MTV ‘Hottest MCs In The Game’

Published: Monday 30th Jul 2007 by Sam

As part of their Hip Hop Week, MTV2 screened a ‘Hottest MCs In The Game’ special this past weekend. In constructing the list, a panel of MTV News staff that looked at the most prominent MC’s of the past year and took into account the following: straight-up skills, success (both musically and entrepreneurial), impact on the game, an MC’s ‘cool’ factor, and how they carry themselves on and off recordings. As with BET’s ‘Top 25 Dancers of All Time’ list, this is sure to raise a eyebrows. Check out the list:

1. Lil’ Wayne
2. T.I.
3. The Game
4. André 3000
5. Kanye West
6. Young Jeezy
7. Jay-Z
8. 50 Cent
9. Common
10. Jim Jones

For the most part, I’m ok with the list. Yet, where were Nas and Fabolous? Also, 50 Cent has no place on there – aside from reason of his business success.

Do you agree with the list

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  1. Anonymous July 30, 2007

    i’m just glad that neither jay-z nor t.i. is number one because as far as i’m concerned they are both wack! common should be in the top 5 definately and nas should be in the top 5! but whatever! it’s straight up politics! nas and common don’t suck up to MTV so they aren’t gonna be on the list! and i mean seriously where is luda? he won the grammy for best rap album? like i said POLITICS!!!!

  2. Anonymous July 30, 2007

    JIM JONES!? all i ever hear on his songs is BALLIN!

  3. Anonymous July 30, 2007

    WTF the game on the list i aint hear s*** frum him…n 50 cent pshhh plzzz no wordz fo dat n****… no fo real where’s mah boi Ludacris…lik the other guy side this is straight up POLITICS

  4. Anonymous July 30, 2007

    hey anonymous #3 i’m a girl! but for real this is straight up industry pull and politics! JIM MOTHERFREAKING JONES? lmao! got to me kidding!

  5. Tashema July 30, 2007

    Honestly How is some of these dudes the hottest right now what is the new Jim Jones song, when is the lastime you andre 3000 or what about Jay as much as i love him he has not had a video out in a minute and where is the game
    I agree with common but he should be higher 50 cent i agree with T.I and lil wayne but the the rest mention i don’t

  6. Anonymous July 30, 2007

    This is b******* are they taking the p***? Where’s Ludacris, Chamillionaire, Snoop? are they crazy, now I agree with Li Wayne being there not sure about number one and TI, Andre, Kayne, Common so forth but Jeezy I personally think he can’t rap for s***, The Game naww not feeling him right now, Fiddy hell no he’s gets on my last nerve, They missed of several talented rappers, this is as crap as BET’s best dancers

  7. Anonymous July 30, 2007

    Where is Lupe, The Roots?, Talib Kweli?,Mos Def?, NAS? Come On… 50? Jezzy? Jim Jones?????, yeah this s*** is shader then BET’s All Time Dancers!!!! A big thumbs down to MTV2, you really drop the ball on this one!!!!!

  8. Anonymous July 30, 2007

    This further proves that Hip Hop is slipping.

    Now these rappers aren’t the worst, but they are not the greatest that Hip Hop has to offer.

    Well, except for Common–he’s almost a legend, but the new rappers, to me, are just props–not innovators.

  9. Anonymous July 31, 2007

    Jim Jones???? LMOA, Jeezy? The Game? Yet no Ludacris? He even got a grammy and he’s has the best witty ‘punch lines.” Obviously a joke.

  10. Anonymous July 31, 2007

    Whoever wrote this list needs a b**** slap in the face, hell no!!! where’s Ludacris, Snoop, Chamillionare, Nas, Biggie, Tupac, LL, Busta, Eminem!!! The list goes on the only ones i agree with being on there is Common, Andre, Kayne and TI but not exactly where there placed

  11. Anonymous August 1, 2007

    I totally agreed! But I might put T.I. on the Top of the list.

  12. Anonymous August 2, 2007

    Hell no. There are some lames on da list. That’s because you have a lot of young kids picking people who don’t have real talent. 50 cent shouldn’t even made the list. Lil Wayne is not #1 they should be shot for making this list

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