2 Chainz, Rick Ross & More Battle It Out For The Title Of MTV's "Hottest MC In The Game"

MTV reveals the names of the 25 rappers included on their "Hottest MC's In The Game VII" list.

Kanye West vs. 2 Chainz. Yelawolf vs. Nicki Minaj. It’s that time of year again when MTV pits some of the hottest rappers against each other as part of their Hottest MC’s In The Game VII series.

Earlier today the names of the 25 MC’s competing for the title of “Hottest MC” were revealed and among those listed were Hip Hop heavyweights like Jay-Z and Kanye West as well as 2 Chainz and French Montana, two artists who made their presence quite known last year.

Eminem, who was crowned “Hottest MC In The Game” as part of the sixth series, is also included on this year’s list.

The list will be narrowed down each day beginning on February 13th with the Top 5 MC’s to be revealed on the Hottest MC’s In The Game VII television special. During the special MTV’s Hip Hop Brain Trust will discuss and debate their way to the crowning of the “Hottest MC In The Game.”

Hottest MC’s In The Game VII will air on MTV2 on Sunday, February 19th at 10:30pm ET/PT.

The full list of Top 25 MC’s is as follows:

2 Chainz

50 Cent

Big Sean

Common

Drake

Eminem

Fabolous

French Montana

Jadakiss

JAY-Z

Jim Jones

Kanye West

Lil Wayne

Lloyd Banks

Maino

Meek Mill

Nas

Nicki Minaj

Red Café

Rick Ross

T.I.

Wale

Wiz Khalifa

Yelawolf

Young Jeezy

RELATED: MTV's "10 Hottest MCs In The Game" Recap

 

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334 Comments

  • Anonymous

    crooked i royce da 59 rick ross wale jay z nas busta rhymes ludacris eminem kendrick lamar tech nine b.o.b. andre 3000 kanye west t.i. j cole joe budden joel ortiz jay electronica termanology bun b mac miller black thought yelawolf big krit

  • Young King

    Hmm.. yea the list don't really matter only dudes on that list worth being on here are: Common, Eminem, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Jay-Z, Kanye, Lloyd Banks, T.I., an Wale.. but Royce Da 5'9 should definitely be on here J. Cole an Kendrick Lamar to.. iono MTV can't seem to ever get a good list together.

  • Darius

    We all know that a lot of those names shouldn't be on there. There's always a few questionable names(Jada, Jim Jones, etc.). There's always snubs(J. Cole, Mac Miller, etc.). Everyone should be used to this by now. It's usually the same people on that list with maybe a newcomer or two. For the record it's the hottest MC's in the game, how good of a rapper they are does not matter. Real hip hop fans don't trip off of shit like this...they just don't pay attention to it. Quit bitching.

  • Jay

    Really no J. Cole, Andre 3000, Lupe Fiasco. Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks,Jadakiss, Maino, Yelawofe and 50 Cent should not be on this list.

  • Spida

    Wtf, french montana? how the fuck did he get on this list

  • Anonymous

    oh shit, i forgot to say wack ass french montana too smh dat nigga fkn sucks lol sounds like 50 and max b had a mentally challenged baby lol

  • Anonymous

    wtf is red cafe,maino, llyod banks, jim jones, 50 cent, and jadakiss(much respect but c'mon) doing on here???? none of these niggas have really did shit in the last year, atleast anything worth listening to lol j.cole, kendrick lamar and big krit needa be on this shit asap!!!!!! mainstream is wack as fuck smh

  • Anonymous

    they have manio on the list but not jcole wow lol mtv is very credible are they working with source

  • Hip-Hop

    Here are the best rappers of all-time 25. Lil B 24. Soulja Boy 23. George W. Bush 22. Santa Claus 21. Elton John 20. Adam Lambert 19. Nick Jonas 18. Ricky Martin 17. Boy George 16. David Guetta 15. Mick Jagger 14. Ludwig Von Beethoven 13. Gucci Mane 12. Insane Clown Posse 11. LeBron James 10. Aaron Rodgers 9. Chad Ochocinco 8. Michael Jackson 7. Rick Ross 6. Winston Churchill 5. Manny Pacquiao 4. Nicki Minaj's butt 3. Kim Kardashian 2. Jerry Sandusky 1. Lil Wayne

  • Drizzy King

    Funny Drake pic http://napturality.tumblr.com/post/490832417/missgoldengirl-madeinbaltimore-picture-for

  • Anonymous

    WHERE THE FUCK IS GAME AND KENDRICK ...WEST COAST ?!

  • Anonymous

    no westcost artist awww racist

  • Anonymous

    wheres canibus, we want real hiphop HAHAHAHHAHA YEAH RIGHT

  • Anonymous

    11 mcs from new york!!! ny run these muthafuckas

  • Anonymous

    Why do people even get angry about this list. It's hottest MCs as in who gets the most spins and exposure out of everyone. Not who is the best rapper. The most mainstream rapper wins because his videos are being played all the time. People really need to quit getting butt hurt over a pathetic MTV list. I swear this site is full of imbeciles.

    • Anonymous 1001

      well i can say my feelings aren't hurt over this list but i can say mtv should redo their list and crossout red cafe and maino, and replace them wit j.cole and mac miller cause u said the list is based on mc's with the most spins and exposure out of everybody right well both j.cole and mac miller have way more attetion and exposure than maino and red cafe have especially j.cole ever since his debut back in september his got radio play, media buzz, certified plaques for his music, his music videos have been played alot to, and he got a grammy nomation mac miller got some buzz to and his couple of music videos have been play alot to where as maino and red cafe i have only seen their music videos a few of times they barely have had any radio play or hit singles and neither of them have debuted with a album yet and their buzz has not flared very much yet either so they shouldn't be on the hottest mc's list at least not right now but like i said i'm not hurt or upset about the list but i do think mtv should take these facts into consideration and redo their list cause u can't overlook a artist like that, that makes a big impact especially a grammy nomatied one i'm just saying mtv ya'll might wanna go back and disgust about the hottest mainstream mc's in the game right now alittle better cause a few of them shouldn't be on your list and a few others should think about it

  • sinman2483

    i wanna suck hovs dick

  • ItsTheTruth

    This shit is so predictable. I can predict with approximate accuracy the outcome of this shit-list. Peep this bullshit: 10. 2-Chainz 9. Meek Mill 8. Young Jeezy 7. Common (REASONABLE) 6. Eminem 5. Kanye West 4. Lil Wayne 3. Rick Ross 2. Jay-Z 1. Drake Our top 5 will consist of an R&B artist, a fake blood who is a gangster but just happens to wear womens pants and skateboard (In the hood of course), who else...oh yea, we also got a former C.O. up there as well. Welcome to today's mainstream rap. Here's what MTV Should do: Make a top 10 most popular RAPPERS (as entertainers) and a separate top 10 for the real hip hop fans: Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Saigon, Big Krit, Kendrick Lamar, Styles P, Phonte, and any nigga from Slaughterhouse. The rappers that got nominated are the same ones you hear on the radio 24-7 and the ones you see every time you go to MTV/BET...the same media outlets that brainwash and dumb down the youth of society. What MTV needs to do, being the huge form of entertainment that it is, is promote real hip-hop to hip-hop fans and maybe we can get a change in the direction of hip-hop going. Unfortunately MTV only cares about ratings and views and money (and promoting garbage to the people). Kids these days don't know who a Big Krit is or who a Kendrick Lamar is. They know ppl who they hear on radio, see on TV, hear in clubs, and who their friends listen to (same shit). FUCK MTV. FUCK BET. FUCK RADIO. FUCK MAINSTREAM. FUCK YOU SO CALLED FANS THAT SUPPORT FAKE BLOODS AND FORMER CO's.

    • TJ

      ''Nas, Jay, Blackthought, Mos, Talib, Pharaohe, Styles, Kendrick, Joell...these are the real kings.'' LMAO. Maybe in your retarded head, you fucking fool.

    • Chunk Dogg

      Shut the fk up This man is talking sense. Nas, Jay, Blackthought, Mos, Talib, Pharaohe, Styles, Kendrick, Joell...these are the real kings. Its sad kids don't know these peeps because today all you hear on the radio is hip-pop and southern trash that is destroying rap music. How can you rate a soft-ass RNB bitch as number one? You must have no balls!! Here's a pic of your favorite rapper, pretty tough now!! http://napturality.tumblr.com/post/490832417/missgoldengirl-madeinbaltimore-picture-for

    • Anonymous

      Hottest MCs basically is the most popular rappers who get there videos played. Nobody who is a real hip hop fan would care about the list and write a fucking essay.

  • sick

    for all the nas bashers if it wasnt for illmatic you wuoldnt be listening to the shit you call music today. Hes your favorite rappers favorite rapper. Ask any of them on the list with the notion Jay wont admit it but this list is shit 70% of them niggas is weak or either on somebodys song that was hot. who still listens to MTV? im mean RTV (reality tv) when you got artist being called out for a battle and dont respond like a bitch thats bad for the game niggas killing the artform with queer shit.

    • Anonymous

      And if it wasn't for Rakim, G Rap or Tragedy Khadafi, Nas wouldn't exist. That has to be one of the dumbest points I've ever heard.

  • Anonymous

    MTV really hates Game. How are you gonna put Yelawolf up there.

  • Anonymous

    Nas' groupies still trying to outdo eachother in their Nas-driven circle jerk? Wow.

  • Anonymous

    where the fuck is lupe and 3 stacks at by the way? smh

  • Anonymous

    this shit is a bad joke smh they also forgot schoolboy q and asap rocky

  • Anonymous

    and fkn 2 chains?????????? wtf lol

  • Anonymous

    Some eastcoast niggas clearly came up wit this bullshit ass list, atleast somebody wit an east coast bias lol jim jones? Red Cafe? french montana? 5o cent? Maino? wtf lol no j.cole, no kendrick lamar, no nipsey hussle, no big krit? these niggas is drunk for dat shit g smh i dnt wut the fuck they be listenin too lol

  • Anonymous

    Nas got the absolute worst cocksuckers ever. They top everything. They make Justin Bieber fans look like objective critics. LMFAO. Why can't they just like his music? Nah, not with those dickriding faggots, they HAVE to say some outlandish shit to big him up, why though? This nigga doesn't need it. Inferiority complex on full force.

    • Lil Pooh

      Fuck Nas Stans!! They just degrading Nas image by dick riding him. These niggas just monkeys on nas back. My Boy Drizzy real Hot right now tho

  • Anonymous

    Nas fans are ridiculous. Fuck off.

  • Anonymous

    Haha they put 50 cent on their and not Game??? Wow damn...

  • Had 2 Comment

    All the people RIDING Nas' dick; fuck you, for HipHop's sake! Nas only has 2 great albums: Illmatic & Stillmatic. The same flow on every track but fuck it, since Illmatic's 12 shitty tracks are '' classic '' he's a living legend. LOL I'm a BIG FAN OF NAS. And he's one of the GOATS but there's much more skilled emcees than Nas. Oh by the way, I've NEVER heard of 2 Chainz, Red Cafe, Maino & French Montana. Why the fuck would they be on the list ? LOL After all, it doesn't really matter who wins this stupid shit. We all know MTV is for 12-15 years old girls (shame on you if you're watching it right now.)

    • comachonvargas

      ^^^LOL saying Illmatic has 12 shitty tracks while calling that album great. LOL @ calling Nas one of the GOATS while saying there are much more skilled MCs. LOL @ saying fuck you to Nas stans while claiming to be a huge fan yourself. DON'T BELIEVE YOU You dudes bash Nas in the same breadth that you grudgingly acknowledge his classics, claim you are fans while acting like he has two nice CDs in his entire catalogue. MAKE UP YOUR MIND. At least a Nas stan can be assured that he likes Nas without giving into pressure from those who don't share the same opinion. All the Nas bashers on this site say the same thing everytime. Oh he is a studio gangster, never sold drugs like Escobar, lost because of features with Tyga & Damien instead of AZ/Premo/Rae, lost because of Kelis, lost because he signed to Jay, lost because he has one flow, lost because all his albums are marketing gimmicks... Does your favorite rapper have a collection of 4 albums better than Illmatic, Stillmatic, IWW, or Lost Tapes? What do you have to say about that? FUCKING CRICKETS

  • Perry bin Majad

    Yo this list is garbage look at these clowns who made the list: Tity Boy, 50 Pennies, Little Sean, Common Bullshit, Flake, Feminem, Fagolous, Jadabitch, Gay-Z, Kangay Fish, Lloyd Wanks, Main-Ho, Nasshole, T.I. fag, Wale bitch, Wiz Khagina, Yelabitch and Grandpa Jeezy. That is not Hip-Hop, these are pop artists who portray themselves as rappers in order to get famous. Thankfully MTV was smart enough not to include, J. Ho, Kendick Lamar, Wack Miller, Fag N9ne, Motherfuckin' Gay Kelly, Big HypoKRIT, Kid Cunti, Laughterhouse, Ponies Meet Unicorns, Chilish Gay-Bimbo, Lugay Fiasshole, Angay 3000, Snoop Poop, Dr. Gay, Atmoshit, Mortal Shitnique, 2wack, Fag Thought, Wack Star, Ass-shit Roth, Tyga bitch, Bullshit Rhymes, Murs homo, Dyke Shinoda, or B.o.B aka Bobby Gay are real rappers. Real rappers include GUCCI MANE, Oj Da Juiceman, Waka Flocka Flame, Soulja Boy, Lil B, V-Nasty, Justin Bieber, MattyBRaps, Christian Beadles, Flo Rida, Birdman, Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist Gudda Gudda, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, YC, Future, Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, Apathy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Army Of The Pharaohs, Canibus, Lowkey, etc. It's Gucci Time!

  • 2Truth

    lol coincodentally, this pretty much covers the 25 most poopy lame rappers list.

  • Nki G.

    MTV, I'm confused by this list! "Hot," in relation to what: coonmercial success; business acumen; supporters; stag-presence; compelling showmanship; lyricism? Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch, Freddie Gibbs,and Jeezy should all be on this list.

  • JC

    Wack arse list, full of corny unskilled sell outs. I did laugh when I saw this pic of Drake though from an earlier post, this is classic!! What a hard man!! bwawwahaa http://bit.ly/xIKoTm

  • Rob little

    Really??? MTV picked 2chainz as the hottest MC? This dude even rap. He has no lyrical skills what so ever. This is the day and age of the simple rappers.

  • Anonymous

    Game should be on there for The City alone.

  • Holland

    O Yeah, it's a MTV list (stuuupid me) I was thinking, where all the talent at? Nope, not on MTthat is..

  • Grrrrg

    half those guys on the list are lame and played and on their way out, also why even mention jay-z. hasnt he hit icon status yet to where we don't need to put him on any "Hottest in the gsme" lists its just implied. He just taking up space. Also whiz khalifa, he was hot like two years ago, if you don't agree throw your headphones on and jam out to "Roll Up" with a tough face...AINT HAppening.

  • Tlac

    where is the game? he had one of the if not the hottest cds out this past year... where is j.cole, B.O.B? some of the artists on this list needs to be off the list. this is gonna be another dumb list like last time... who made this list, they need to report to the highest mountain and take the fastest way down.

  • BuddhaShark

    50 Cent over J. Cole? Maino over Kendrick Lamar? Who made this list?

  • shady83

    my bets on tha white boy, oh wait there's 2 forgot about that! hehehee

  • J. Jenks

    Whoa no J.Cole or Big KRIT

  • Patric Bernier

    fuck this bunkass list. fucking 2chainz? red cafe??? maino?!?! in my opinion it should be something like (in no order) 1. Tech N9ne 2. Drake 3. Yelawolf 4.Lil Wayne 5.Kendrick Lamar 6.Busta Rhymes 7. Tyler, The Creator 8. Hodgy Beats 9. ASAP Rocky 10. Tyga 11. Kanye West 12. JAY-Z 13. French Montana 14. Eminem 15. Ab-Soul So many more, but those are just a few of the better fools that should be on there.

  • So Icy Boi!

    niggas tryna act like me. smh here is ma list: 1. Lil Wayne 2. Drake 3. Nicki Minaj 4. Tyga 5. Lil Twist 6. Bow Wow 7. DJ Khaled 8. Cory Gunz 9. Mystikal 10. Busta Rhymes #YMCMB #WEDABEST its all bout YMCMB.... modern hip hop equalz YMCMB..... real MCs equal YMCMB. swag

    • Chunk Dogg

      YMCMB are a bunch of fagbags Check out this pic of drizzy, what is up with this????????? Homa!! http://bit.ly/xIKoTm

    • NONO

      ...and I am aware that as idiot you only put 10 people on your list, because all you see is Lil Wayne in your dreams.

    • NONO

      1. You didn't grow up listening to Mystikal, so you are just ridin the band wagon. 2.Who in their right mind has Bow Wow in their top 25, YMCMB fan or not. 3.How come the man you got your name from(Gucci Mane), ain't in ya top 25?..I'll answer that for you..It's because you are a dick ridin' fan that follows whoever is hot at the time...LOL

  • Alf Gang Janitor

    Yo, where's MTV RiFF RaFF at though?

  • Anonymous

    Yo this list is garbage look at these clowns who made the list: Tity Boy, 50 Pennies, Little Sean, Common Bullshit, Flake, Feminem, Fagolous, Jadabitch, Gay-Z, Kangay Fish, Lloyd Wanks, Main-Ho, Nasshole, T.I. fag, Wale bitch, Wiz Khagina, Yelabitch and Grandpa Jeezy. That is not Hip-Hop, these are pop artists who portray themselves as rappers in order to get famous. Thankfully MTV was smart enough not to include, J. Ho, Kendick Lamar, Wack Miller, Fag N9ne, Motherfuckin' Gay Kelly, Big HypoKRIT, Kid Cunti, Laughterhouse, Ponies Meet Unicorns, Chilish Gay-Bimbo, Lugay Fiasshole, Angay 3000, Snoop Poop, Dr. Gay, Atmoshit, Mortal Shitnique, 2wack, Fag Thought, Wack Star, Ass-shit Roth, Tyga bitch, Bullshit Rhymes, Murs homo, Dyke Shinoda, or B.o.B aka Bobby Gay are real rappers. Real rappers include GUCCI MANE, Oj Da Juiceman, Waka Flocka Flame, Soulja Boy, Lil B, V-Nasty, Justin Bieber, MattyBRaps, Christian Beadles, Flo Rida, Birdman, Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist Gudda Gudda, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, YC, Future, Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, Apathy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Army Of The Pharaohs, Canibus, Lowkey, etc. It's Gucci Time!

  • MTV DOES NOT REPRESENT HIP HOP

    Another clown ass illuminati list by the channel that cancelled Yo MTV Raps, what else is new...

  • kevotrfc

    WTF is this list? 2 Chainz - Can't make up his mind on his name 50 Cent - Ain't been hot since like 07 Big Sean - Got a buzz this year Common - Never been hottest in the game but probably better than your favorite MC Drake - Sweet ass canadian. If it's hottest in the pop charts and with teeni boppers. Eminem - One of the GOATS. Will always be hot in the game. Fabolous - Great flower but hot this year? Only for getting slapped by a piano singer. French Montana - Signed by Diddy. Oh dear son. Jadakiss - Got hardcore fan base but hot hottest this year. JAY-Z - Has to be in with a shout. Jim Jones - Not been hot the last 10 years. Kanye West - Still doin his thing. Lil Wayne - Carter 4 poor. If he wins because of sales we may as well give up. Lloyd Banks - Good indipendant album son! Maino - Not a chance Meek Mill - Got a buzz Nas - Legend but not at the top of the hot list. Nicki Minaj - Hottest in a HOT list ;) Red Caf - Why is he on this list again? Rick Ross - Officer Ricky. One of the best rappers ever. #NOT T.I. - This guy is constantly hot in the game Wale - Got a buzz Wiz Khalifa - Doing his thing Yelawolf - Not as good as any of Slaughterhouse. Young Jeezy - His buzz is fading year after year. Needs to switch his flow up and surprise us. Where is Tech9, The Game, any or all of Slaughthouse etc? MTV is a joke these days if you like Hip Hop.

  • Anonymous

    yo this list is bullshit tech nine is better then damn near that whole list and hes not even on there

  • Nas this, Nas that !!!

    Nas this, Nas that...I like that dude, but dude got no rap skills....He's just like tupac, Just rapping with emotions, and that's playing safe because, whenever emotions come in anything, the mood changes. Nas needs to switch up flow like Em and Jay, or mix up crazy rhyme patterns and complex words like Em or Rakim b4 i respect his ass. He's one of GOAT, but nothing compared to Em, Jay, BIG, Rakim, Guess he's my #5.

    • comachonvargas

      Truth/FU/Nas this Nas that/Anonymous Fags Even if Nas never changed his delivery his 4 classics [Ill/Still/IWW/LT] still best Em, Jay, Ra, and BIG with their multiple flows and rhyme patters. You can dissect the art of rapping itself all you want, and maybe those artists do have more variety when it comes to technique, but Nas is a far more genuine ARTIST than any of those dudes. Jay drops slick double entendres and has charisma for days, but he hardly ever talks about anything but dealing coke, stacking bills, being better than the next guy. and clowning women. BIG probably would have been the best, but with barely more than two albums, you can't presume he would have matched Em, Jay, or Nas' longevity. Plus, his subject matter was very one-dimensional. Em is the closest MC to Nas of any of the ones you mentioned. His multi-syllabic rhyme schemes are ridiculous, perhaps matched only by AZ, and he is an outstanding lyricist. But as far as making good albums, I think he is pretty overrated. His production can be downright annoying, and his subject matter is downright depressing for real. I like how unpredictable he can be, especially with his early material. But he has dropped some corny ass singles where he clowns non-rappers and pop artists who he laters does songs with [Pink, Rihanna etc.]. Kind of turns me off to him. Ra? Ra had his time sure, but Nas overshadowed Ra so much so that Ra was essentially removed from the conversation of GOAT MCs. Ra set the groundwork for lyrical MCs, but Nas set the bar for lyricism at a level Ra simply couldn't reach. Nas is like Ra 2.0. Nas is nowhere near being above criticism, but you dumb fucks act like he should be subjected to statements like 'he has no rap skills' when that is beyond preposterous. Problem for you gaylords is that your favorite rapper/the rappers you put above Nas would be very likely to put Nas above themselves as MCs. So what does your opinion count for then? NOT SHIT Nas raps cover nearly every subject you can think of... he takes risks... he puts himself out there... trials, tribulations, successes, failures... none of those MCs do that.... he is ACCESSIBLE AND PEOPLE CAN RELATE TO HIM... that is why he has fans like he does ONE

    • Anonymous

      Nas is a living legend, but what does that change? That puts him above criticism? Nigga would be long gone if it wasn't for that one hot album that saved his ass for 15 years of garbage. Cry yourself to sleep, you fucking bitch, because somebody shitted on Nas, who isn't aware of your existence. You're a lowlife fuck that has one goal in life: Defending Nas. God damn, how fucking miserable are you, you piece of shit? Do you have no pride? You resemble a prostitute with your female tendencies. Nas IS a mainstream rapper, you fucking idiot. God damn, your stupidity is unmatched, try to overplay your lack of intelligence by living through a fake ass rapper.

    • Mich

      You stupid or something just go kill yourself you are sucking too much lil wayne s dick, man nas is a living legend, plus you say that hes just like pac so tis is a good thang Stupid people like you are driving me mad as hell I'd just like to punch me true my computer you stupid bitch Keep on ridin mainstream rappers dicks

    • Chunk Dogg

      You losers Nas is a king. These other punks don't even deserve to be ona list next to him!! Fking losers

    • FU

      @YOU ARE A LIVING BREATHING JOKE: Nas got no rap skills, bro. NO SKILLS....and don't bring up Lebron, he's a baller, not rapper. Nas is literally living off illmatic glory !!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      LeBron only has athletical skills, but real Basketball ones? Nah. Getting your panties up in a bunch because someone criticized your idol shows how pathetic and sad you are. What a human tragedy in the history of mankind. You can't even ignore troll attempts, because it gets under your skin when somebody mentions Nas in a negative way. You cockmunching faggot.

    • YOU ARE A LIVING BREATHING JOKE

      Saying Nas has no rap skills is like saying Lebron James has no basketball skills. Just kill yourself quickly aight? Do real niggas a favour

    • Truth

      Exactly! He's behind all these dudes, he's immensly overrated, especially on this site. This nigga been rapping with one flow and technically weak lyrics for nearly 20 years now. There's not one skill he excells at.

  • war22

    i wonder if this list was made randomly...i mean u got Royce da 5'9 and u dont put him in...u got Big Krit...where is Tech N9ne,where is Kendrick Lamar,even Tyler The Creater had a big buzz last year...thank God Eminem and Common are in there... but if they lose to a fat cop MTV is a big fraud who robs artists of their right...who in the hell listens to Red Cafe and Jim Jones these days ?? speachless

  • jesterxxl

    Not one single fucking quarter of the Slaughter FAIL No Styles P another FAIL Not even Busta fuck me FAIL Jeezy not even on there FAIL Oh shit no Cole FAIL Where's Game? FAIL What happened to Tech? FAIL AN THE FAILURES GO ON

  • Dale

    J.Cole did waaaaay more than 50 last year. Tyler the Creator had more buzz than 50 in terms of music. Game had one of the best albums of the year...WTF?

  • SuperGucciRap

    Yo this list is garbage look at these clowns who made the list: Tity Boy, 50 Pennies, Little Sean, Common Bullshit, Flake, Feminem, Fagolous, Jadabitch, Gay-Z, Kangay Fish, Lloyd Wanks, Main-Ho, Nasshole, T.I. fag, Wale bitch, Wiz Khagina, Yelabitch and Grandpa Jeezy. That is not Hip-Hop, these are pop artists who portray themselves as rappers in order to get famous. Thankfully MTV was smart enough not to include, J. Ho, Kendick Lamar, Wack Miller, Fag N9ne, Motherfuckin' Gay Kelly, Big HypoKRIT, Kid Cunti, Laughterhouse, Ponies Meet Unicorns, Chilish Gay-Bimbo, Lugay Fiasshole, Angay 3000, Snoop Poop, Dr. Gay, Atmoshit, Mortal Shitnique, 2wack, Fag Thought, Wack Star, Ass-shit Roth, Tyga bitch, Bullshit Rhymes, Murs homo, Dyke Shinoda, or B.o.B aka Bobby Gay are real rappers. Real rappers include GUCCI MANE, Oj Da Juiceman, Waka Flocka Flame, Soulja Boy, Lil B, V-Nasty, Justin Bieber, MattyBRaps, Christian Beadles, Flo Rida, Birdman, Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist Gudda Gudda, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, YC, Future, Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, Apathy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Army Of The Pharaohs, Canibus, Lowkey, etc. It's Gucci Time!

  • Mr Flamboyant

    MTV doesn't even show music videos. MTV does as little with music as possible. MTV has been shit for how many years now? Fuck MTV. Fuck BET. And fuck whoever contrived this nonsensical ass list. The fact that it started off with a nigga calling himself 2Chainz who called himself Tity Boy is a travesty in itself. Stop runnin on niggas with all that wack shit...talkin about you MC. - GZA

    • Syck Da Great

      hey no doubt i feel u on that aspect but at least my nigga nas is on their along with jada and fabo and eminem so we shall see wit they pick fam

  • Amare

    Whaatt. Thee. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuukk? Seriously who ever made this list should cut their ears off. Some deserve to be on there but dudes like wiz? Big Sean? Lil Wayne? Nicki manaj? What about Kendrick, j cole, Game, raekwon This sh!t is embarrassing. Wow. I hope nasty Nas or Common wins this this Sh!t.

  • Amare

    Whaatt. Thee. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuukkkk? Seriously who ever made this list should cut their ears off. Some deserve to be on there but dudes like wiz? Big Sean? Lil Wayne? Nicki manaj? What about Kendrick, j cole, Game, raekwon This sh!t is embarrassing. Wow. I hope nasty Nas or Common wins this this Sh!t.

  • So Icy Boi!

    dumb ignorant niggas!!!! swag to clear yo minds! da hottest M.C.'s in da game 1. Lil Wayne 2. Nicki Minaj 3. Drake 4. Rick Ross 5. Lil B 6. 2 Chainz 7. Future 8. Soulja Boy 9. French Montana 10. Lil Twist 11. Tyler, the Creator 12. Birdman [hip hop legend] 13. Chris Brown 14. Tyga 15. Raekwon [hip hop legend] ... swag

    • Anonymous

      i agree wit alomst the whole u put up but some of thee dudes are trash you got son future all in all GARBAGE lil b cmon son lol he not even takin this seriously 4 me and he made a mixtape title im gay TRASH birdman a rap legend not hip hop andwayne write his raps do i need 2 say more soulia boy ima end this cause i can tell you are young and you jus dont know about true hip hop so keep your list lil homie

  • Thadon

    This is the most ridiculous list of 25 I ever seen. 50 cent, Lloyd banks, jadakiss, fabolous? What have they done lately? Rick Ross sucks, meek mill sucks, wale is the only mmg member that can flow. Maino, 2 chains, red cafe, French montana? Who are These people? Where is tech n9ne, b.o.b., big krit, j Cole, kendrick Lamar, hopsin, etc. Real hip hop shit... I think u get the drift. The whole strange music crew is better than half these people on this list. the rap u hear on the radio isn't even real music. It's str8 garbage. Who ever made this list knows nothing about hip hop music.

  • rick

    out of this list I'd say Em, Jay, Yelawolf....Throw in Common but Em will take him out in a freestyle...the rest besides Nas and Ye are weak MC's. ..if Nas came out with soem Live at the BBQ, like he did on NASTY..then he'd kill all of these niggas

  • unclesam

    Eh, if you follow the internets, its clearly Kendrick Lamar, Big KRIT and J. Cole atm. Smdh at this list. WHO THE HELL EVEN LISTENS TO 2 CHAINZ? RED CAFE? MAINO? JIM JONES? FRENCH MONTANA?

  • Anonymous

    If you support this list you are a moron when it comes to music. But its cool, your not the only one, no offense.

  • Anonymous

    Aye why Jay look like Mr. Popo from Dragonball though!?

  • FakeHipHop

    This is for all you Drake Dick Riders. Check out your Boy and his Gay Lover: http://goo.gl/e3PNn http://goo.gl/gqqOm http://goo.gl/8L1pU

  • fettt

    This list is such a bad joke! French Montana, Maino, Red Cafe??? Yeah right, i forgot they're lyrical geniuses! But Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Big Krit, Luda or J.Cole are just a bunch of rookies that can be ignored. FUKKK MTV! FUKKK this whole industry of gays and clueless idiots. Slap them in their shady faces!

  • Anonymous

    Hottest? whatever that means.... My favorites are Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Slaughterhouse, Rittz the Rapper, Slaine, J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Asap Rocky, and few others.

  • ItsTheTruth

    This shit is so predictable. I can predict with approximate accuracy the outcome of this shit-list. Peep this bullshit: 10. 2-Chainz 9. Meek Mill 8. Young Jeezy 7. Common (REASONABLE) 6. Eminem 5. Kanye West 4. Lil Wayne 3. Rick Ross 2. Jay-Z 1. Drake Our top 5 will consist of an R&B artist, a fake blood who is a gangster but just happens to wear womens pants and skateboard (In the hood of course), who else...oh yea, we also got a former C.O. up there as well. Welcome to today's mainstream rap. Here's what MTV Should do: Make a top 10 most popular RAPPERS (as entertainers) and a separate top 10 for the real hip hop fans: Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Saigon, Big Krit, Kendrick Lamar, Styles P, Phonte, and any nigga from Slaughterhouse. The rappers that got nominated are the same ones you hear on the radio 24-7 and the ones you see every time you go to MTV/BET...the same media outlets that brainwash and dumb down the youth of society. What MTV needs to do, being the huge form of entertainment that it is, is promote real hip-hop to hip-hop fans and maybe we can get a change in the direction of hip-hop going. Unfortunately MTV only cares about ratings and views and money (and promoting garbage to the people). Kids these days don't know who a Big Krit is or who a Kendrick Lamar is. They know ppl who they hear on radio, see on TV, hear in clubs, and who their friends listen to (same shit). FUCK MTV. FUCK BET. FUCK RADIO. FUCK MAINSTREAM. FUCK YOU SO CALLED FANS THAT SUPPORT FAKE BLOODS AND FORMER CO's.

    • Anonymous

      Where the real emcess at? At the bottom where they belong. LMFAO @ they gonna cheat Nas. You fucking crybaby. That nigga simply not good enough to reach a higher place, get over it. Nas and win don't go together, when will you stupid bitches come out of your alternate universe to accept the truth? Making shit up about your idol on the internet doesn't change shit. Stop confusing wishful thinking with reality.

    • Syck Da Great

      Yo i feel u on every point where the real emcees at and i know they gonna cheat nas and put in the rank of 11-15

    • Anonymous

      word im surprised Trey Songz didnt make it Trigga lol

  • duke dizzle

    List is kinda accurate but where's: Wiz J. Cole MGK Tyga

    • Alf Gang Janitor

      Funny, Tech N9ne's underground and his "shitty ass project" got to number 4 and the number 1 album for hip hop, whilst many say that Kendrick Lamar's mixtape was one of the best pieces of hip hop all year. So yeah, nobody supports or cares about these underground dudes. Idiot.

    • Anonymous

      Nobody, not even their fans, care about these fucking underground weirdos. What part about ''hot'' do you not you understand? The hard part about rap is pursuading people it's hot so much, so that they go out and buy it, which is where all underground rappers fail miserably at. They can't even convince their own fans about their shitty ass projects, none of them is willing to support it.

    • fettt

      kinda accurate??? you probably never heard of Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Pharoahe Monch, Big Krit, Abstract Rude or Myka Nine. Of course everybody has a different taste but If there are names like French Bumtana, Mainho or Jim Jones on this "list" then it CAN'T be taken seriously.

  • Anonymous

    Nas takes this shit, no competition.he the best mc alive

  • Anonymous

    ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHAT HAS JIM JONES DONE THIS YEAR ??? JIM JONES OVER J.COLE ??? REALLY ??? JIM JONES ????? ... JIM JONES ???

  • MANNY TUC

    No KENDRICK??? No Big KRIT??? WTF MTV

  • Anonymous

    the top 9 are definitely going to be.. common, em, jay-z, kanye, wayne, jeezy, nicki minaj, ross, drake (no specific order) that number 10 slot if up for grabs between Wiz/Banks/TI/Yela It comes down mostly to album sales and singles and swag

  • Jay

    Where is BIG KRIT? Thats MTV for ya

  • A.Rose

    Wheres Kendrick Lamar Where's A$AP Rocky

  • Chenna

    No west Coast Cats?????....KeendrickLAmar...Dom Kennedy....IS ANYBODY FROM SLAUGHTERHOUSE EVEN IN THIS LIST.....IS 2 BALLSACK CHAINS CONSIDERED AN MC.....WTF is GOING ON WITH HIP HOP YO

  • Bom919

    Elzhi? Skyzoo? Krondon? I mean these are likely names you should see on this list so it only makes sense that ppl are posting names like these expecting to see them on this list right? The 3 top known, hottest, artist in the game right there. Dude way down there you nailed the missing links my man. O real talk tho why the fuck is Jim Jones and Lloyd Banks on there (no diss to Banks but hes not that relevant right now). And where the fck is J. Cole and B.o.B??

  • dre

    i forgot garbage ass 50 cent

  • dre

    Maino Jim Jones Yelawolf Banks 2 Chainz Red Cafe are all garbage

  • jake ross

    Rick Ross stay winning boss!!!!!!!

  • Chunk Dogg

    Drake is the king Check out the swag! http://napturality.tumblr.com/post/490832417/missgoldengirl-madeinbaltimore-picture-for

  • godseNt201

    Check out my very first video "Lunar" by typing in godseNt - "Lunar" on youtube. Produced the beat my self. My team's first video coming out later this week. No fake shit real hip hop ya'll wont be disappointed, Straight from New Jerz www.thecommittee-mg.com

  • Anonymous

    aww aww aww no (my favorite rapper) aint up there??????!!!!!! aww aww aww this a shitty list.

  • uh huh

    I noticed Slaughterhouse STILL hasn't dropped an album. It's not that easy to make a hit record is it.

  • magic

    young jeezy is the hottest mc. period. he has mixtapes and bad asss tm103. and not to mention he is real not like waka , and rick ross,

  • yoyo

    if u didnt release an album and u still got ...that staying relevent

  • 909

    how many of them didnt release an album this year and are still on this list ???

  • ETK

    the list is bullshit, but for the record, anyone who shouts out the name hopsin ain't better. he did one amazing freestyle and a couple good tracks MONTHS ago and done fuck all since. he ice cold. tech n9ne is the shit, but he been on the downlow like he is every year.. I'd say the most hotness he got was spitting a good verse on C4. the real robberies are J.Cole, Lupe and Royce.. even if two of them dropped less-than-impressive albums

    • PrimeMinister

      how can you say "Tech N9ne is on the downlow like he is every year" when just in the last 3 years he's dropped 5 full length albums (two of them being in 2011 just five months apart from one another), 2 EPs, and a mixtape all while touring over 200 shows a year?

  • Anonymous

    what a fuckin joke of a list

  • bawse

    NO TECHN9NE & NO YUKMOUTH AGAIN HUH?? THE LIST IS BS EASTCOAST BIAS POINTBLANK.

  • Really tho

    People still find mtv a reliable source for what's hot. they don't even show music videos anymore. maybe if this was yo mtv raps just maybe i might take it serious.

  • Anonymous

    11 from NY dats wtf Im talking bout. Hey Atl only got 3 Lmfaoooooooooooooooo...

  • Irv

    game j. cole lupe big krit should also be there even if mtv hates the west coast

  • Irv

    2 Chainz - never listened to this guy overrated 50 Cent - still real Big Sean - ok Common - hip hop pioneer Drake - decent needs to change his flow Eminem - one of the best but ppl suck his dick way too much need to rap the way he used to like his voice like toy soldiers seems like he yells Fabolous - niceee need to come out with a album French Montana - wack Jadakiss - raw JAY-Z - nice Jim Jones - wack Kanye West - nice ass producer good ass rapper Lil Wayne - 95% shitty, sold out raps rs rarely Lloyd Banks - nice as fuck not underrated but good need to be heard more voice changed up idk y Maino - ok Meek Mill - alright like the guy Nas - GOAT very intellectual and intelligent Nicki Minaj - annoying not even a rapper sing too much Red Caf - soso lyrics need to be better Rick Ross - FAKEST RAPPER EVER!!! RESPONSIBLE FOR FAKE RAPPERS!! T.I. - NIce as hell only one of the few rappers to be nice at several flows Wale - nice underrated Wiz Khalifa - shitty Yelawolf - nice raps real shit Young Jeezy - good rapper

    • Anonymous

      Nas, GOAT ??? Jay-z, Just nice ? Fool. Em, Jay>>>>>>Nas any day !

    • DaGnrl

      BOUT RIGHT,,,,, FAB, JADA, JAY, WALE, EM( THOUGH AGREE NOT BIG ON EM THESE DAYS) TOP 5 LYRICISTS ,,,, CLOSE 2ND,,,,KANYE(MAYBE ^), DAMN NAS AND COMMON TOO ^, L.BANKS, AND AS GAY AS HE IS DRAKE, AND ROSS AS MORE OF AN ACTOR RAPPER BUT STILL SPITS, OLD WIZ FUCK THIS MR. ROSE GUY, TI'S OLD SHIT CAN'T FUCK WIT EM AFTER ALL THE MTV SPECIALS AND REALITY SHOW, YELA GO CRAZY TOO STILL AGREE WIT MOST OF YA THEY MISSIN ALOT OF PEOPLE BUT THESE ALL MAINSTREAM AND ITS MTV

  • Anonymous

    WTF is JIm Jones doing on the list? & Yela is dope but he's not buzzing like that.

  • Anonymous

    everybody n dey mama dick ridin meek so i see him pretty high on the list

  • lol

    Looool two chainz aint winning shit lol, garbage ass nigga

  • Frostyicy

    2 Chainz Drake Lil Wayne Rick Ross Nicki Minaj That's gonna be the top 5. Easily. Top 5 hottest doesn't mean best lyricist, it means most popular at the time.

  • Anonymous

    HOT = who's getting the most press and word of mouth in the streets

  • Anonymous

    not tryna sound like a dick rider but 50 is not relevant, game should def take his place

  • TEXAS

    FUCK MTV WHY U HAVE 2 CHAINZ AND NO

  • hiphop

    wow where is game, anyone from slaughterhouse, j cole, kendrick lamar, jay rock, styles p, young jeezy... i just dont see how maino and nicky minaj and 50 cent are on this list and none of these other people got one.... this list is some bs

  • Anonymous

    every year yall say fuck mtv this list dont mean shit. yet every year you come back and complain about it.

  • jnr

    Are MTV fucking serious? You got 2chainz, Jim jones, Maino, Drake, French montana, Red cafe, Wiz Khalifa etc... and yet no GAME? Wow... GAME will rap circles around all these niggas except maybe Jay z and Eminem. No wonder nobody respects or watches mtv anymore!

  • Hip Hop Head

    In no order but heres a few people who shoulda been on the list Big Krit J Cole Kendrick Lamar Royce Da 5'9 Crooked I Eminem Jadakiss Jay Z Common Nas Meek Mill (had a big year) Jeezy TI Tech N9ne The Game Rick Ross Joe Budden Lupe Fiasco

  • Real Hip HOp

    wow these dudes at MTV should change this to the 25 most commercial artists in the game...they got no love for the west coast Game, Kendrick, and Crooked I should at least be up there, and no Slaughterhouse members either c'mon son get the fuck outta here with that bullshit

  • anonymous

    wow mtv sucks but then again all they know how to do is make reality shows. Crooked I will shit on everyone on this list except for Nas, Common, & Eminem!! Even Horseshoe Gang are alot better not to mention Kendrick Lamar! Fuck This list no love for the West!

  • ....

    Its MTV. How are they gonna name "Top 25 MC's" in the game? Really? They'll probly end up letting drake or wayne win it smh.

  • Anonymous

    No J. Cole? Seriously? He has one of the best albums out and sold more than both Wale and Big Sean. Not to mention that he is without a doubt better than half the rappers on this list.

  • Anonymous

    french montana? where's future?

  • Swag

    Doesn't matter who is or ain't nominated, Weezy will still lead the list.

  • jhuntdaprodigy

    1. Drake 2. Jay-Z 3. Kanye West 4. Nicki Minaj 5. Lil Wayne 6. Rick Ross 7. Big Sean 8. Wale 9. Meek Mill 10. 2 Chainz At least about 6 of the people I listed will end up on the actual list, if not all

  • Anonymous

    WHY IS WACK ASS BANKS MAINO N JIM JONES ON THIS LIST THO?

  • 187JoshM187

    They put bitch ass 2 chainz and red cafe on the list and not Game? And wtf JIM JONES? Does his old ass even still rap? Those three could have easily been replaced with Kendrick Lamar, J cole and Game. FUCK MTV...

  • Anonymous

    Wait... where's J Cole?

  • Fuck it

    Lupe puts a fuckin album that does 200k, puts out a fuckin mixtape that lyrically shitted on all these niggas they chose and the muhfucka don't make the cut. SM motherfuckin H

    • Troubleman

      Was thinking the same thing SLR best track I've heard in years lyrically.Bein dope is all in the muscle Its more than just a pause and a chuckle I bench press elephants, and bowlin ball juggle So dont be scared to take the Super Lu route Top 5 alive and I only got 2 out! School ya on your history, I tell ya what you bout Fight for all the right things and let the Huey New out Pharrell what these n-ggas talkin bout? Two man Big Pun, a one man Slaughterhouse A two album Jay-Z, a one n-gga Wu-Tang Young and hungry Mos Def, a conscious rappin Lil Wayne I dont care for similarities Cause Im a pioneer, not a parody These aint bars, this is barbarity SLR Clarity

  • GoReadABook

    Drake's gonna win....mark my words

    • Chunk Dogg

      That gay dude in the wheelchair from Saved by the Bell? http://napturality.tumblr.com/post/490832417/missgoldengirl-madeinbaltimore-picture-for

  • Wiz - Oh.Globe Blog!

    Oh man...this list is gonna cause a lot of problems.

  • chrisxpaul96

    No Tech N9ne? Shitty list...

  • A-Game

    Don't understand why 50 and Jim Jones are there because they haven't done much lately and no disrespect to Jada but I don't know why he's there either. And where's Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole?

  • mom

    no jcole no game......lol

  • Anonymous

    yelawolf goin to show all these rappers what skills are, white dog get'em!!

  • kizman

    lol @ this list, where is Ja rule, game, j cole and hopsin?

  • Supreme

    This isnt your fav or my fav or the best mcs just "HOTTEST" in the game, remember that. Meaning radio and talk, mags, features, mixtapes, albums and everything else. For arguments sake off this list the only ones id bother with are lamar, krit, cole, nas, common, tech and game. I like oolllddd kanye and jay. Wale, b.o.b. mac and wiz changed big time to me yela and t.i. are ok. Lil waynes overrated and i hate rick ross and waka. Also not sure what the big deal with montana is. Oh and i like gibbs and Big fan of Eminem but didnt think their buzz was as big around 2011. OK now that thats outta the way and you guys wont hate or say this is biased heres the list. in no order should be Drake J. Cole Big K.R.I.T. Lil Wayne Kanye West Jay-Z Meek Mill Wale Mac Miller Wiz Khalifa Waka Flocka Flame Nicki Minaj Nas Common Tech N9ne B.o.B. Yelawolf 50 Cent Tyler The Creator The Game Rick Ross Kendrick Lamar Busta Rhymes French Montana T.I. ALSO CAN ANYONEEEE TELL ME WHY DX PUT TITY BOI AS THE PIC FOR THIS ARTICLE???? I MEAN COME ONNNN

    • Supreme

      ha its funny people easy start talkin shit to people over the internet ha and im saying this list is who im always hearing bout whether i like em or not also big sean and young jeezy which still aint on my own list but u retarded? im not sayin whether theyre good or not and banks im a fan always been since he dropped but he aint in that whos hot to run out and go and get whos gone be shoved in peoples faces. I PUT BANKS OVER HALF THIS LIST IMO but i aint choosin my top 25 or 10 or whatever ok? You got any other retarded smartass comments?

    • gavo704

      did you seriously put FLOCKA?? not seriously tho

    • Anonymous

      wheres LLOYD BANKS AT DUMBASS!! HALF YOUR LIST IS SHIT

  • Jeezy Like 2 Drink

    This how it should go based on hottest Ross,Drake,Nicki,T.I.,Jay,Ye,Jeezy, Wayne,Wale

  • In Your Fucking Face

    YOU GOT TO BE FUCKING RAPING US MTV!? This Is Rabbit Shit... J Cole Has A Top 10 Record On The Rap Charts A Top 20 Record On The Hot 100! Gold Album. I Fuck With Yelawolf and Nas But What Have They Done? No Mixtapes No Recent Music. Lloyd Banks? 50 Cent Still Raps? NO Kendrick Lamar? Tyler the Creator Creates Headlines With Fucking Tweets Bro And He Aint On Here. Maino Red Cafe? Im A Brooklyn Nigga But Them Niggas Cant Be On This List Over Asap Rocky Who Is Hotter. THIS SHIT IS ABOUT CONNECTIONS NOT ACTIVITY. FUCK MTV! ! ! Young Niggas Getting No Love

  • RappinMan

    I like to jackoff I smoke dat weed and then I cough unlike rick ross Im a real boss james brown style I paid the cost dont believe me ask ya girlfriend pussy she will tell you im not a fuckin rookie as I eat a cookie while smokin another dubie this is real life not a movie I bet you bitches thought you knew me yup Im at it again just killed another dubie cause I like to get high would you rather me lie hell no cause Im to real get out my face before you get killed I should be on this muthafuckin list FUCK ALL YALL!!!

  • Anonymous

    Why the Hell has no one mentioned Andr 3000!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    and Kendrick is not on this list because....

  • NEGRO

    ALOTA NIGGAZ ON THIS LIST AIN'T EVEN HOT!!!! RAWSS IS THE NIGGA...WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Real Hip-Hop

    With the exception of Common and NaS

  • Real Hip-Hop

    You people don't even know what real hip-hop is about.. These artists above don't express the culture. They AINT HIP-HOP. Wheres their B-Boy Moves at? Wheres their aerosol spray paint cans at??? wheres their DJ's spinning real vinyl at???? Wheres the cypher that they freestyle at??? The mainstream portrays hip-hop as something it is not. DAMN SON. Wheres the KRS-One or Gang Starr of this generation?? Wheres the WU-TANg of this generation. I'm only 19 but i still realize what the mainstream media puts out is not real hip-hop. its HIP-POP. Corny rappers these days don't know what true lyricism is. Keep GHOSTWRITING and BRAINWASHING THE YOUTH!!!!!

    • Chunk Dogg

      What happened to rappers being true the street? Check out this pic of Drizzy before he got gangsta...real hard now hahaaaaaaaaaaaa fag boy http://bit.ly/xIKoTm

    • ETK

      either you're not 19 or you're a sheepish whiner who just needs to cater to what he likes

  • ethan

    yeah thought mtv atleast have thier artiest of the month but nope i was wrong. no tech n9ne or k dot

  • MTV's retarded

    MTV's retarded...... no tech? no hopsin? no royce? Fuckin idiots

  • Anonymous

    tech n9ne aint in here? haaa half these rappers are jokesss lmao

  • WhyYouHateTheGame?

    they leave GAME out on purpose.. no west coast artist are allowed to participate.

  • Dr Steve Brule

    SMH wanna make all the internet weirdos come out by the hundreds? make up a TOP rappers list lol...works everytime... These list are a desperate grasp at straws, cause they say "hot" like the game is progressing any further...hottest MC in the game? really? hot as in what lol? the only MCs on the list that I see are Common, Jay Em, Jada, Nas and kanye...the rest are a buncha rap niggas who dont endorse emcee's emceeing nor hip hop!! The niggas who actually fit the title MC are actual EMCEES from an era when MCs still existed! The new shit going on is hardly EMCEEING! Call it hustling... and not "moving weight" hustling more like nickle & diming! Its like niggas is celebrating the lesser of 2 of evils lol! when you talk about any of those other guys it dont got jack shit to do with ANYTHING you measure an MC by...its about bullshit that traditional pop media goes by...album sales, popularity, radio spins twitter and all kinda other garbage...hip hop is a hybrid pop culture mixed with rock techno & rap... and niggas are so brainwashed that when MTV or whoever says "such & such is #1" you take it personal now you cant support who the #1 guy is supposed to be...then it turns into a us versus them mentality...hip hop divides itself leaving yall to bicker online about nothing, meanwhile nobody wins but the major labels...and I like how they snuck commons name on the list...all to further distort the image of what an actual MC is...they KNOW Common didnt have a big hit or anything they just wanna pit common and true school hip hop against drake the new age RAPPER and publicly make fun of the situation and make you believe that it was all about serena williams to downplay it all...same thing with 50 & ross...50 shouldnt be on this list but what their gonna do is try to hype rick ross like hes really doing something, as if he "survived" 50 the big bad bully lol...which is still funny cause nobody takes ross serious no matter how good his beats are! I wouldnt be surprised if yelawolf or em wins lol! they laughing at ALL OF US! the niggas ready for change and you lay down & take it dumb niggas who thinking your running shit... FOR YOUR HEALTH!!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe at the bottom of the list, but hopsin too.

  • DOG

    WILL HILL... H.O.M.E.TEAM

  • Jeff

    guys chill...mtv dosnt know shit about music, this list means nothing.

  • Anonymous

    They are soo wrong. Game, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Tech N9ne, Gucci, And even Dre with the couple songs he's put out. Mtv needs a staff that listens to hip hop more intently than the ppl they have now

  • GLOCKWORK

    Ummm I think they're missing a few people. Specifically J Cole, Big KRIT, and Kendrick Lamar.

  • CR7

    2 Chainz- Wack 50 Cent- Legend but past his best Big Sean- Wack Common- Average rapper also past best Drake- Too much girly shit Eminem- Top 5 all time Fabolous- Needs a good new album French Montana- Who!! Jadakiss- Hasnt gone anything good recently JAY-Z- Legend but an asshole sell out Jim Jones- Wack Kanye West- Great producer sub par MC Lil Wayne- Very Talented but up his own ass Lloyd Banks- Underated mixtape king Maino- Wack Meek Mill-Wack Nas- GOAT but no new material Nicki Minaj- Fine as fuck but played out Red Caf- Ok at best Rick Ross- Ok MC but most fake rapper ever T.I.- Killin it right now, My Pick Wale- Good year and good MC Wiz Khalifa- This kid is played out Yelawolf- Crazy talented and orginal Young Jeezy- Good MC but same album everytime Just my opinion......

    • Chunk Dogg

      What about Drake, he's a hard MC LOL!! Pussy ass fag Check this pic for a laugh http://bit.ly/xIKoTm

    • I also like...

      how you made up two fake people and tried making them compliment you on your stupid list. You're pathetic, and you said you liked Jay-Z, but then you call him an asshole sell out? You're a fucking retard.

    • Anonymous

      I have to disagree that EM is an all time top 5.

    • Anonymous

      Good List nice observations

    • CR7

      I like nas, tip, 50, em, yelawolf, jay z, loso, wale, banks, jada!! Maybe u should go change your maxipad and stop being so protective of ur wack mc's. Do u work at mtv or something???

    • good thing

      your opinion is dogshit. seriously you dogged everybody on the list...who the fuck do you like? You elitist fuck.

  • Anonymous

    this list was made by a 3rd grader. probably maino, or red cafe's kid. because they don't deserve to even ask about this list let alone be on it

  • real talk

    jadakiss? that guy hasnt brought out anything in a while...+ no kendrick and no game?....wackest list ever

  • Anonymous

    NO J. COLE... DO THEY NOT KNOW HOW MUCH SPINS "WORK OUT" GETS A FUCKING DAY...?? BUT U GOT RED CAFE ON IT THO... LETS NOT EVEN MENTION MAINO, I CANT TELL U A NAME OF A SONG HE MADE SINCE HI, HATER!

  • $pliff

    Jim jones? Rick Ross? Nicki Minaj? Where the f**k is Royce??? Did you hear the shit on hell the sequel? CRAZY!!! I think Eminem will win this easily, I mean did you hear the shit on hell the sequel? CRAZY???

  • Mphasis

    NO J. COLE OR KENDRICK LAMAR?? WACKKKK

  • Anonymous

    Where is Slaughterhouse at?

  • Shuttaman

    no Game, Kendrick??? but common french montana? JIM JONES? MAN FUCK MTV MOTHAFUCKAS

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick Lamar? Tech N9ne? ScHoolboy Q?

  • gfthrtdgh

    how is nicki or wayne on this list i choose 2 chains meek wale common nas tech n9nne yelaaa Earl tyga rick ross (no specific order

  • dockevoc

    A lot of mediocre talent on this list, seems fitting following the worst year in hip hop history

  • Anonymous

    thats my list if were talking about the work they put in in 2011

  • Anonymous

    rick ross drake lil wayne jay-z/kanye west nikki minaj wiz khalifa big sean meek mill wale 2chainz french montana

  • firealarm

    OMG there's so many rappers who should be on there...how does Eminem make the list when all he did was put out a joint EP & a select few guest verses? And Jim Jones??? REALLY??? Goddamn MTV you guys are fucking ridiculous. No J.Cole, no Tech N9ne. I'm sorry but a number of those guys don't deserve to be up there..they didn't do anything this last year.

  • Anonymous

    So a popularity contest? No concern

  • Anonymous

    This list is lazy as fuck. It's MTV though so guess you can't expect too much.

  • wtf

    maino and red cafe but no game?

  • hottest MC

    so is dis hottest meaning who had the biggest buzz(as in albulms sold,radioplay and all the other numbers involved) or just best MC?..If it's just hottest, I think Drake should win. He's been all ova features (round of applause, Im on One, Tony Montana, Stay schemin) and even had his own huge singles (headlines,Marvin's Room, Make me proud, The Motto). I dnt think any1 has been all over the place like he has. P.S.-Jim Jones and Nas shouldn't be on this list. They didnt drop an albulm and any song(or single) dey put out, aint sellin much right now. If we're just talking about the Hottest and most relevant MC's right now

    • Chunk Dogg

      Ahh you missed something hombre, Drake is not a hip-hop MC. Bet you are thinking how did I miss that? Well it's quite simple... In future here's a checklist for a real hip-hop MC: 1. Raps, doesn't sing Rnb 2. Represents hip-hop, not pop 3. Is true to his roots - rich jewish canadian kid, but raps like he's from the South?!?! 4. Has balls not a vagina (for a man that is) 5. Can battle rap, won't get dissed and hide in the shadows I hope this has been helpful for you. Here's a pic of drake for you http://bit.ly/xIKoTm

  • Anonymous

    Can I get a Big K.R.I.T and J. Cole sighting?

  • BwS

    no westcoast artist in it fuck outta here

  • whut whut

    MTV your list is weak. Wil Smith could get a bigger buzz today than a few those names.

  • Jody02JoSo

    No Bias scrait real shyt 1.Drake 2.Throne(Hov & Yeezy) 3.Lil Wayne 4.Rick Ross(still waiting on the album) 5.Young Jeezy 6.Nicki Minaj 7.2 Chainz 8.Tip 9.French Montana 10.Fabolous Dez niggaz is who i hear on tha radio da most right now #ijs

  • Anonymous

    J Cole....Game....Wtf is wrong with this list?

  • WEST$IDE

    wheres game!? no west coast love on this list!!!

  • PM2126

    stick to reality tv MTV

  • Killa

    Clearly who ever is named number is irrelevant, especially when you have someone like Jim Jones on the list and not someone like Game..RED album wasnt that bad was it, and its only like 6months old.. Who's putting these lists together, they need guys like dr dre, dj premier, and the rza putting lists together, at least their opinion is way more relevant!

  • YESSIR

    WHO PLAYING ROYCE RIGHT NOW?

  • Anonymous

    why are you idiots making lists without Lil Wayne in it ? lmao. thats just straight hatin, you don't have to like him but he is the hottest artist out still.

  • WHAT DO I THINK???

    ABSOLUTE SHIT LIST!!! ABSOLUTE SHIT LSIT!!! ABSOLUTE SHIT LIST!!!

  • showmedaclitbtch

    Damn, Lupe's going to be pissed. Didnt he want to be on this countdown?

  • da1

    hottest lately mac miller rick ross lil wayne drake (rnb) nicki minaj em i guess. who else been gettin alot of press cuz this isnt about record sales or years in the game. hottest of 2011 who made an impact on the game.

  • da1

    every year u guys come with weaker and weaker ppl. NAME IT THE HOTTEST UP AND COMERS cuz that shit is dumb. lets put 2 chainz on there like huh. this nigga all of a sudden on shit. french put in work but i need albums man. so u sayin i can drop onehit this summer and be on there next year come on. they should have three hottest right now hottest of all time and up and comers. why jayz on there nas on there common. just put ppl that push singles. choose a song and base it off of that who has the hottest song

  • Hmm...

    Easily Em. 1. Em 2. Mr West 3. Kendrick Lamar 4. Royce 5. Jay-z The Rest can suck donkey dick!!!!

  • ME

    REALLY??? How are 2-Chainz, French Montana, Jim Jones, Meek Mill and Red Cafe in the list? They either suck or haven't done shit! The rest all may not be good, but have had their names out there at least...

  • Bas

    Somehow the rap game reminds me of the wrestling game

  • .....

    Wiz, Red Cafe, Maino, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Yelawolf, and Nicki Minaj...this list has to be rap's biggest joke.

  • hellrazor

    this list is a fuckin joke. of course, what does mtv know about hip-hop? nothing. nas & common are the clearly the best on that list but the rest of them aint even worth a mention

  • Anonymous

    2 Chainz is on the "ATL Bite Life" show trailer. Check it out www.atlbitelife.com. @ATLBiteLife

  • Zach

    The lack of Cole or Kendrick makes this list a joke. Tyler also deserves a spot, since he had a pretty big year. Take off Maino, Red Cafe, and Yela for those.

  • Anonymous

    What a random ass list of rappers. How you gon tell me that Jim Jones is hotter than J Cole rite now? That Maino is hotter than Tyler the Creator? That Red Cafe is hotter than Raekwon???

  • Holland

    Hip Pop shitlist.... Damn DX, give us Hip Hop back! No Kendrick? Realy?, realy? Keep on ridin' Wayne&Ricky's d*ck

  • YESSIR

    WHAT DO YOU NIGGAS NOT GET ITS THE HOTTEST IN THE GAME. YALL POSTING NIGGAS NAMES THAT AINT SELL NO RECORDS GET NO RADIO OR CLUB PLAY IF U DONT GOT YMCMB AT THE TOP YOU ARE RETARDED

  • JC

    Jay Z Nas Pharaohe Monch Black Thought Common Kendrick Lamar Talib Styles P Buckshot Smif N Wessun Joell Ortiz Real MC's// there you have it. None of these wack ass RNB corney fack ass fag boys

  • Anonymous

    Terrible list. Eminem, Jay-Z, and NaS are better then the rest of these rappers combined.

  • Yo! MTV Raps

    1. Eminem 2. Jay-Z 3. Kanye West 4. Kendrick Lamar 5. Big K.R.I.T. 6. J. Cole 7. Common 8. Nas 9. The Roots 10. Saigon HOT + MC'ISH'

  • Anonymous

    no Tyler, The Creator? no A$AP ROCKY? no Machine Gun Kelly? no Kendrick Lamar? no Busta Rhymes? no Tech N9ne? no Hopsin? no B.o.B.? no Lupe Fiasco? no J.Cole? no Mac Miller? no Childish Gambino? no Danny Brown? no NINO GRAYE?!?!?!?!?! NO ANYONE ACTUALLY WORTH WATCHING FOR???!!!??!?!?!?!

    • Anonymous

      @what.nigga your retarded if you think Lupe is the only hot rapper in this dude's list.these are basically a lil more than half of the hottest in the game.+ Lupe isnt really doin anything rite now.

    • Brandon Hamm

      Sorry, but Jim Jones is just hotter than all of these guys at the moment! *sarcasm*

    • what

      what are you illiterate? HOTTEST in the game. Only Lupe from your list should be on the list

  • Liquid Swords

    Not one wu tang emcee! bullshit ass list wheres roc marciano, kendrick lamar, schoolboy q, freddie gibbs, elzhi?!. Thats to name a few

  • Anonymous

    no Tyler, The Creator? no A$AP ROCKY? no Machine Gun Kelly? no Kendrick Lamar? no Busta Rhymes? no Tech N9ne? no Hopsin? no B.o.B.? no Lupe Fiasco? no J.Cole? no Mac Miller? no NINO GRAYE?!?!?!?!?! NO ANYONE ACTUALLY WORTH WATCHING FOR???!!!??!?!?!?!

    • Anonymous

      ur def then nigga lol.MGK talks about people like you in his interviews.how does he wish he was tough??i dont get it ur a white kid from the trap...what the fuck does that have to do with anything lol.i beat up niggaz of all colors in trap house's.aint a damn thang to me dude

    • showmedaclitbitch

      MGK sucks doodie stains. Just another priviliged white kid who wishes he was tough, like Mac Miller. I'm a white kid from the trap, and they'd get they bitch ass dealt with if they were in a real hood.

  • Real Hip Hop

    You people don't even know what real hip-hop is about. These artists above don't express the culture. They AINT HIP-HOP. Wheres their B-Boy Moves at? Wheres their aerosol spray paint cans at??? wheres their DJ's spinning real vinyl at???? Wheres the cypher that they freestyle at??? The mainstream portrays hip-hop as something it is not. DAMN SON. Wheres the KRS-One or Gang Starr of this generation?? Wheres the WU-TANg of this generation. I'm only 19 but i still realize what the mainstream media puts out is not real hip-hop. its HIP-POP. Corny rappers these days don't know what true lyricism is. Keep GHOSTWRITING and BRAINWASHING THE YOUTH!!!!!

    • Real Hip Hop

      Your just adding on to the mainstream band wagon by calling me a pussy. you don't know me. i don't know you. I'm just stating the facts. Don't you dar compare lil wayne to KRS-One. Don't you compare Odd Future to Wu-tang. You are irritant and misguided. listen to some intelligent music with a meaning behind and good lyrics. And not some electronic beat or auto tune. cuz that SHIT AINT REAL HIP-HOP !!!

    • Trueskool

      Word up son. I'm 32 and I can tell you got it right. Hiphop is being used and abused, its blasphemy. Putting people's names like DRAKE on a list of best MC's. Maaan, what the fk is up with that?!! Bout as hiphop as Justin Bieber! Punk needs to go back to playing the retarded wheelchair guy on Saved by the Bell And yes, virtually none of these punks represent hiphop. Sadly, it's a lost artform in most of today's MCs. Aside from the real kings...guys like Pharaohe Monch, Mos Def, and all the old skool gods Rakim, KRS etc...

    • So Icy Boi!

      fuck u! u live in da past pussy. Lil Wayne is da KRS-1 of dis generation. YMCMB is da Gang Starr of dis generation & ODD FUTURE is da WU-Tang of dis generation. time flies........ lmaooooo new rappas are betta old rappas.. old school rappas are old, borin, broken niggas..... its all bout new school & YMCMB. swag

  • Anonymous

    Red Cafe?no Lloyd Banks?no 50 cent?no Fabolous?no French Montana?no Jim Jones?no Maino?no this list blows

  • So Icy Boi!

    1. Lil Wayne 2. Nicki Minaj 3. Drake 4. Rick Ross 5. 2 Chainz 6. Wiz Khalifa 7. French Montana 8. Meek Mill 9. Maino 10. Jim Jones dis is ma list..... wheres Lil B, Waka, Gucci, Tyler, Future, Hudgy, Slim Dunkin ? huh swag

  • Anonymous

    I like 2 chainz but dude rapping styles kinda suck. Jim jones is horrible. Red cafe, really? And Why the FUCK isn't j.cole on this list? Fuck MTV and whoever agrees with this list. They must be doing this from just popularity and skills

  • Anonymous

    sales wise is eminem.... street/club wise... rick ross...

  • Vater709

    1. Kendrick Lamar 2. Eminem 3. Game 4. Nipsey Hussle 5. YG 6. Tone Trump 7. 2Chainz 8. Meek Mill 9. Cassidy 10. Ya Boy 11. Busta Rhymes 12. Glasses Malone 13. yelawolf 14. Joe Budden 15. Crooked I 16. Royce Da 5'9 17. Joell Ortiz 18. Cory Gunz 19. Dom Kennedy 20. Dubb 21. Compton Menace 22. Nas 23. Jay Rock 24. ScHoolBoyQ 25. AB Soul

  • Anonymous

    This list is a fuckin joke. They have so many wack artists on there. I know it's "Hottest" "MCs" in the game, but some of these aren't even hot at the moment. 50 Cent? Jadakiss? Red Cafe? Jim Jones? Lloyd Banks? C'mon. And where's Kendrick?

  • Anonymous

    THEY HAVE 50 CENT BUT NO GAME BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Anonymous

    J.COLE FANS GONNA BE MAD AS HELL LOOOOOOOOOL. THEY EVEN HAVE JIM JONES LMAOOOOOOOOO

  • Anonymous

    people in the comments don't know what hottest means LMAO.

  • Pseezle

    No Game, J.Cole or Tyler The Creator?

  • Anonymous

    Drake? He dont even "RAP" he sings.

  • Anonymous

    Wackest list ever. Wheres Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T.?

  • YESSIR

    YMCMB MMG WE TAKING HOME THE CROW IT IS HOTTTEST IN THE GAME AINT NOBODY MAKING WAVES LIKE YMCMB

  • Anonymous

    RED CAFE!!!! WHO THE FOCK IS RED CAFE????????

  • Hip Hop Head

    Yooooo.......why is J. Cole not on the list? Wow...petty as hell

  • Anonymous

    Maino, Jim Jones really. No KRITT J COLE I forgot its MTV.

  • Leon

    Lack of Lupe Fiasco and Pharoahe Monch is disturbing. For me though Rick Ross has been killing it lately. That Rich Forever mixtape is sick

  • God

    Jay Z will take this one. WTT was a classic and I dont think anyone had better lyrics in 2011. Section 80 was a classic, I dont know why they havent included K.dot in it because he was better than 20 of these niggas. As always MTV niggas are ignorant as shit.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Hottest niggas in the game atm: Jay Z, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Drake, Eminem, Wiz, Nicki. And before yall niggas sayin im dickriding, Cashmoney is the shittiest thing that happened to hip hop and Em fell off like a motherfucker. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    no tech n9ne. Fuck mtv

  • Anonymous

    This is a joke Right... Jim Jones, Big Sean, 2 Chainz? those are just the ones that jumped out at me... You fucking killing me MTV..

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  • Anonymous

    LOL @ red cafe being on the list

  • Anonymous

    Anyone can visit the state correctional facility and see his picture is still posted on their wall. Its almost as if the loss of authenticity has freed him to push the Rick Ross character to its utmost extreme When he compares himself to Big Meech and Larry Hoover on B.M.F., the semantics are important. He has gone from saying that he knows infamous drug traders, to saying that he thinks he is one. The I think Im in I think Im Big Meech/ Larry Hoover implies that Rick Ross in fact knows that hes not a big time coke dealer, but that he has convinced himself that he is. Again, Ross is winking at his own play-acting.

  • Anonymous

    HOW IS J.COLE, TYLER THE CREATOR, AND BIG KRIT,KENDRICK LAMAR NOT ON THE TOP 25. I AM BIG 50 FAN but 50 has no right making the top 25. Yela HELLLLLLLLL NO. This list is such bullshit. People dont know shit about rap.

    • Anonymous

      Maino??????????

    • DaStreets

      I agree that J Cole should be on there...I like alot of the stuff he has been putting out. 50 is or deserves to be on there because he has done some guests spots which has been well received...also his latest mixtape was straight fire and well received. I dont think Nas or Jada deserve to be on there because they have not done anything recently...and even though I ride with common on his drake attack..I cant remember anything outside of his album that he has done recently.

    • tony yayo

      why tha fuck are u complaing about 50 when they got wacker artist on that list?

  • YESSIR

    1 DRAKE 2 WAYNE 3 NICKI 4 ROSS 5 MEEK MILL 6 WALE.............25 COMMON NOT SURE WHY HE EVEN ON THE LIST

    • ONEWAYNE

      BIGGEST FAGGOTS: 1. DRAKE 2. WAYNE 3. ROSS 4. MEEK MILL HOTTEST RAPPERS OUT: 1. Kendrick Lamar 2. BIG KRIT 3. XV 4. SKYZOO 5. P.O.S. 1000. DRAKE NOT SURE WHY HE'S ON THIS LIST. DRAKE IS A BITCH.

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