J. Cole Addresses Being Left Off MTV's Hottest MCs List

The Roc Nation rapper speaks on being nixed from the preliminary list.

When MTV revealed the finalists for its Hottest MCs list, J. Cole was noticeably missing from the lineup - an omission that had fans criticizing the network. But Cole took the news with grace, explaining that if it hadn't been him, people would be criticizing MTV for leaving off someone else.

"Yeah, I saw the list. I don't know. A list is a list, you know what I'm saying? Whether I'm on it or not. If I was on that list, they'd find another person to be up in arms about," he explained. "I'm very happy at the fact that my fans and people who aren't really big fans but they just know... I'm happy to see that reaction from them. But if it wasn't me, it'd be somebody else. Like, how did you forget emcee such and such? That's just the nature of the list. So imagine when the top 10 is really announced, I'm sure there'll be drama then. But do I deserve it? Yeah, of course. Even when I didn't deserve to be on it, I thought I deserved to be on it a couple of years ago, when I really wasn't as hot as I might be right now. But it's all good."

Cole, who is prepping the release of his music video for "Nobody's Perfect" with Missy Elliott, took a hit last night at the Grammy Awards, losing Best New Artist to Bon Iver.

Watch the full interview below.

RELATED: Drake Names La The Darkman, J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar As The "Hottest MCs"

126 Comments

  • Mr Mogul

    The integrity of the MTV list is certainly compromised. The only reason it even gets any attention is because it's coming from a major network. Otherwise it has no merit.

  • TEXAS

    YES IT WAS A LAME LIST BUT WHO THE FUCK WANTS TO GIVE J.BORING AN AWARD AFTER THAT OVERBLOWN TURD OF A ALBUM ALSO 22/25 OF THOSE RAPPERS ON THAT WACK LIST I FIND TO BE SOMEWHAT MORE ACCOMPLISHED OR BETTER THEN THIS BITCH SO TAKE YOUR 15MIN HYPE AND SHUT UP!!!!!

  • louie

    love j cole but fuck all that tip toeing bout 'i love mtv'...thats some sucker shit...if he called it as it is he'd say 'but MTV gonna lose credibility for not having me on the list...and real hiphop fans have our own list we don't need no mainstream network to validate any list for us'...its not even bout being arrogant or cocky its just bout keeping shit in check....if everyone gonna tip toe then say goodbye to the hiphop....thats why i respect dudes like KRS...calls it as it is even it may cost him his career

  • Anonymous

    I'm not even a J Cole fan but they got people on that list that didnt even drop albums this year, the fuck is that shit about?? Cole's just not a big enough media whore for them I guess, he drops his music and keeps a low profile, MTV doesnt consider that hot, they want Jiggaboo's to dance around in Fried chicken Necklaces, talking like retards and acting like faggots, thats what they consider "Hot"

  • RTJ00

    Fuck MTV and BET! Actually fuck mainstream media period!

  • DAGNRL

    HOW IS THIS DUMB FAIRY JIZMOUTH ANYTHING HIPHOP WHEN HE'S CLEARLY A RACIST CLOWN

  • pddy

    Maybe its becuz he sucks.

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    If this is a hip hop site than y the fuck is bianca, n alicia,fleas n rnb shit up here? Wheres the real hip hop? Niggers os arguing how real these fake niggers are which is just a waste! Hip hop culture is black culture so yeah y not spark real thought about or plight and than maybe niggers wouldnt argue over niggers who dnt give a fuck about us! Ya heard! I love music n this shit aint music. To the dude using my name cmon Son you got no comment of your own SON? Thats y i put that up there cause we got too many niggers like you bringing down the black race!

  • jr88

    why do people care about mtvlist...they dont play music and they dont know hip hop...smh

  • Jis36nNeverbeenaslavengrewuphiphop

    Slavery by another name; the story of blacks in the 19th century being arrested after the civil war on and charged an convicted on spurios charges, then leased or sold as laborers to various entities a practice that lasted well into the 20th century! Sounds like what happens when u catch a felony! Amerikkka is so beautiful! Now free niggers are arguing over musicians and mc's Malcom, Fredrick, Martin, Huey, h Rap, Marcus would be so proud! Read your 13 ammendment

    • Jis36nNeverbeenaslavengrewuphiphop

      I'm sorry Extra. Yes, the answer to your questions is yes. This is a hip hop sight, but I thought I would try use this as a forum to kick some knowledge and "wake up" the black youth! But I know realize that I was just perpetuating the idea of a dumb minority. I'm just going to sit in a corner with my thumb in my ass now, if you don't mind.

    • Extra

      this is a hip hop site no?

  • TEXAS

    YES IT WAS A LAME LIST BUT WHO THE FUCK WANTS TO GIVE J.BORING AN AWARD AFTER THAT OVERBLOWN TURD OF A ALBUM ALSO 22/25 OF THOSE RAPPERS ON THAT WACK LIST I FIND TO BE SOMEWHAT MORE ACCOMPLISHED OR BETTER THEN THIS BITCH SO TAKE YOUR 15MIN HYPE AND SHUT UP

    • TEXAS

      @NORTHCARELINENA YOUR SUCH BITCH I CANT BELIEVE I READIED YOUR WHOLE COMMENT YOU RANT ABOUT NOTHING THIS LAME WILL BE IRREVERENT IN A FEW YEARS JUST LIKE THE WHOLE STATE OF NORTH CARELINENA

    • TEXAS

      U AND THESE LONG REPLY'S CAN SUCK A DICK J COLES MUSIC IS ONLY FOR RIHANNA FANS..... "GET IT" BECAUSE THEY SOUND THE SAME

    • NORTH CARELINENA

      I BELIEVE I WAS JUST STATING FACT TEXAS ABOUT MUSIC ARTIST EVOLVE INTO EVEN BETTER ARTIST THAN THEY WERE WHEN THEY FIRST DAY DEBUTED I JUST HAPPEN TO USE RIHANNA AS AN EXAMPLE, EXAMPLE MAN JUST AN EXAMPLE GET A POINT ACROSS WOW U ARE RETARDED U COMPLETELY WENT LEFT FIELD WITH THAT DUDE REALLY YOUR CAREER AS A J.COLE HATER IS OVER TIME TO HANG UP THE HAT RETIRE AND INVEST IN A EDUCATION CAUSE OBIVOUSLY U CAN'T EVEN READ SOMEONES POSTED COMMENT LET ALONE A ESSAY COMMENT SEE ALL U HATERS, HATING ON J.COLE MAKES U LOOK LIKE A FOOL ESPECIALLY U TEXAS BY THE WAY U SHOULD NOW CHANGE YOUR WEBSITE NAME FROM TEXAS TO DUMMY I NEVER LOSE LAME ASS HATERS NEITHER DOES J.COLE, BUT U TEXAS OR SHOULD I SAY DUMMY U JUST LOST TWICE TO J.COLE GIVE UP ALREADY J.COLE IS THE REIGING CHAMP AND U TEXAS ARE THE LOSER U IGNORANUS PLEASE INVEST IN GETTING A LIFE BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT ONLY U CAN PREVENT WEBSITE IGNORANCE YEA THAT'S FOR U TEXAS AND ALL THE OTHER INTERNET HATERS UP HERE PLEASE DON'T BE A J.COLE HATER GET A LIFE SHOW ALL OF US AND J.COLE TO THAT YOUR NOT COMPLETELY HOPELESS THEN MAYBE WE CAN SAVE THE INTERNET AND THE WORLD FROM ALL THIS WEBSITE GARBAGE SOME OF YA'LL BE POSTING JUST IMAGINE A WORLD AND A INTERNET WITHOUT J.COLE HATERS POLLUTING OUR DELICATE WEBSITES AND MEDIA WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN D.A.R.E TO NOT BE A J.COLE HATER THE POWER IS YOURS

    • asdfghjk

      HEY GUYS! I LIKE TYPING IN CAPS LOCK TOO!... now both of you stfu.

    • TEXAS

      SORRY BUT YOU LOSE WHEN YOU SAID RIHANNA

    • NORTH CARELINENA

      TEXAS U SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY U HAVE NO LIFE, NO FUTURE, AND YOUR A NOBODY U ARE THE ONE WHO IS BORING EVERYTIME U POST NEGATIVE COMMENTS ON THIS WEBSITE ABOUT J.COLE U PUT ME TO SLEEP DUDE U SUCK MAN STOP HATING ON J.COLE AND GROW SOME BALLS, AND GET FUCKING LIFE U BROKE ASS BITCH REALLY U AND ALL THE REST OF THE HATERS ON THIS WEBSITE FAIL TO REALIZE J.COLE IS STILL IN THE BEGINNING OF HIS CAREER SO THERE'S STILL ALOT OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT AND IT'S LIKE THAT WITH ALL ARTIST OUT TODAY LOOK AT RIHANNA HER FIRST ALBUM SOLD 594,000 GOLD IN THE U.S NOW LOOK AT HER SELLING WELL OVER A MILLION IN THE U.S 9 MILLION WORLDWIDE PLATINUM, WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY TO ALL U DUMBASS HATERS WHO OBIVOUSLY HAVE NO BRAIN EVERY ARTIST EVOLVES SOME ARTIST MUCH FASTER THAN OTHERS SO WITH THAT SAID J.COLE WILL GET BETTER AS HE EVOLVES FLOW HIS BUZZ ETC AND ALL THE SUCCESS THAT HE HASN'T CURRENTLY ACHIEVED HE WILL AND MTV AS WELL AS THE BITCH NIGGA'S WHO ARE HATING WILL HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SUCCESS HE'S ALREADY OFF TO A DECENT START WITH COLE WORLD THE SIDELINE STORY HIS DEBUT ALBUM WHICH IS CERTIFIED GOLD OVER 500,000 SOLD THAT'S NOT A FLOP ANY ALBUM THAT GETS A CERTIFICATION FOR GOOD SALES IS NOT A FLOP YA'LL HATERS ARE SUCH LAME WACK LOSERS MAN IT'S SAD I BET 95 PERCENT OF ALL HATERS HAVEN'T DON'T EVEN DO YOUR RESEARCH ON THE ARTIST U JUST COME UP HERE AND POST YOUR PATHETIC ASS BAD COMMENTS WHEN A ARTIST DOESN'T SUCCEED AT SOMETHING COME UP SHORT, ALL U HATERS DO IS CREATE WEBSITE POLLUTION JUST GET A FUCKING LIFE YOUR OPINIONS DON'T COUNT TO J.COLE CAUSE HE'S OUT THERE LIVING OUT A DREAM, MAKING MONEY U WISH U HAD, BUYING THINGS U ONLY DREAM ABOUT, TOUR THE WORLD, AND GETTIN SOME PUSSY TO CAUSE KNOW SOMEONE OF U HATERS UP HERE ARE STILL MOMMA'S BOY VIRGINS LOL, FACE IT J.COLE IS STILL ON TOP OF HIS GAME DESPITE MINOR SETBACKS YEP KING J.COLE WON AGAIN OVER ALL U INTERNET HATERS

    • Jis36nNeverbeenaslavengrewuphiphop

      Amen my brother

  • Anonymous

    who was on the list, who the fuck watches MTV still.

  • Anonymous

    im not even a fan but its no way dude shoulda been left off.

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    AND YES I'M PART OF THE DICK MOUTH FAIRY FUCKER CREW ME YADIG AND YESSIR ALL THREE OF US KNOW MORE BOUT THIS HIPHOP RAP SHIT THEN EVERYONE COMBINED, YMCMB RUN SHIT I LIKE IT IN MY ASS SO SAY SOMN STUDIP GET SOMN STUPID DONE TO YA .. YMCMB/DMFF 4EVA

    • Ass Dick Fucker

      Hey don't act like u guys know it all me Ass Dick Fucker, Nosir, NORTH CARELINENA, Mc Grammar etc we run shit to when it comes to hip hop acknowledge today we probably research 100 times more than u losers and yea we know Drake and his YMCMB team are at the top run this hip hop game right we are big fans to if u didn't know so don't fake like we some haters cause we are not we ride that Young Money train all day everyday until we cum cause they are the shit but unlike u one sided motherfuckin dickriders we also ride that Roc Nation train we know that J.Cole is running his Roc Nation team alongside the boss man Jay-Z to bad u haters and mtv don't see that J.Cole is one of the hottest MC's and deserves a spot on the list but oh well King J.Cole still running the show minor setbacks happen u know Jis36ngrewuphiphop we ride the Young Money train and Roc Nation train so much everyday we can't figure out which to be butt fucked by more J.Cole Roc Nation, Drake Young Money, Jay-z Roc Nation, Lil Wanye Young Money OMG HARDER HARDER ROC NATION YOUNG MONEY FUCK THE SHIT OUT OF US WE LOVE U WE WANT MORE DICKRIDING OH OH OHH WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH, WE BETTER FIND YOUR LOVE, AND SHE WILL CAUSE WE BALL SO HARD IN PARIS OUR BALLS ARE HARD MAN THEY JUST SHITTED ON US PUT YOUR NUMBER TWO'S IN THE AIR IF THEY SHITTED ON U WOW WOW sorry YESSIR, TEXAS, and jis36ngrewuphiphop i had a moment this is what happens when u enjoy both Young Money and Roc Nation see it's fun ya'll should stop being J.Cole Roc Nation haters and enjoy the pleasures of both labels Young Money and Roc Nation fucking u in the ass everyday and night were dickriders of both crews we have to trains fucking us ya'll only have one damn we get more head than ya'll stop frontin and hatin, and let Roc Nation fuck u along Young Money trust us u will love it and u won't regret it

    • Thereallyrealjiz36

      Listen i'm really a nigger myself i just hate my own race, love hiphop just hate niggers i can't help it, the thing is I was never accepted in my neighborhood being the only gay nigger on the block, probably the only one in my city, i don't even like my own parents first cause there black 2nd cause they birthed my black ass, Michael Jackson had it right trying to be white i'm almost there myself, anyways thanks for both of ya'll trying to be me jus as long as ya not black like me

    • Therealjis36

      Hahahahahahaha im flattered that u would copy my name! Thats what niggers do best copy cause they to ignorant to invent! Peace and love Black ass Nigger

  • Anonymous

    Everything from Cole's three mixtapes (and his album) were straight fire and actual Hip-Hop. He deserved it more than Wale, J. Cole is more lyrical, Wale got killed on his own shit by J. Cole. Just listen to "Beautiful Bliss" by Wale

  • Anonymous

    MTV just puts all the names they can think of and doesn't really give a shit about those names because their main intention is to give Jay-Z or Lil Wayne the top spot. Don't believe me? What about last year, when Wayne finished at #7? Wayne dropped Rebirth and I'm Not A Human Being, his two worst albums, and still got in the top 10. Last year, they admitted that they almost put Jay-Z as no. 1 when clearly Eminem had the bigger year. You can Google all of this.

  • da1

    He wasn't on the list because he's not hot.

    • MC Grammar

      He is hot dumbass where u been haters like u talk to much shit do your research first j.cole should be listed on mtv's list of hottest mc's in the game hopefully come february 19th on mtv put him into the debate and on the list cause he deserves it for his hustle and hard work to have a decent number 1 album that went certified gold, a grammy nomanation etc that can't be overlooked dude no matter how u slice it and u know it

  • matt

    j,cole has been around.. and he does have allot of good songs. he knows the definition of hip hop, thats no lie. but you have to be in the game longer to earn the top 10

  • Mtv always have bad lists

    Not to take the attention off of J.Cole, and I'm a big J.Cole fan, but anyway Ludacris had the grammy for the best rap album of the year and the grammy for the best rap song of the year in 2007 and MTV left him off the top ten hottest mc's list that year. So MTV got a horrible history of making bad lists and disrespecting talented artist.

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    Son gotta white moms wow! He should rap abot being a mutt bastard than he would reach the rest of the mutts and bastards thats out there! Yes a bastard read the maccaby bible the oldest bible in the world a bastard is a person of mixed race, cause u dont belong to any nation! Your not black, and your not white your in between! Thats a bastard! Get real cole maybe than ill give u a listen

    • Jis36nnNeverbeenaslavengrewuphiphop

      I'm sorry everyone... I just realized how fucking stupid I sound. I'm not sure what I am. My mom fucked something I'm unaware of and had me. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, I wish I was a full something! But I realize now that I am only full of shit...

    • Jis36nnNeverbeenaslavengrewuphiphop

      If your mixed n dnt belong to any 1 nation your a bastard! Im not trying to diss Malotto niggers im just sayin what ive read, not heard! Bob marley was mixed and hes one of my favorite artist ever it just is what it is. Ive been reading before wiki unlike most of you niggers who only care about lil wayne and gay z

    • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

      Damn lucky my dick is so big you all can ride it! I just got here n already Niggers or on mine! It is a macabby bible just goes to show u y blacks r losin in the human race! Whut u dnt know cant only hurt u it can get you killed! You must learn( krs1 voice) Slavery by another name; the story of blacks in the 19th century being arrested after the civil war on and charged an convicted on spurios charges, then leased or sold as laborers to various entities a practice that lasted well into the 20thcentury! Sounds like what happens when u catch a felony! Amerikkka is so beautiful! Now free niggers are arguing over musicians and mc's Malcom, Fredrick, Martin, Huey, h Rap, Marcus would be so proud! Read your 13 ammendment Learn nigger and stop talkin about what you think you know! Stop living off hear say

    • wmc1208

      Literally nothing you said in this post is true, or even makes sense. There is no such book as the "Maccaby bible," so I'll assume you're talking about The First Book of Maccabees, which is a Hebrew book that holds no religious significance of any sort. The original text is long gone, and only a Greek translation from a later time period represents the writing at this point. Also, there is nothing about a bastard being a person of mixed race, you just straight made that up. That was a piss poor attempt at intelligence attempting to justify ignorance, especially because you clearly don't possess any of the former, and are full up on the latter. Oh yea, Cole makes good music.

    • DAGNRL

      JIZINYAMOMMA YA DUMB PUSSY

    • Anonymous

      ur stupid no wonder u can't spell or know the difference between then/than. A bastard is someone born out of wedlock not mixed.

    • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

      Good looks

    • Anonymous

      You should be using then, not than!

  • rodjilius

    the only thing mtv's list are is for the top commercial/mainstream artists.. not for hip hop in it's entirety.. in which i can never get mad cuz i understand that concept but mtv should make that a bit clearer to other people because we all know that's not a top for hip hop

  • Young lee

    THis is the same channel that put gucci on the list and eminem off the list. They really lost the credibillity they might have had back then.And what the fuck is this "dont show videos to people outside US thing" Motherfuckers dont known how to hand le business

    • TCM

      Straight GARBAGE! There is NO logic behind people outside of America not being able to see videos. MTV Canada isn't even allowed to play full videos because of something to do CTV or Much Music (so I've heard). It makes NO sense. Id really like to hear the interview among other MTV videos.

  • Anonymous

    A grammy nomination, good album, & platinum single and he can't even get on the list. WOW!!

  • Anonymous

    my gur from milwaukee is just shot the video with j cole and missy... since im sure you all care very much... philly (same dude who shot the trae im on vol 1 and 2)

  • thought dog

    Somebody give this guy a hug or something. Hes always whining about not getting enough attention.

    • thought dog

      Just when you think drake fans are the most obsessive......the j cole fans jump in and prove that shit way the fuck wrong.

    • Miaminigga

      i just came here to diss thought dog thought dog your a bitch you always saying hoe shit or somethin dat don't make no sense I think u da one who seeking for attention U need to start reading right so u can use your "thoughts"dog

    • Anonymous

      Actually, he said that he feels he deserves to be on the list. But, if it was not him being left off it would have been someone else who many people thought was deserving. Does not sound like whining to me.

    • thought dog

      That's not the point...every interview he does he finds a way to talk about himself being left outta something.

    • jp

      the article is about j.cole not k. west read this shit dont just skim through it -_-

    • ETK

      somebody oughta hand you some reading glasses he just said he doesnt mind the snub

    • Anonymous

      you obviously didnt read the article, he's not whining at all, he said he doesnt care

  • Anonymous

    LOL @ the list being the "Hottest" and nothing to do with the "Best" "THATS HOT" in paris hiltons voice Fuck outta here with MTV, they aint been shit since the 90's

  • Anonymous

    MTV should have NO SAY whatsoever in the dealings of Hip Hop. I don't care even if they had Yo MTV raps back in the day.

  • Anonymous

    people fail to realize this is the "Hottest" Mc's in the game, by MTV MTV doesnt qualify music as a factor in deciding this, they decide it on who's the biggest attention whore they can exploit to get people to tune in to their shitty station J Cole doesnt do that, he makes his music and minds his buisness, and thats not "Hot" to MTV........ He shouldnt went to the Grammies wearing a Mini Skirt, covered in Peanut butter, took center stage and sang "I'm a lil tea pot", that would've landed him on MTV's list

  • Anonymous

    I like his attitude on it, who gives a fuck about some stupid list anyway, his record went gold and he's touring the world, thats the best award you can be given: Success

  • ETK

    I know Lasers wasn't all that but J.Cole/Lupe got mad snubbed... of course, that just shows MTV's mediocrity as always fuckin' Jim Jones of all people... god damn.

  • JOhn

    J.cole, Rello, Ricky Ruckus> That whole list. North Carolina has the most slept on talent hands down.

  • Anonymous

    j.cole fucking sucks. bar for bar one of the most boring, vanilla, average, rappers of all time. i'd rather clean my room in silence then listen to j.cole. it takes a real fucking geek to enjoy this guys shit. i also don't give a fuck what MTV has to say in regards to rap or music in general, their rankings only matter to ppl with no mind of their own. if you're snubbed, consider yourself lucky.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^ one of the sorriest mental breakdowns i have ever witnessed on the internet. kill yourself you j.cole loving faggot, you're sick.

    • ANONYMOUS

      NIGGA U THE FAGGOT u bitch ass dumb motherfucker u have no education, no career, no dreams, no talents, no money to get your own car and house to move your bum ass out your mom's house, no girlfriend to suck your pussy ass sensative dick cause obivously u are pussy ass bitch that gets all pussy hurt cause u have no fuckin life at all a no body that has to diss someone like j.cole who is a great rap artist that has a education, actually graduated, a bitch to fuck, a career he enjoys, a dream, fans who love him, money to buy shit u only dream about, talent and a life u want to hate on him damn u fuckin suck loser do something with your miserable pathetic ass life and stop hating on j.cole maybe than u could be the next best thing or maybe u can be the next great new rap artist in the game but obivously i can't say that to a hater like u, u don't have the balls to even follow your own dreams and make something of yourself u little momma's boy U LOST U PUSSY ASS BITCH BOY NOT J.COLE SO GO EAT SHIT AND KILL YOURSELF J.COLE IS KING YOUR A NOBODY A WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP THAT KING J.COLE SHITTED OUT so what's a worthless piece of crap like u to king nothing remember haters never win u lost big time my friend to someone popular u called a geek wow don't u feel stupid well u should dumbass get a life BBBBITCH!

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ graduating from st.johns with honors to be a faggot rap star redman went to college and made ignorant rap classics while j.cole makes faggot geek jams about being a half white loser j.cole and his loser fanbase LOST

    • Anonymous

      Geek, because he graduated from St. John's University with honors, and you are failing out of alternative school.

    • Anonymous

      your pretty funny but thats just stupid

    • ETK

      oh yeah.. lucky for having fans not buy their albums and keeping them relevant

  • Cole fan

    man to have a decent albulm dat went gold(not better than his mixtapes ofcourse but how many MC's drop albulms dat are better than their mixtapes?) than to have a platinum single in Work out & a single dat received a decent amount of airplay in Cant get enough, is there really 10 MC's dat have achieved dat much?...I kno MMG is doin big things but should Ross really be on this list? He has no albulm, a mixtape only relied upon features and really no big singles out right now. I can c Meek Mill & possibly Wale but idk about Ross.

    • ANONYMOUS

      Oh yea i am a j.cole loving fan but i didn't have a mental breakdown that was facts about your dumb pussy ass who can't educate themselves and get a life u have to diss a artist like j.cole who is out in the world living out a life u wish u had not still living at home with their mom refusing to grow up still cause u have no balls probably still a virgin to man go get your dick fucked first dude u really are sad lol and u wanna talk about a music celebrity like j.cole u said he was a geek rapper right well if he is your lame good for nothing ass makes him look like the shit with swag, dude face it your a loser so maybe u should kill yourself cause j.cole wins again

  • shadyaftermath

    cole had best hip hop album last year but don't make the list?

    • Mu

      I like J. Cole, but he absolutely did NOT have the best hip-hop album of last year. On some real shit, The RED Album was better than Cole World...

  • Anonymous

    HE GOT NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY BUT YET HE IS NOT ON A HOTTEST MC LIST ? LMAOOOOOOO MTV LOOOOOOOOOOL. FUCKING RETARDS HAVE JIM JONES ON THE LIST LMAOOOOOOOOO.

  • charlie

    That list is terrible

  • YESSIR

    BABY STAYS GIVING GREAT ASS BLASTS TO ME EVERY MORNING!! GODDAMN I FEEL SO GOOD!! ALWAYS LIKE COCK IN MY ASS THE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.

  • Anonymous

    such a bullshit list.. half the rappers on there suck

  • jaydoubl

    Cole got enuff time to stack dem Grammy's.. his will come. check out my new track http://soundcloud.com/jaydoubl/naked-jaydoubl-ft-shawnna-guy

  • Anonymous

    That list is lame anyways! J. Cole dont need a list to know he the illest rapper alive!

  • Anonymous

    WHY IS THIS PUSSY CRYING FOR? NOBODY LIKE YOU AND YOUR LP WAS TRASH

    • Anonymous

      Why is this pussy crying for? IGNORANCE IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH!

    • The Truth

      Its more obvious the this is a Jim Jones lovin ass nigga behind a keyboard.... Go Away irrelevant bitch!!!

    • Anonymous

      i agree learn to read idiot j.cole aint no pussy his LP went gold sold over 500,000 that's not trash u bitch ass motherfucker his lead single workout went platinum and sold 1.2 million digtial downloads as well as alot of radio play lately oh and by the way in case ya'll didn't know j.cole is a nominaee for mtv's upcoming woodie awards which will be held on sunday march 18th so be sure to vote for him well those of u who support him and for the haters ya'll just get a life cause obivously ya'll losers don't have one at all u have get on this website dissing and hating on someone like j.cole who has a life and a career living his dream and what not ya'll got to put him down for one minor setback just to make your sorry ass lives look better man ya'll haters suck for real suck monkey balls and it's kind funny, and kind of sad at the same time how pathetic u losers sound but for ya'll who are positive and support j.cole, and buy his music i thank ya'll for being loyal keep supportin j.cole through his whole career cause he has potential to be a even bigger mc than he is now i just wish mtv wasn't so blind to realize j.cole is talented and should be on their list of hottest mc's in the game

    • Anonymous

      its obvious you didnt read the article.

  • JAY-Z

    Why!?? p.s. I have more than 19,000 Japanese-followers. If you need my promotions, check this out. http://bit.ly/zXEFnw

  • R154

    *TLDR: YMCMB = knuckle dragging mouth breathing neanderthals. ACCC = More then background noise. http://www.allcitychessclub.net/ ******** YMCMB is a terrible label, full of commercial bullshit. PackFM said it best in "I F*ckin Hate Rappers". I'm down with Tyga, only YMCMB artist I follow. It's a sad day when you can say MMG > YMCMB. I mean its Rick Ross! How did that happen??? Wale/Meek Mill (lol) > YMCMB - Tyga. Grand Hustle > YMCMB, I mean B.o.B Can and has killed every artist on that label on any song. How anyone can listen to YMCMB and enjoy it, let alone mentally masturbate about them all over the internet is beyond comprehension. Drake has 1 tape where he was sort of on. They might all be making "mad chedda" but they're all fake as hell. Hiphop has changed directions. Violence, Drug content and lack luster lyricism is not relevant anymore, it's played out. The kinds of people listening to hip hop has changed. Accept it, this goes out to the bitter dinosaurs who keep spewing the "hip hop is dead" bullshit. HipHop is alive, Rap is dying. You cant blame the industry; people have just changed. Kids want a benz and a backpack, not a tech and a record. ACCC > *. So many angry d-boy wannabes all over the worst type of POP music ever... Go to school, you'll appreciate J. Cole. J. Cole is more then an entertainer; he spits viscerally. I'm not naive enough to believe he spits from his soul and only from his soul anymore, but there is a real reason why he has a fan base who enthusiastically follow him. More importantly his median fan base consists primarily of students and young professionals, the kinds of people who PAY FOR MUSIC. It's not d-boy music. I'm kinda glad he isn't on that list... MTV is where talent goes to die. Don't get me wrong, I want the man to be Sean Carter rich, but I want him to flow like the come up ---> the blow up for a few more. 5 Classics isn't enough to showcase him IMO. He is way too talented to let his rep fade. Every tape he gets better and stronger. It would be a shame if he stopped letting it out.

  • YESSIR

    CONGRATS TO WALE FOR BEING NUMBER 10 HOTTEST MC'S IN THE GAME

  • nignog

    j cole is wack as they come in the new generation of "good" rappers, i hope this nigga gets what is coming for him

    • Fatbastard eats nog

      i hope u get whats coming to u nignog eat shit die bitch j.cole aint wack dumbass how u going to be wack when your album sales over 500,000 gold your lead single is platinum and plays on the radio wit your other two hit singles can't get enough, and nobody's perfect like 100 times a day u didn't get the award at the grammies but to be even nomatied for a grammy come on nignog what fuck u know about today's generation of hiphop j.cole aint no different from drake, big sean, wale, rick ross, nicki minaj, chris brown, rihanna, jay-z, kanye west etc all their music is whats playin on the radio and tv today and gettin downloaded and have huge digital sales and that's the truth j.cole is the shit so sit your little igorant ass down somewhere EGGNOG or should i say NIGNOG hating ass loser u have no life should work on getting one lol mtv may not have acknowledged him as one of the hottest mc's in the game but young money's tyga and drake did name j.cole as one of hottest mc's in the game and they both were interviewed by mtv when they said this so j.cole is gettin recongized whether he wants to or not and i hope he wants to be recongized, learn to keep your words soft and sweet NIGNOG cause u may have to eat them all up later

  • YESSIR

    IF J COLE SO HOT WHY HE AINT DOIN STADIUM TOURS?

  • dockevoc

    Fuck cole and fuck that list. 2011 = worst year in hip hop history.

  • realrap

    that hottest mcs in the game is bullish*t. they just base it off popularity based artist. if they really did the best rappers (lyrical base) half the muthafk*as wouldn't be on there. Jay cole shouldn't even worry about being on that list, he beta than everyone in YMCB and MBM. Need to do a list for actual good rappers, like andre 3000, eminiem, what the hell man, everyone in slaughterhouse will eat most of these rappers on that bullsh*t list, including yelawolf too.

    • PowWop

      Of course it's about popularity that's why it's called "THE HOTTEST.." list and not "THE BEST..". As usual though most hip-hop fans lack comprehension skills so they get all upset and mad over a damn MTV list, smh.

  • yannick philippe

    yea..what eva atleast jcole is meant to b on that fuckin list..no matter who u are peeps will alwayz hate..fuck the list...bitch list

  • Anonymous

    there is nothing to address... You aint all that bruh!

  • Anonymous

    Lol yessir stfu and go cry about ym not getting a Grammy. Cole might've not got one but jay and Ye held it down.

  • Anonymous

    Cole cool. I thought he was at his best before the majors got a hold of him. But than again that's the same with a lot of artist. Anyway fuck mtv their list is based off sales anyway.

  • Anonymous

    i dont even have to tell you that he cries sometimes when he thinks about this list

  • jesterxxl

    fuck that list its for the kids there was no tech or a slaughter mc

  • Big C

    That list is always awful. One year Wayne was like #2 and he hadn't put an album out in two years. J. Cole's album hit number 1 this year. Makes no sense to me.

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    No surprise here. Son is trash thats y he aint make the list!

  • Anonymous

    funny thing is he is actually an MC most on the list are just rappers/entertainers but its mtv so who cares lil white kids watch that

  • YESSIR

    YOU NOT BUZZING J COLE. YOUR CD WAS A WEED PLATE MAKE BETTER MUSIC. THEN COME BACK NEXT YEAR. JUST WATCH YMCMB AT THE TOP LEARN FROM THE BEST ARTIST AND LABEL DOING IT.

    • NOSIR

      J.cole is buzzing just not like drake or lil wayne stop riding on young money's dick so much i like young money but i at least like j.cole to his album was great it went gold and he got a platinum single from it to also his music is playing on the radio like everybody elses music and by the way two of your young money members drake and tyga named j.cole one of the hottest mc's in the game right so there how u going to say j.cole wack when your young money boyz are acknowledging him like that man YESSIR u are a IDIOT drake and j.cole get along very well they've called each other brothers u shouldn't hate j.cole for that u should be hating on mtv for not recognizing him as one of the hottest mc's but i forgot u are a j.cole hater so u would understand go get a life YESSIRLOSER

    • Anonymous

      J.Cole is the hottest MC out right now. Thats hands down so stop hating!

    • Anonymous

      dont yall ever get tired of this? ever damn article every damn day. get a job. get a degree. get a life. you sound like broken records

    • d

      Actually, J. Cole is better than anyone on YMCMB label. I hope to god NO ONE takes notes on ymcmb, it's just going to make hip-hop worse. Have fun being a sheep & a product of what the government has created, @ YESSIR.

    • Anonymous

      This coming from a dude that lives in his mother's basement and spends his time doing his grandmother's laundry and eating spam sandwiches! You act like YMCMB have you on their payroll or something. Stop sucking their n*ts so hard

    • ymcmb haha worst label ever

      cole better than anyone on ymcmb they are fuckin trash. A great label, group, movement whatever you wanna call it put out consistently great music like ruff ryders,wu-tang,mobb deep, g-unit, shady, death row, def jam all them have put out multiple classic albums or really great ones. The whole ymcmb thing has produced one really great album that was the carter 2

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