period. His stable of rappers follow his lead and keep music coming out at a consistent flow. Whether it be albums or mixtapes Ricky and his crew make sure they stay relevant in these hip-hop streets.
You right Ricky these n*ggas won’t hold you back as long as you don’t get lazy on us.
As for Mr 2 Chainz his number 2 slot is up for debate, yeah he was the feature king, very memorable singles but… a sub par showing of an album. I think Sway did NaS a disservice giving 2 Chainz that no.2 spot but NaS is the Susan Lucci of rap as he can’t seem to win anything. NaS had the best hip-hop album of the year followed by Kendrick the Queens general got disrespected once again (sighs).
Congrats on the no.2 spot though, can’t deny how hard this guy works.
When it comes to hip-hop music this list will always spark up a debate, shit we still debate in barber shops if Biggie is better than Tupac or whether “Takeover” is better than “Ether”. There is never no final answer or a deciding factor in these discussions so agree to disagree. What MTV’s list is an opinion based on the material and work ethic these guys put out so don’t take it as a final word. My list for those who care to know is as follows:
10. Meek Mill
7. Big Sean
Again its all a matter of opinion , everyone has their own list and perception of who is out there killing the hip-hop airwaves. So if you were on the panel who would be on your list? Who shouldn’t even be considered?
Congrats to the Good Kid I have no qualms with this pick as this is who I thought MTV was going to pick for the coveted No.1 spot on their list.