MTV Crowns Rick Ross As The Hottest MC

MTV releases its list of the hottest emcees in the game, including Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and more.

MTV has announced Rick Ross as the number one emcee on its Hottest MCs list.

Ricky Rozay, whose 2011 consisted of the release of his Maybach Music Group compilation Self Made Vol. 1, edged out Drake, who landed at No. 2. Kanye West came in at third, while Nicki Minaj and her Young Money boss Lil Wayne grabbed fourth and fifth place, respectively.

"I just got the news that I was voted the game's Hottest MC, and man, it really means a lot to me, of course, but it's an honor," Ross told MTV. "It's something I've been watching, something I've been a fan of forever. Of course, MTV, they run the game. MMG, we're here. Shout-out to the whole team."

Check the full list below, as well as a clip from the MTV special where the network's Brain Trust explains why Ross deserved the top spot.

1. Rick Ross
2. Drake
3. Kanye West
4. Nicki Minaj
5. Lil Wayne
6. Jay-Z
7. Meek Mill
8. Big Sean
9. Wiz Khalifa
10. Wale

RELATED: Kendrick Lamar Addresses Being Left Off Of MTV's Hottest MCs List

513 Comments

  • doc

    nigors who still think 50 cent is better rapper than rozay i think u got ur answer.

  • Esco

    The only way Rick Ross is close to being a top 10 MC is that he sounds a little bit like Scarface.

  • Anonymous

    FUK MTV traitorous asswholes. For a music channel they have no taste in music. all these artists are waste, just because you make things that sound good doesnt mean it deserves a place. As for kids these dont know real music is they supporting these fags. If your seeing Rick Ross on the top of a 10 list you know there is something wrong. If you like sellouts, this is best list for you.

  • Andrew Berry

    No Gibbs, Kendrick, Cole, or Krit, yet they include fuckin Mill and Wale. Fuck MTV

  • TEXAS TRILL

    MTV CO-SIGHED THIS LIST!!!!!!!! 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • YOUNG BASE GOD

    YMCMB BRABBED 3 TOP 5 SPOTS.. NUFF

  • YOUNG BASE GOD

    YOU GUYS ARE FRAUDS !! ALL OF YOUR SHITTY UNDERGROUND RAPPERS WOULD CROSS OVER IN A HEART BEAT. J.COLE IS THE MAN BUT FOR ALL U DRAKE HATERS HE DID A SONG WITH HIM #JUSTSAYING. AND J.COLE IS COOL WITH EVERYONE ON THAT LIST. BASEDGOD SHOULD BE NUMBER 1 THOUGH. GET HIS NEW GODFATHER MIXTAPE #SWAG #WHOOP. COMMON LOST. IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE ARE CRYABIES AND THEY SUCK AND THE REST CANT SELL 2 ALBUMS AND THEIR FLOW IS BORING........ I WIN, YOU LOSE. #BASED

  • YOUNG BASE GOD

    that list is accurate. im bumping all that shit, except nicki minaj and meek mill. put J.Cole and Lil B for those 2 and thats a %100 accurate list. if u are not bumping that shit u are a fggot. str8 up.

  • Future is the best rapper alive

    2 Chainz should be number 8

  • Anonymous

    Not in order 1.Lupe Fiasco 2.Nas 3.Common 4.Immortal technique 5.Last emperor 6.Andre 300 7.Q-tip 8.Jean Grae 9.Mos def 10.Brother Ali And this is just in America! ^ the some of the few rapper staying to hip hops true roots!

    • Anonymous

      If this is a list for this year then none of the people bar common deserve to be on the list

    • mt

      Dumb as fuck! Fuck your generation, there are a few who are smart and arent sheep but ones like you, fuck yall!

    • mt

      Also, how can tyou fucking call the artist you've never heard or listened to garbage you dumb motherfucker!? Andre 3000 is a legend you dumb fuck!

    • mt

      Truth, it sounds like you're a sheep

    • TRUTH

      fuck out of here. the only one ill salute to is Nas cause i liked his 08 and 10 alum for a while. everything he produced before that is garbage including that old ass hip hop scripture called illmatic. and Nas did a song with Rozay and it was hot !! those under ground artist i never heard of garbage especially common and immortal technique. yall can keep listening to that bullshit but Im on that Base world shit.

  • Nico 3

    I bet once Ross gets the new album out they'll be alot of people co-signing MTV's list. Other than Em, Wayne, Jay and maybe T.I., what other rapper is everywhere you look? Someone like J. Cole may have more lyrical ability, but will he be around five albums from now? Probably not.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Tyler, the Creator & Odd future J.Cole even Lil' B

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF_y5DRS0AM SOMETIMES A FIGHT IS NECESSARY...OVER 2500 VIEWS IN 3 WEEKS

  • KEVOTRFC

    If you like real hip hop don't even pay this list any attention! Rick Ross will never be as good an MC as Nas, Game, Ghostface (infact most the WU), Techn9, Common, J.Cole, T.I. Jada etc etc so who cares if he gets called hot. He was a probation officer, which he lied about. And he has mini heart attacks in his mid 30s lol #FAIL

    • D Ca$h

      Truth... How I live off residuals? Cuz right now the game is PITIFUL #Jada Nas, Eminem, ANYONE from WTC... this list is for 13 year old girls

  • Willie D

    where the fuck is Jeezy!??? smh fuckin clowns

  • Bas

    Some better MC's B-real Action Bronson Termanology Kali Sean Price Evidence Pete Rock Pharoahe Monch Sick Jacken Lil Fame Reks Saigon Styles P Pill Ill Bill Vinnie Paz Q-Unique M.O.P Crew ETC....

  • Old School for Life

    FAIL. They must have had Justin Bieber make this list or picked names out of a hat. MTV is no longer about music its about whack ass stupid reality shows and cribs. Boycott that shit.

  • mike kivell

    danny brown, kendrick lamar, j cole, drake, kanye, gucci mane, waka flocka... man what a wack list only niggas i can agree with are ye and drake... andree didnt even make the cut... every verse hes put out on features this and last year has been amazing.. jeezy killin it to... mtv can suck my balls

  • TEXAS TRILL

    MTV CO-SIGHED THIS LIST!!!!! 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • Anonymous

    I'd rather hear Ghostface, Sean Price, or Cormega. This list is whack.

  • Anonymous

    Man I'm done with Hip hop

  • Johnnie at GentlemanREDUX

    Yeah so I just put all of my thoughts on this year's list right here >> http://gentlemanredux.com/blog/2012/02/21/mtvs-hottest-mcs-in-the-game-list-over-the-years/ It's not all bad... It just isn't all that good either.

  • tlacent

    the list is ok considering what has been put out in the last couple years... ross has been killing the game lately. i am glad to see that wayne or eminem aint number 1 and number 2... MTV did a good job but i still wanted to see the game and cole on that list tho

  • asd

    this nigga aint even a mc

  • Anonymous

    I'm surprised Wale made this list I'm sure MTV's criteria was based on commercial success, in that vain this could never be a list of the hottest MC's

  • kfc feed this nigga a lot

    10 mc's that are better than rick ross jadakiss ghostface killah styles p joe budden common inspectah deck immortal technique klashnekoff (uk rapper) pusha t scarface trust me i could go on for a while but 10 is all you get. time for sum wu tang

    • Anonymous

      -Stop crying- this guy said MC's that are better than Rick Ross. not who's Hot. fuck MTV and there shit list.

    • stop crying

      List of Niggas that will never sale you mean out of your 10 only 3 are worth listening to and if they was so hot they'd sell more then 20k but they suck

  • Anonymous

    what is the lst made on be-half of'??? what is most bangin' song j.cole aint in the list' jay-z did his thing 'em did his thing' kanyezee did his thing' even wayne made some songs to listen to even though' he sounds dumber sometimes' bt. ricky ross man wtf is ths list a joke?? hilarious man' where the real list at man???

  • waste of tym

    does any1 on here even care wat MTV says??? we dont even listen to 80% of what they play. Kendrick J-cole Crooked-I T*U*A MFDOOM Madlib ect All Day oh and 3stacks ofcourse

  • MOE

    out of all the new cats out today, Yelawolf was the best, I actually went to the store and bought his album. It was something original, too many features but its a solid album... waitin on the new WU & DMX REAL HIP HOP!

  • minion

    good rap music ain't dead, it's just underground...for some reason the mainstream is all about deploying the wack shit right now...many unknown reasons like: labels pressuring artists to drop repetitive "dumb downed" songs (big sean anyone?), targeted demographics like specifically young single women (looking at you, drake), payolas, death of the CD causing artist to have albums work driven by singles/chart toppers for the sake of accumulating maximum number of digital downloads, etc etc remember the good old days when you impatiently ripped through all the plastic and sealed tape to open the CD cover, popped in the new shiny CD into the player, volume full blast, and the first words you hear are, "this is another public service announcement brought to you in part by..." i miss those days

  • Anonymous

    I find it funny that the hottest MC can only sell tickets for a concert at the small Hammerstein Ballroom. Concerts are an indication of how well your doing and who is listening to your music. Rick Ross can't sell a place like Madison Square Garden. Why, because he's not interesting enough.

  • Anonymous

    I would say the hottest mc's of 2011 were: Kendrick Lamar (Section.80) Freddie Gibbs (blew up with his mixtape, hooked up with Madlib) Evidence (made kinda a comeback with Cats & Dogs) Common (Comeback of the Year) ASAP Rocky Yelawolf (made a dope, original album) Big Sean (he finally famous) fuck a top ten, I'm stopping

  • MTV LIST BIATCH

    Real list- 1-Eminem 2- Kanye West 3- J cole 4- Kendrick Lamar 5- Wale 6-Meek Mill 7-Big sean 8- Slaughterhouse 9-Lupe Fiasco 10- Drake

  • Mil-town's Mikey J

    Ross relies on image and marketing, not mic skills. He is NOT, repeat, NOT, HIP-HOP!!! FUCK!!!!

  • Mil-town's Mikey J

    Biggest crock of shit ever! Ross is a poor imitation of 50 Cent, and he has one of the worst voices in rap history. Pathetic list, and I would expect more from this site. Ross raps in slow motion, and he has no business on this list.

  • ???

    really shit list hey...wake the fuck up

  • Anonymous

    You really want to tell me Wiz, Wale, Meek, Big Sean....all had a better year than Eminem ?? Em paved the way for Hip hop with Recovery. Before his comeback, Rap sales was nearly 50% down. He came back and rap sales went up nearly 15%. These clowns better be glad their albums sold 200k copies.

  • 2da9thpwr

    They need to put Danny Brown and Mr Mutherfuckin Xquire on this list cause they had one hell of a year from an underground perspective.

  • fuck rick ross

    this nigga's mother should've been impaled through the stomach while pregnant with him v v v v http://www.youtube.com/user/cedpooh38

  • fuck rick ross

    his biggest hit was the thud when he hit the fucking floor while having a seizure

  • Ill Will

    "Did shit get lifeless When MTV made a list of the hottest and ignored the nicest.."

    • fuck young money

      this faggot is worse than the kids that listen to that garbage v v v v http://www.youtube.com/user/cedpooh38

  • anonymous

    there's this faggot on YT who is overjoyed by this. his username is cedpooh38. he is 35 years old and is a southerner who currently lives in florida. he's the biggest fuckin dickrider for the following reasons:

    • fuck young money

      he dickrides young money, gucci mane, waka flocka, rick ross, etc like nobody you've ever seen before. this cunt is worse than all the justin bieber, lady gaga and twilight fans COMBINED! he only dickrides these faggots due to their record sales and popularity. he thinks nas has accomplished nothing and that illmatic is only a classic in NY and he doesnt consider it a classic cuz it didnt sell a million units in the first week. to him, lil wayne is perfect and can do no wrong. he is worse than YESSIR (or maybe it is him)

  • MiamiKid

    **News Flash** All the hating is not working. Ross has made his mark so get over it and go listen to your favorite rappper!I cant believe Rozay got so many dudes panties in a bunch, please pull your skirts down people. These comments are hilarious

  • yooooo

    go download thhttp://theverbalist.bandcamp.com/is mixtape

  • gfunkclan

    And were is the people's champion J.Cole...shame on you MTV

  • Fuck Hip Hop

    I hate MTV. Shows to much pop, takes bribes (4 out of top 5 are YM, no Eminem, no J. Cole, no SLAUUUUGHTERHOOUUSE!

  • Anonymous

    ORDER DOESNT MATTER!!!RELAX!! Kanye.jay-z.rick ross.lil wayne.meek mill.wale.Wiz khalifa.jcole.Asap rocky & ASAP MOB.OFWGKTA.Machine Gun Kelly.Lil B.Danny Brown.Tech N9ne.Tyga.Nicki Minaj.big sean.drake.French montana.HOPSIN.SwizZz.Dizzy Wright.Waka Flocka.Young Jeezy.Action Bronson.Nino Graye.Common.mac miller.ScHoolboy Q.Black Hippy.Jay Rock.Ab-Soul.Juicy J.Spaceeghost Purrp.Eminem.kendrick lamar.Dr.Dre.B.o.B.Future.Pitbull.Chris Brown.Nas.Tupac.Biggie.Curren$y.BUSTA RHYMES.iggy azaelia.White Girl Mobb!(kreayshawn,v-nasty etc.).Trae The Truth.Lupe Fiasco.Big KRIT.Bun B.Diggy Simmons.T.I.the roots.lil twist.Mr. Muthafuckin' eXpuire.Stalley.Grieves.Budo.Pusha T.Childish Gambino.Yelawolf.Chip Tha Ripper.Freddie Gibbs.Young Chris.Dom Kennedy.2chains.XV.Slaughterhouse.Royce Da 5'9.Joe Budden.Joell Ortiz.Crooked I.Snoop Dogg.Nipsey Hussle.Vado.Cory Gunz.Canibus.Raekwon.Twista.Rich Hil.Game.Cool Kids.Saigon.Kid Cudi.Smoke DZA.Sir Michael Rocks.Chuck Inglish.Chevy Woods.Neako.Pill Those are the most talked about.most loved.most hated.most controversial.most successful.most buzz.most popular.Most hard working.the hottest in the game from 2011 till now

    • HAHA

      Dude, majority of your lists are hardly known. Like who the fuck listens to guys like Neako, Smoke DZA, 2 Chainz or Dizzy Wright? Maybe if they work their way on top with better management they have a chance.

  • ThatCaliDude

    I don't even know why MTV does this list every year, they have absolutely no clout. I don't want to live on the same planet with people who would put Rick Ross, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa on a list of "Hottest MCs".

    • fuck young money

      MTV should not make that list ever again. they know nothing. look at this fucking faggot v v v v http://www.youtube.com/user/cedpooh38

  • da1

    I think wiz khalifa had a hotter year then Big Sean. Also why the hell is Wale on that list he doesn't even sell records. Lupe Fiasco had a good year last year. He should atleast be number 10.

  • Rex

    WHAT? officer ricky is still alive? 50 finished this clown ass fool already @ricky rozay stan, ricky cant sell 1mil records, now can he? GRODT>any rozay album

    • Anonymous

      shut up fat bawse

    • Ricky Rozay

      Nigga you lame. Most rappers dont even go platinum now. Where 50 at? I aint heard nuttin from that nigga cuz Ross ended his career. That nigga cant even get a solid album released. Oh by the way his last 2 albums flopped. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Solja boy would suit this top 10 and gucci mane and waka fakakaka hahahhaha fukn HIP HOP IS DEAD.....

    • fuck young money

      http://www.youtube.com/user/cedpooh38 yes hip-hop is dead because of cunts like them and this faggot's youtube channel

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAAH WORD FUUKN WACK RAPPERS

  • Anonymous

    I think they got mistaken that list for the queerest mcees

  • Mark

    This list is bs the top 3 should be L.O.X. Mutha fuckers or at lest kiss nd sp Nobody on this list is better then them.

  • MTV sucks

    This is BS they talk about "O Rick Ross sold so much" Cole about 100,000 away from Rick Ross 628,000 sold for his last album a year ago. Man I know J.Cole and K.Dot deserve this weak as list, but 10 years from now we'll all see who the masters are. My Hottest MCs(no order intended) Wale J.Cole Jay-Z Kendrick Lamar Drake Kanye West Big Sean Eminem The Game Rick Ross Album sales matter, but when your name is lil wayne and you come to the point in your career where you can put out bullshit and these people buy it doesnt. jay-z is consistent. Never will it be another artist who sales 11 platnium records in a row unless its kanye or j.cole which is on his way to 1 mill be the end of the year. "you hate before you played I already forgave you"-J.Cole.

  • TEXAS TRILL

    MTV CO-SIGHED THIS LIST!!!! 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

    • Anonymous

      my top 10 ,#1CANIBUS,#2JAY-Z,#3NAS-#4HELL RAZAH,#5 CHINO XL,#6 CROOKED EYE,#7 ROYCE DA 5"9,SLIM #6 SLIM SHADY,#7 RICK ROSS,#8 COMMON #10 AZ,PLEASE YALL AN MTV SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YALL SELF,LIL WAYNE IS WACK,THEN THEY HAD THE NERVE TO SAY BIG SEAN

  • fuck young money

    the list is garbage

  • Candee

    Number 4 & 5 on the list make me hate rap music.

  • Anonymous

    Wow fucking sad no Kendrick, no Tech, no J Cole, no Big Krit...I know MTV usually awards mainstream garbage but this is over the top..its as if they said if u can rap u cant be a Hot MC..this shit is awful

    • A.Rose

      Real Shit How Meek Mills Make The List With No Album No Lloyd Banks On The list No Kendrick No J.cole Its A Whole Lotta Sucking Going On In Rap Thats All

  • ReLL P.

    I meant ***key word***

  • ReLL P.

    Hey word "HOTTEST" in the game as of right now. Their not talking about record sales, or none of that. Their saying who's the hottest right now. I think thats a pretty good list dispite J.cole and K.Lamar not in it. Check me out @ ReLLMzuik.com

  • Ricky Rozay

    Keep hatin lames. Rozay already ethered ur two favorite rappers, the snitch and the fake drug dealer. I said it a year ago, the Bawse hottest nigga in teh game. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      No he is the Fattest/Wackest MC of 2012...Fuckin Joking right.Mr JellyCreamin....Really....MTV has completely imploded....Lame

  • Anonymous

    THAT IS FUCKING BULLSHIT. Kanye should have won first place. He had a buzz ALL of 2011 that CONTINUED from 2010. Fucking MTV...

  • LOAF

    They can't be serious , if FABOLOUS don't make the list, there is no list

  • jr88

    jcole sold more than 5 people on the list and he didnt make top 10?...these people are idiots...they said kanye lacks substance?...wayne has had no substance since 08...smh

  • Anonymous

    MTV never repped the streets! Fuck MTV fuck the mainstream media!

  • Anonymous

    ROTFLI love how Tech N9ne's not even on the list. LMAO

  • Ricocculous.

    MTV Is owned by Viacom. They are a multimedia conglomerate. they play and rerun certain artist that they knoew will make money for them and the music industry to keep the flow of things natural. things being money. This list is true. MMG YM and ROC are the only ones on the list for a reason.

  • SCHWARZ

    ALMOS' 400 COMMENTS ON THIS BULLSH!T. AND U WONDER Y I CALL Y'ALL MEDIA HO'S? MTV PIMPED U OUT AND Y'ALL DONE SPREAD THE LIST VD ALL OVER THE BLOCK.

  • Rakim

    lol an ex correctional officer is crowned the hottest MC of the game lol. the rap game is definitely messed up.

  • Anonymous

    BTW....u can add Kane, Andre 3000, Black Thought, and Busta Rhymes 2 this list

  • Cee

    fuck this list, fuck MTV, fuck Sway 4 cosigning this bullshit, and if u stanning any of these mofos, fuck u. TOP TEN LIST 10) Kool G Rap 9) LL Cool J 8) Common 7) Big L 6) Jay-Z 5) Big 4) Emimem 3) KRS-One 2) Rakim 1) Nas Anyone on this list will rip the entire MTV top ten.....Chuuuuuuuch!

    • THE TRUTH HURTS

      @RICKY ROZAY SADLY PROVED MY POINT I SAID THEY HAVE NOT DONE SHIT BECAUSE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS THEY ARE IRREVERENT EXPECT EM JAY AND MAYBE COMMON SO MAKE A BETTER LIST DUMB ASS ITS 2012 NOT 1995

    • Candee

      Agree with you 100%, this list is dope. & any of them would kill the fake ass artists that are on the MTV list.

    • Anonymous

      @ricky rozay ..first off dude that put the list is saying that any 1 of those MCs would destroy anyone on MTVs current list..hes just pointing out how awful this list is

    • @Dumb faggot above me

      With the exception of Jay-Z already being on the list, could you please point out to me where I said those artists should've been on The Hottest MC list? Huh? Can you? No you can't, cause I never said that anything remotely close to that. I pointed out TRUTH HURT's post about most of those rappers haven't done anything in the past 5 years, which the majority of it is completely false. I don't know where you get the thought that I wanted those 10 rappers on Cee's list to be put on MTV's list. I've never said that you damn moron. Maybe it's because of your ignorance or stupidity, I'm not really sure. Am I saying Cee's list is accurate? Absolutely not. I think Rick Ross is horrible but I'll agree that he's the hottest rapper in the game right now. Rapper, not emcee. But does that mean he's even remotely good? In my opinion, hell no. But if I were to like rappers who are incredibly arrogant, obviously fake, most of their subject matter is just based on materialistic shit, and not saying anything in depth or anything that people can relate to, then I'd love Rick Ross. Whatever. There's no point in communicating to some dude that's dick riding a hot-at-the-moment, sub par rapper.

    • Ricky Rozay

      @the nigga above me You need to do ur research, just cuz niggas release albums don't mean they the hottest mcs. KRS may have released a last year but guess what, nobody bought it, just like all the other niggas you pointed out on ur list. Nas is bankrupt, Common faked a beef, Jay still relevant, LL hasn't done shit, G rap is the dude known to smack around superhead, Big L & Big are dead, Rakim lazy so shut the fuck up, none of them deserve to be on the hottest list other than hov. Fact Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • @TRUTH HURTS

      Eminem dropped "Hell: The Sequel" with Royce da 5'9" last year & he's working on Slaughterhouse's Shady debut "Welcome To: Our House". KRS-One just recently dropped an album called "The BDP Album". Common just dropped "The Dreamer/The Believer" last December. Jay-Z dropped "Watch the Throne" last year & there's rumors about "Watch the Throne 2" & another upcoming solo album he'll probably drop sometime later on, if he so chooses to. Nas dropped "Untitled" in '08, "Distant Relatives", a collab album with Damian Marley in '10 & he's planning on releasing "Life Is Good" this year. Rakim put out "Seventh Seal" in '09. Kool G Rap's dropping a collaborative album with Necro in the near future, and another one with The Alchemist. LL Cool J dropped "Exit 13" back in '08. Of course Big L & Biggie haven't done anything in the past 5 years. They've been dead for 11-13 years. Just based on all of this information, with the exception of 3, they've been putting out work in the 2000's & not just in the 90's. Just because YOU don't pay attention to what certain emcees are doing (especially those from the 90's), what they've been doing recently & what they're planning on doing in the near future doesn't mean that they're irrelevant. You need to do your research before you make yourself look like a complete, ignorant retard. The truth hurts, doesn't it?

    • Ricky Rozay

      LOL at that niggas list. Right on the only one relevant in the mainstream in the last 5 years is Em. Niggas don't read or what its the hottest mcs right now. The Bawse hate or love it is the most buzzed rapper out right now. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • THE TRUTH HURTS

      SORRY BUT YOUR LIST IS WRONG MOST ALL OF THOSE RAPPER HAVE NOT DONE SHIT IN THE LAST 5 OR SO YEARS ............ITS 2012 NOT 1995

  • TEXAS TRILL

    MTV CO-SIGHED THIS LIST!!! 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • Hottest Rappers In 2011 till NOW

    ORDER DOESNT MATTER!!!RELAX!! Kanye.jay-z.rick ross.lil wayne.meek mill.wale.Wiz khalifa.jcole.Asap rocky & ASAP MOB.OFWGKTA.Machine Gun Kelly.Lil B.Danny Brown.Tech N9ne.Tyga.Nicki Minaj.big sean.drake.French montana.HOPSIN.SwizZz.Dizzy Wright.Waka Flocka.Young Jeezy.Action Bronson.Nino Graye.Common.mac miller.ScHoolboy Q.Black Hippy.Jay Rock.Ab-Soul.Juicy J.Spaceeghost Purrp.Eminem.kendrick lamar.Dr.Dre.B.o.B.Future.Pitbull.Chris Brown.Nas.Tupac.Biggie.Curren$y.BUSTA RHYMES.iggy azaelia.White Girl Mobb!(kreayshawn,v-nasty etc.).Trae The Truth.Lupe Fiasco.Big KRIT.Bun B.Diggy Simmons.T.I.the roots.lil twist.Mr. Muthafuckin' eXpuire.Stalley.Grieves.Budo.Pusha T.Childish Gambino.Yelawolf.Chip Tha Ripper.Freddie Gibbs.Young Chris.Dom Kennedy.2chains.XV.Slaughterhouse.Royce Da 5'9.Joe Budden.Joell Ortiz.Crooked I.Snoop Dogg.Nipsey Hussle.Vado.Cory Gunz.Canibus.Raekwon.Twista.Rich Hil.Game.Cool Kids.Saigon.Kid Cudi.Smoke DZA.Sir Michael Rocks.Chuck Inglish.Chevy Woods.Neako.Pill Those are the most talked about.most loved.most hated.most controversial.most successful.most buzz.most popular.Most hard working.the hottest in the game from 2011 till now

  • TEXAS

    MTV CO-SIGHED THIS LIST 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • lmao@you

    Damn everyone all butt hurts smh....Y'all act like your brother died or something lmao..... It was a injustice to hiphop that lamar was left off and j.cole should crack the top 5 atleast smh....As far as ross goes it is what it is......He is getting crazy co-signs from your favorite rapper and producer....I am okay with the list. good day

  • what?

    this list is as pathetic as any, but eminem? where is he?

  • Be Real

    If I did on what was the hottest rapper based on my observation (not best rappers btw), here it would be: 1. Drake 2. Kanye West 3. Jay-Z 4. Rick Ross 5. J. Cole 6. Wiz Khalifa 7. Big Sean 8. Wale 9. Lupe Fiasco 10. Mac Miller Most of the rappers people here wanna use is either regional rappers, underground rappers or mixtape rappers which doesn't fit the criteria of being the "hottest" rapper right now. Like don't be putting guys like Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Tyler The Creator or even Immortal Technique on this list when they hardly have a big fanbase to support them unless they have a breakthrough single of course. Sure it may mean they are sellouts but that's how the industry is. Tupac would easily top the list in 1996 since he had a breakthrough album before his tragic death the same year. It's based on who the social networks often talk about.

    • To YM Killa

      K. Dot & Big K.R.I.T are bigger? IF they were, how come they didn't shit in the Billboard Charts or even make radio music? Don't give me the bs argument about sales don't matter, this is the hottest rapper list after all. Wale was on ESPN, being promoted the hell out of Maybach Music and had two singles even if they had Jeremih and Miguel. Also featured on the Waka Flocka Flame single which got popular in 2011. Big Sean has 3 singles on the rap charts all charted high and even with a terrible song like that Ass song, he still managed to get more hype. As for Mac Miller, he did something K Dot and Big KRIT couldn't do, get a number 1 album while on an independent label. Kendrick only has hype in LA and even though I'm from LA, hardly any people know who he is. Don't get me started on Big KRIT, he's only relevant in the South. The guys listed above are popular toward majority of the masses I've meet in college, high schools and even women. J. Boring? J. Cole is the only reason why Kendrick Lamar's HiiiPower even had hype in the first place.

    • YM KILLA

      ALSO YOU KNOW WHY J BORING DON'T WIN ANYTHING THIS YEAR BECAUSE HE LAME LIKE YOUR LIST

    • YM KILLA

      K-DOT AND BIG KRIT HAVE BIGGER FAN BASES THAN WALE,BIG SEAN AND MAC MILLER? SO WTF POINT DO YOU MAKE

  • THESEAREHOTTRAPPERS

    ORDER DOESNT MATTER!!!RELAX!! Kanye.jay-z.rick ross.lil wayne.meek mill.wale.Wiz khalifa.jcole.Asap rocky & ASAP MOB.OFWGKTA.Machine Gun Kelly.Lil B.Danny Brown.Tech N9ne.Tyga.Nicki Minaj.big sean.drake.French montana.HOPSIN.SwizZz.Dizzy Wright.Waka Flocka.Young Jeezy.Action Bronson.Nino Graye.Common.mac miller.ScHoolboy Q.Black Hippy.Jay Rock.Ab-Soul.Juicy J.Spaceeghost Purrp.Eminem.kendrick lamar.Dr.Dre.B.o.B.Future.Pitbull.Chris Brown.Nas.Tupac.Biggie.Curren$y.BUSTA RHYMES.iggy azaelia.White Girl Mobb!(kreayshawn,v-nasty etc.).Trae The Truth.Lupe Fiasco.Big KRIT.Bun B.Diggy Simmons.T.I.the roots.lil twist.Mr. Muthafuckin' eXpuire.Stalley.Grieves.Budo.Pusha T.Childish Gambino.Yelawolf.Chip Tha Ripper.Freddie Gibbs.Young Chris.Dom Kennedy. Those are the most talked about.most loved.most hated.most controversial.most successful.most buzz.most popular.the hottest in the game from 2011 till now

  • guyb415

    What a fucking joke!!! This is why I don't watch MTV anymore or listen to the radio. Fuck all those sucking tv or radio dick!!

  • The187Worm

    MTV is ran by oblivious white people.. Im white.. and this whole list is garbage.. These fucking artists only get played by suburbanites... plain and simple.. no real muthufucka listens to these cats... again fuck you and most you youngins.. Fuck BET, MTV, 97.1 , just all you fucks

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    ...and if Drake make the list, then Frank Ocean should be there. Where are Tyler & J.Cole, seriously?

  • REAL HIPHOP

    BUUUUULLSHIT, half of them are young money

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Well, Rick Ross is ok, not for #1, maybe #2 but Drake over Kanye West & Jay-Z? WTF!!!

  • GQ

    lil wayne on top of JAY?!?! wtf is that shit i gues skill and talent isnt important to b on the list if wanye is over JAY and ross is #1!! fuck this list I cant believe this shit drake lil sell out ass cant bounce the fuck off the list. jay will murder wayne in a battle until he dies now matter how he is! fuck this shit!!!how is wiz on top of wale?? and how the fuck is j.cole not on and drake is #2?????? bullshit!!!!! and wheres young jeezy and kendrick lamar???? whoever made this is fuckn stupid!!! kickoff ross, wiz,and faggot ass wayne!!!!!!!! those niggas arent shit!! fuck em!!! I hope sum1 says sumthin and put this shit on blast!!!

  • Thomas

    I think hiphopdx got hacked by YMCMB. Kendrick should easily be #1

  • Anonymous

    some bullshit right here.. the whole list was fucked from the beginning to the end!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

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  • krams

    nicki minaj. Top 5! Get the fuck outta here!

  • krams

    If rick ross is #1. Hip Hop is officially dead.

  • TEXAS TRILL

    SO NOW THIS IS ARE LIST MTV??? SMH!! 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • Anonymous

    in no particular order wiz drake jeezy kendrick lamar cole game andre 3k meek mill big krit 2 chainz

  • Anonymous

    Rick Ross Net Worth - 20 million 50 Cent Net Worth - 250 million moment of silence for Rick Ross

    • Anonymous

      I think 50 is more than 250m....He should be close to 450m. Btw GRODT and Masarce, he was already around 100m. Made nearly 200m in 08....and continue making money. He should be around 400-450!

    • MiamiKid

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Homie when did having 20 million become something to have a moment of silence for, I hope you are joking right. How many people do u know that even make over 100 grand a year

  • deezy

    so its obvious that this list isn't based on lyrical abilities or skill, its who's making the most noise at the moment. if this is the case how come 2 chainz isn't on this list, he's on a new song or remix like 2 times a week. i mean i feel like he's been making hella noise for a minute now

  • TEXAS

    SO NOW THIS IS ARE LIST MTV??? SMH. 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • 40s 50s 60s 70s babies vs 80s 90s 2000 2010 babies

    80s babies running shit still so i dont give a fuck!!!!!!!Big up the 70s babies thou.

  • 40s 50s 60s 70s babies vs 80s 90s 2000 2010 babies

    How the fuck Rickross number one?????????What big single made it to number one on billboard charts???????HOW THE FUCK DRAKE ISNT NUMBER ONE????70s one this time cause they cheating.

  • Anonymous

    co-sign if Jay Z is the only person on MTV's list that would make your own list

  • Anonymous

    RICK ROSS can eat a big fat dick. also hes a frod he never sold crack his name isnt rick ross the real rick ross invented ready rock crack in the 80s who made millions selling. this guy used to be a P.o. never did anything bitting styles from Raekwon, fat joe and notorious B.I.G.

  • TEXAS

    SO NOW THIS IS ARE LIST MTV??? 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

    • Anonymous

      Before you start hoeing the list and talking shit, you gotta learn how to use proper grammar bro......its "our" not "are"

  • YESSIR

    THE REAL TOP 10 RAPPERS OF ALL-TIME 1. RICK ROSS 2. JERRY SANDUSKY 3. MANNY PACQUIAO 4. LEBRON JAMES 5. LIL WAYNE 6. SAMWELL 7. JUSTIN BIEBER 8. HOPSIN 9. KIM KARDASHIAN 10. NICKI MINAJ IF YOU ARE NOT LISTED AS ANY OF THESE RAPPERS, YOU SUCK.

  • lambo

    HOTTEST MC'S IN THE GAME! not "most lyrical" or "best flow" or any of that. HOTTEST, meaning most relevant and getting the most commercial attention. yeah all those people everyone named before are great talents, but whether you like the list or not, its stays very accurate to who is getting the most shine and who isn't. though a few on the list are artists i don't necessarily listen to more regularly than other artists who didn't make it, i have no problem saying that 2011 was a HUGE year for rick ross, and it because of him that two other people made the list. relevance in commercial media is the name of this game, and whether you like it or not, rozay has this list by the balls. deal with it

  • Anonymous

    Lol at all the dicksucks getting butthurt over a stupid list. SMH.

  • Anonymous

    what a fucking shit list, jay z's the only MC up there, fuck you MTV you smelly cunts

  • dean

    MTV can eat a dick straight up

  • TEXAS TRILL

    SO NOW THIS IS ARE LIST MTV??? SMH 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • murdock

    yea because he paid them all that money to play 20 videos of his and his crews I bet they do like him

  • Anonymous

    I think its safe to say that the past year was all about team work. The main reason the list sucks is that 2 camps take up 6 slots. I think they should have let the stand out artists from each crew get a slot and then give props to the other members who made the brand hot. Based off that criteria, my list: 1)Kendrick Lamar & TDE (Giving props to Schoolboy Q, Ab Soul, and jay Rock) 2)Rick Ross & MMG (Giving props to Meek Mill and Wale) 3)Kanye West & Good Music (Giving props to Big Sean, Pusha T, and Cyhi) 4)Drake, YMCMB, & OVOXO (Giving props to Lil Wayne, Nicki, and The Weeknd) 5)J. Cole & Roc Nation (Giving props to Jay-Z & Jay Electronica)

    • Anonymous

      Continued: 6)Tyler the creator and ofwgkta 7)A$ap Rocky and A$ap Mob 8)Curren$y and the Jets 9)Eminem & Shady/Aftermath (Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, etc) 10)Wiz Khalifa & Taylor Gang

  • Max

    MTV's definition of hot: any person who has done the best job of saturating the market with crap.

  • Anonymous

    Rick Ross works hard he deserves it. i would be happier if the list took out drake, wiz, nicki, and sean.

  • fuck young money

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p_jxA4p1Wk everyone on this shitty list (except for jay) is accurately portrayed in this video.

  • Anonymous

    MTC doesnt know what there talkin about, what else is new?? I gave up on them when they gave Coolio a VMA over 2pac, Method Man & LL in the 90's man, MTV doesnt have a clue about hip hop, never did

    • max

      that dangerous minds single was a dope song tho, it made waves. it def was a controversial win, but still deserved to an extent.

  • Anonymous

    whattttttt???? your really gonna put nicki minaj and meek mill before wale?!?!! Ambition was one of the best rap records in a while and they placed him at 10? MTV is what as shit man

  • xYeezyDaChefx

    LOL the only real legit rapper on that list is kanye...who should top that shit every fucking year...but it doesnt matter...its mtv

  • Anonymous

    New beats up at www.aricthethrowed.com

  • Armando

    On that list, the only ones who are legit are Jay-Z and Rick Ross. Lil Wayne in his early days was cool, but he sold out and just got really wack. Nicki Minaj is just a dumb, untalented ho who bought her record deal. Wiz is garbage. Kanye West is a good rapper but I don't know about a top 10 best. The rest don't warrant a mention.

  • 50 Cent

    Officer Ricky ?? Smhh.. -_-

  • TEXAS TRILL

    SO NOW THIS IS ARE LIST MTV??? SMH 10 WEAK WALE 9 CHEESE KHALIFA 8 BIG GAY SEAN 7 SHIT FILL (FOR MAKING 2PAC BACK BURN IN HELL!!!!!!) 6 GAY-Z 5 THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE 4 FIRE MARSHAL BILL 3 MS WEST (SOON TO BE MRS CARTER) 2 JIMMY "CANADA DRY" 1 CEO FAT ALBERT

  • Anonymous

    They left out Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole, the most lyrical rappers in the game (that are actually relevant). MTV is gay

    • ps

      Kendrick Lamar lyrics are ok, but seriously J.Cole? I could throw 40 names of MC which outshined that dumbass MTV clowns... What about Aesop Rock, guys from cunninlyngusts, the Left, Eligh, Ish Butler (of shabazz palaces), p.o.s. and so on

  • Hmm

    First of all, the reasoning behind these lists the past few years is pure nonsense. But keeping in line with their "logic" there's a few notable names that should be on this list. Tyler The Creator Eminem Slaughterhouse Yelawolf Tech N9ne Mac Miller J. Cole Young Jeezy Some of these names I mentioned aren't even anywhere on my personal playlist, but considering it's not necessarily about talent, it's about popularity... why is Meek Mill, Wale, Big Sean or even Wiz Khalifa on this list? Wiz I could understand a year ago, but Mac Miller is in the same lane as that guy and outperformed him this year. Tech N9ne continues to sell independently and Eminem has released a number of buzzworthy "freestyles" including his BET Awards Cypher with Slaughterhouse this past year. All in all, any list MTV makes nowadays is garbage. The radio sucks, MTV sucks, the mainstream media sucks. HipHopDx, you continue to hang around because despite all the trash you put on this website, you still expose some up and comers. Then again, you're just looking for hits, so I guess promoting garbage is part of the game.

  • jerz300000

    Replace Nicki Minaj with J. Cole and you have a fairly acurate list. Still can't believe they snubbed him after Cole World went gold and Can't Get Enough was all over the radio. Not to mention Friday Night Lights and the Any Given Sunday series. He should have been a shoe in for top five and he ain't even make the list. Smdh Mtv. Other than that tho, the list is str8. Kendrick is my favorite rapper out right now but he has some more work to do before he gets widespread recognition. Same goes for Tyler, 2 Chainz, and A$ap. I am glad Rozay is getting respect tho. Fake or not, that boy is a scientist in the studio. People sleep on how meticulous his technique is. Dude really makes motion pictures in the booth. I do think the list was too MMG and YMCMB heavy tho. Take out one member from each, replace em with Cole and maybe Tyler and I can fuck with this list based off their criteria.

  • IAmControverse

    I like Ross, but he is not the best, but then again, this is a list of the HOTTEST MCs at the moment. It's not like MTV KNOWS anything about hip hop. They used to, but now all they know is about getting drunk on a beach and flashing your vag on a glass for strangers.

  • Mizzyyyy

    MTV is a joke theyre not even relevant anymore winning a VMA has lost all its reputation first "Otis" won and then MTV put this list????? Only on MTV does a ex-pig get the nmbr 1 spot

  • Fossie

    Where is Tech?FUCK MTV!!!

  • ETK

    "what a gayass list" I don't know what the motherfuck y'all expected when you heard "HOTTEST MCS" on the article's name. some whiners are just soundin like bipolar Cpt. Obviouses. the fact of the matter is, Ross HAS been hot over the past year... not Eminem who dropped a gold album and has been doin only behind-the-scenes moves since.. not Kendrick Lamar who ladies doesn't even know his name. not Jay who let's face it, rode Kanye's coattails this year... it's Ross. doesn't mean he's good. but he's been hot as fuck. and if you're tired of mainstream, God knows what you're doin here anyway.. just to spew and hate? innit time to say been there done that? fuck I spent my time hatin all these mofuckers but this is just redundant..

    • ETK

      Recovery dropped in 2010... who's stupid now Atlien, it's debatable, but Ross been droppin tracks, collabos and music vids all year... MMG are music video whores lol but yeh it just mean Rick Ross been grinding the most. Drake and Nicki been hot for a period of time, just for their album releases. You could make a case for Kanye tho. as for Jay I may be pessismistic towards him but I feel he's tryna hold on... word tho I agree the WTT tour was hot

    • youraidiot

      eminem a gold album? pretty sure recovery is 2 or 3 times platinum. hahahah you must be stupid

    • Atlien

      Na bruh. Drake, 'Ye and Minaj were all hotter than him this year. I'll go head and say Jay too. I mean that WTT tour was insane when it came to reviews, attendeance, revenues etc. Not too mention the album. I mean think about how many time last year you heard Jay and 'Ye's either track or a story. In general, they dominated headlines way more than ROSS. So did Drake, really. Rozay has some good longevity but his shit ain't hittin like it was when he first dropped.

    • axe

      As soon as I saw the list I drank a bottle of hard bitter hate juice, And I am now drunk as hell!

  • Based

    Lil B should of been #1. WOO!! WOO!! SWAG!! SWAG!! COOK!! STEAK!! KNIFE!! OMG BASEDGOD PLEASE FUCK MY BITCH!! PLEASE FUCK HER IN THE ASS!! #TYBG

  • Anonymous

    That clown show didnt even drop an album this year MTV doesnt know anything about music anymore, Ross doesnt even have enough Buzz to get a release date on his latest piece of shit

  • Anonymous

    Ricky Bawse is the new Biggie Smalls

  • tonytoca

    what a gay ass list only 2 on there that belong are jay z and kanye west the rest are all fake ass rappers

  • Anonymous

    Tyler, The Creator shoulda been on it. He was hot the whole year

  • Can't Argue...

    You Fools Don't Understand What "Hottest" MCs In The Game Mean. You Have To Put Your Personally Bias Aside, When You Do That You Can't Do Nothing Else But Agree With The List. The Segment of TheShow Even Breaks Down The Criteria They Go With and All The Artist on This List Has It. I'm Not A Wayne or Drake Fan But They Deserve To Be On The List.

  • Anonymous

    not that i agree with this list, but i kinda see what MTV's criteria is...whoever gets radioplay...even so, Big Sean DOES NOT BELONG on this damn list, his songs are 1000% mediocre, Wiz & Wale DEF made better songs than Big Sean's mediocre ass...MTV lost my respect for that smh

  • wu4lyf

    What a fruity top 10.

  • Anon

    "MTV has stressed that the list is not meant to represent the greatest rappers of all time but the most interesting and culturally relevant artists of the current year, the list is met with much controversy and debate each year."

  • Azhar

    I get it... It really is a popularity contest. MMG and YMCMB are the two most popular movements.. Now having said that, how the hell is Jeezy left off the list he put out Real is Back I and II, TM103 been toring like crazy...I'm not a fan but the annoying 2 Chains should be on there he got mad features this year, basically that's being hot when u on every major artist songs, I don't get Big Sean and Wiz at all especially Wiz not this year, he aint put out squat except for Rolling Papers which sucked nuts.... I could go on but again its a popularity contest so i kinda get it

  • AmbitiousJay

    MTV just wants to lose its credibility.

  • Crack28

    Terrible list. Rick Ross helped give birth to Meek and Wale but he's not better than any rapper on that list. Kanye should've been first based on how good his shit did and they missed Lamar and JCole. Crter 4 had some good shit but overall it was mehhh. Nikki and Khalifa are terrible.

    • Crack28

      I've liked Wale for a few years and always thought he was talented but Meek I haven't listened to as much. In the realm of pop culture, though, nobody really gave them a chance until signed to Double-M.

    • Anonymous

      nigga Meek & Wale were killin shit b4 MMG

    • Anonymous

      And HTS went Gold...How many people went Gold ? He did a couple of shows....Headlined major festivals....Did the BET stuff.....Lighters went 2x plat....won two grammys early in feb, 2011....Performed too....How can u say he did nothing besides HTS.? Dumb fool!

    • ETK

      besides Hell the Sequel, Em ain't done shit all else

  • fuck mtv

    the top ten 'hottest' has to do with sales i guess... so fuck mtv's list.... the best mc's of the year.... reks, median, action bronson, kendrick lamar, j.cole.....

  • dRob

    Hip hop is dead. This fat tub of lard killed it.

  • T-Dubb AKA Royal T

    Rick Ross is one of the worst rappers in the game.

  • Anonymous

    Dumb idiots....How the hell are these guys hotter than Em ? Em did the BET stuff, and ripped it...Went Gold with BME, collected $6m in Australia off 2 shows. Headlined major festivals around the globe(Setting attendance records in most of em). Lighters was blazing the radios....Signed SH and Yelewolf.....Won 2 grammys early in febuary, 2011....Was on Dre's I need a Doctor....Don't be foolish !!!

  • RealRap

    The real list for 2012 (not in order) 1. Jay-Z 2. Kanye West 3. Lupe Fiasco 4. The Game 5. Busta Rhymes 6. T.I. 7. Tech N9ne 8. Everyone from Wu-Tang 9. Ludacris 10. Common fuck ymcmb... fuck taylor gang... they're all trash...

    • Lol

      Did somebody just say WTT was lyrical ? ROFL!!!! Those niggas said nothing on most of the tracks....I enjoy the production though.

    • Anonymous2

      @Anonymous3 YOU ARE STUPID JAY GAVE KANYE HIS FUCKIN RECORD DEAL YOU DUMB ASSHOLE!!NOBODY SAID ANYTHING ABOUT JAY MAKING OR TEACHIN SHIT!so just shut the fuck up

    • iexcel

      J. Cole had a gold selling album, been on two great tours, great fan following, platinum selling single, great features, and grammy nomination. And this brother can't make the list. Meek Mill who doesn't even have an album out is number seven. Wale who isn't gold is number 10.

    • iexcel

      All Kanye did was have two critically acclaimed albums, sell over a million copies of each, most creative summer tour, new clothing line, and introduced Big Sean. Oh...and he won four fucking Grammy's!!!

    • iexcel

      All Jay did was have another number one album, highest grossing tour, new baby girl, reopen 40/40 club, platinum singles, critically acclaimed album, and have lyrics for days. But somehow he is behind Nicki (No Album), Ross (Barely Gold), Wayne (so so songs), and Drake (r&b artist. Get real.

    • ETK

      Jay didn't make Kanye, but he allowed him to get far/give him the accolades he needed to get far... Kanye in his beginnings was pretty much like J.Cole is now, namedropping Jay every fuckin where he went, "lookin up" to him and tings.. only thing is Kanye went all the way through wit it, now he's on top of the rap game alongside Jay

    • Anonymous

      Jay gave us kanye? U dumb asshole. Did Jay teach him how to rap?he signed him, but ye is a genius on his own. Ye makes Better albums!

    • gtfoh

      jay is irrelevant as fuck... jay has been a top mc for over a decade now.... the top ten 'hottest' has to do with sales i guess... so fuck mtv's list.... the best mc's of the year.... reks, median, action bronson, kendrick lamar, j.cole.....

    • Anonymous

      1.ur list is pretty good. 2.the nigga who commented you are dumb because he put (not in order) n u bashed him for havin Jay as number 1?lol 3.dont get it twisted.Jay gave us Kanye

    • RealRap

      maybe if you werent such a dumbass, you wouldve noticed i said "not in order"

    • Anonymous

      Boring list...I prefer MTV's list. #1 Jay ? U are stupid.....Kanye carried that old camel on his back throughout the year.

  • DAGNRL

    WIZ>WALE???? NICKI>JAY??? DEFINITELY A TEENAGE POPULARITY CONTEST, WHATS THAT CALLED TEEN CHOICE OR SOMN?? THE FUCK? I GIVE IT ROSS THOUGH EVEN THOUGH HE SEEM FAKE BEING A CO AN ALL HE STILL SPIT,

  • Anonymous

    EST.,Whitgirlmobb,A$AP MOB,OFWGKTA,Tyga,2 chainz,Busta,Kendrick,tyga were hotter than half these muhfuckaz 4real

  • YESSIR

    IF YOU TURN ON THE RADIO THESE ARE THE PEOPLE YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR ITS HOTTTEST MC'S. YOU NOT TURNING ON THE RADIO AND GOING TO HEAR KENDRICK LAMAR STOP CRYING NIGGAS

    • nickrazor2000

      Ric Ross can be at the top of any list he wants. for gods sake, hes the police. the 5.0 can make anything happen that they want

    • HOTTEST MC'S ON THE RADIO

      Exactly, its got nothing to do with actual MCing skills, its the bullshit the radio pushes out...

  • 2012?

    hopefully we see variety on the next list i hope to see Kendrick,Tech,MGK & other young emcee's.gettn tired of seein the same names in the list

  • music maniac

    I'm sorry but if they're considering someone who had a strong buzz, then U got to put 2 Chainz on that list. I'm not a fan, but real is real, and that dude was on everybody shit in 2011, and still is.

  • Anonymous

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  • YESSIR

    IT HOTTEST MC'S WHO IS HOTTER THAN THE PEOPLE ON THE LIST ?

  • WOW

    That is so funny. That list is terrible. I guess it says hottest MC's, not best artists though. Rick Ross was everywhere. But that don't mean he's good. Quality over Quantity, I learned that shit in grade school. The past year was Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, Tech N9ne, Big Sean, and Kendrick's year. Fuck what they talkin about

  • Bawse

    I won. Celebrate with some cheese burgers

  • ramses

    MTV = Manipulating True Values

  • Anonymous

    its a sad day in hip hop when a Corrections officer is named the "hottest MC"... hes not even a MC, he is an industry made rapper, posing to be a drug dealer

  • hightower

    Really? Realllllly? Rick Ross? What a piece of shit of a list. Only one on there that really has any argument of being in the top 10 is Jay-Z. Terrible terrible list. Who put this list together? Goes to show you that MTV knows nothing about music and thats why they stuck to playing teen reality shows all day.

  • Killuminati

    What the fuck?rick ross fuck da police

  • Its Um

    I guest he did the most feature this time around.

  • Born 97

    MTV SUCKS MY DICK REALLY THAT FAT PIECE OF SHIT.

  • Masta12

    I got mad love for the bawsss but fuck MTV

  • bizzalls

    MTV, FUCK YOU! MuthaFUCK YOU! You fuckin straight up faggot-ass clowns! Nice list!! Rick Ross, all of you kill yaselves!!

  • YESSIR

    NOT GOING TO SAY A WHOLE LOT BUT JUST I TOLD YOU NIGGAS YMCMB MMG 4 OUT OF THE TOP 5. 6 OUT OF THE TOP 10

  • HOTTEST MC? MORE LIKE HOTTEST POP ARTIST

    Rappers and MC's are in entirely different leagues, if they were serious they would include people that actually took the art of MC'ing seriously, hottest MC? they can't be serious, it just shows you how MTV loves to dumb down the culture and turn rap fans into the dumbest niggas alive...

    • Anonymous

      if you are a "HIP_HOP HEAD" or into the underground n shit then you should not be commenting,complaining or checkin this list.this is for people who listen to the radio n fucks with mainstream.STOP CRYIN nigga

  • Anonymous

    LMAO!!! WHO GIVES A FUCK WHAT MTV SAYS!!! I would diss a lot of rappers on there but its mtv a teen pop channel that does even play music videos anymore! Its funny how Dx can even put this up!!!!

  • TRUTH!

    if you are a "HIP_HOP HEAD" or into the underground n shit then you should not be commenting,complaining or checkin this list.this is for people who listen to the radio n fucks with mainstream.STOP CRYIN!!!

  • Anonymous

    I like some of Drake's music, but #2? Face it. MTV lost its credibility years ago. Now they exist solely to show Jersey Shore and 16 and Pregnant.

  • Anonymous

    cant wait to see ross die

  • Anonymous

    The worst media platform in the game, MTV!(While doing the robot!)

  • Anonymous

    only ross, kanye, meek mill, jay-z n wale are actual MCs. the rest are rappers (hardly even that in drake n minaj's case actually). this list is mad disrespectful to the art of MCing.

  • naked dave

    what a awful list from mtv

  • G-Unit Soldier

    Congrats Rozay!

  • fuck young money

    a rick ross dickrider v v v v http://www.youtube.com/user/cedpooh38

  • ok i speak again

    dear hip-hop headz/hipster/idiots/haters this list clearly states it is about the HOTTEST MC's IN THE GAME of 2011 till now..not the GREATEST EVER not the most lyrically skilled.this is all MAINSTREAM RAP! stop bringin up old niggaz who have not done anything in hip-hop recently but be lazy.which means shut up about Rakim or any MC from his era.stop bringin up niggaz that are NOT popular

    • TRUTH

      WTF is ur hipster ass talkin about a co-sign?the point is people need to quit bitchn about the list .its Hottest Emcees of 2011 till now.all these MC's are hot.just because you don't like them doesn't mean shit.whether you think so or not they have been more successful than most this past year.does not matter the order just know they are all the hottest out rite now.idiots

    • row

      no u didnt say hes the hottest but your cosigning the list that says hes the hottest..

    • Anonymous

      your still lame you gimp

    • Anonymous

      i never said he was the hottest.im just sayin muhfuckaz need to quit cryin about who is in the list

    • row

      i see what your saying but ross isnt even the hottest mainstream rapper.. how is he above drake who had a platinum album? how is he above jay or kanye who had a classic that everyone cosigns? how is he above wayne who had a platinum album? all ross did in 2011 was maybach music vol 1 which did like 150k.. it bricked ross likes to say its the biggest label in the game but its not your being lied to my dude. truthfully jeezy shoulda been above ross, TM103 went gold this year

    • Anonymous

      why?because im keepin it 100% real? n not talkin like the rappers in this list were not hot in 2011 till now? because im not namin niggas who are not popular to the mainstream?

  • Anonymous

    LOL the hottest rapper in the game has 0 platinum plaques HIP HOP IS DEAD MTV pumps poison to zombies Drake is a closet homo Niki Minaj is a devil worshiping dike that wants to be white Lil Wayne wears leggings and kisses his daddy on the lips Big Sean is a homosexual Kanye West is the gayest pop star since Boy George Meek Milz is a retard Wale is a midget fuck with a Napoleon complex this rap shit is really a homo circus in 2012. fuck rap. brainwashed zombie fucks keep letting the machine fool your little minds

    • Anonymous

      that dumb ass said Drake a.k.a. the guy who makes songs about women n fucks bitchs a closet homo.he said nicki worships the devil & wants to be white...not 1 time did nicki say she worships the devil and how the fuck does she want to be white?wtf nigga?Big sean the nigga who made a song about women shakin they ass n lovin it is a homosexual?BITCH GET REAL! Meek Mill is a retard?because of what i dont know he seems pretty smart to me. Wale isnt even that short nigga

    • kill dat noise

      JAY DOES NOT WORSHIP THE DEVIL YOU SMALL MINDED ILLUMINATI YOUTUBE VIDEO WATCHIN DUMMY

    • fuck that

      what is wrong with smoking weed & rappin about it?everyone does whether its mainstream or underground ya idiot.what the fuck does that mean (he wants to be white)?how the fuck does someone want to be white?define being black & white.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ sorry wiz - faggot weed rapper that wishes he was white that makes awful party raps for frat boys that drop nigger in private jay-z - the biggest sell out in the histroy of music. ditched every friend he ever had in the game for more riches, shit on jaz-o the guy that gave him his start and name, shit on dame dash the guy that took him to new heights. had his wife fake a pregnancy for a profile boost, ashamed of the fact he's a sterile camel faced devil worshiper. plays on his fans stupidty and likes to play with their heads with the illuminati masonic imagery then he denies it. wishes he was down with the elite, best buddies with bloomberg the governeror who locked more niggas up than any gov in NY history, dickrides obama the reptilian puppet HIP HOP IS DEAD MTV made snooki a celebrity

    • Ano

      What about Wiz and Jay?

    • Anonymous

      dear hip-hop headz/hipster/idiots/haters this list clearly states it is about the HOTTEST MC's IN THE GAME of 2011 till now..not the GREATEST EVER not the most lyrically skilled.this is all MAINSTREAM RAP! stop bringin up old niggaz who have not done anything in hip-hop recently but be lazy.which means shut up about Rakim or any MC from his era.stop bringin up niggaz that are NOT popular!YOU ARE DEF,DUMB,BLIND

  • hellrazor

    the WORST list to ever be compiled! who'd they consult for this? snookie? that wouldnt fucking surprise me

  • Drejk

    ahahaha Fat Boy & Da Grassi on the first places. buahaha what is the name of the cometition? Master of being whore of the year

  • officer Ricky

    That's the last thing this gangsta wannabe needs ... His ego is already bigger than his stomach. A number 1 spot is going to make his head explode

    • Anonymous

      that makes no sense dude.it doesnt matter who got the number 1 spot or who made the list or whos not on the list.the point is EVERY artist has an ego regardless of being no.1!LOCAL NIGGAZ EVEN HAVE BIG EGO's!!

    • bizzalls

      NO FUCKIN SHIT. This is the LAST thing this delusional fake, faggot bitch needs is to be the "so-called" number one hottest MC in the game right now. He has already been delusional as fuck about his whole persona, now this?? WOW. It's the people who support Officer Ricky who should be to blame. You fuckin faggots.

    • Anonymous

      nigga 90% of every artist in any genre have ego's.whether its underground or mainstream

  • 1love

    Where is black thought? Where is Common? Where is Lupe fiasco? These guys released the best hip hop albums of 2011.

    • KiLLEverythING

      ^ This point has already been made. ya jackass

    • Anonymous

      this list is NOT about who is the most lyrical.ya jackass

    • Joe

      @ Ricky Rozay Im glad your a fan of a rapper who lies to you in every song he makes.

    • Anonymous

      ^ So your sticking up for a guy who you claim isnt as lyrical as a Black Though but sells more records?

    • Ricky Rozay

      you niggas are really stupid arent you. It's the hottest mc in the game and while black thought is lyrical, mainstream dont give a fuck about him, same wit common, thats why his album didn't sell. Dont u fuckin people on this site READ, its hottest in the game, not most lyrical. Fuck. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • be0

    MTV usually always gets it wrong but dis list isnt dat bad it's just missing a few key placements and rappers. missing rappers: J.Cole(platinum selling single, gold-selling albulm) Placements:Drake should be #1,(platinum selling albulm, dominates the radio, 2 platinum selling songs in Im on One,even though it's Dj Khaled song Drake did the catchy hook and verse & The Motto)..While Ross is hot right now, he has no lyricism so he should be lower on the list becuz lyrcism was one of the factors these judges included..Other than dat, these r the hottest mainstream rappers of the past year

  • URALLSTUPID

    dear hip-hop headz/hipster/idiots/haters this list clearly states it is about the HOTTEST MC's IN THE GAME of 2011 till now..not the GREATEST EVER not the most lyrically skilled.this is all MAINSTREAM RAP! stop bringin up old niggaz who have not done anything in hip-hop recently but be lazy.which means shut up about Rakim or any MC from his era.stop bringin up niggaz that are NOT popular.

    • Ricky Rozay

      I cosign you my nigga. I'm tired of every fucking article these niggas bringin up these rappers who were lyrical 20 years ago but dont got no buzz now. Its hottest rappers right now and all you fuckin idiots who bring up guys like hopsin and elzhi word to yall the mainstream dont know about those niggas thats why they aint on the list. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TRUTH!

      LMAO!THIS NIGGA IS KEEPIN IT REAL! everyone be talkin bout "oh my list would have Slaughterhouse in it,blah blah blah"but they have not done shit but leak tracks here n there.

  • Kaz

    This may be the hottest mc's list but it's anything but. They really tryin to say Rick Ross had a better year than Jay-Z and Kanye with their WTT album everyone bought and listened to and their tour compared to MMG's album that was lackluster and the only good person was Wale. Really MTV? And how did he get over Drake when he sold more records with his 2 albums than Ross' 4 solo albums and he grossed more with his tours than he did. Lil Wayne did a mill in a week and he is number 5 and Ross is one. Don't get me wrong, C4 was a let down but it was better than anything Rick Ross can do. They even left off Lupe because contrary what you guys believe, Lasers was good and his Friend Of The People mixtape was nice. MGK had won MTVs breakthrough artist and he was supposed to have an automatic berth on the list but where he at. Finally, they have Meek Mill on the list at number seven over people that actually have good albums out. If they really want to go there, put Kendrick Lamar on the list over Meek Mill because his Section.80 was one of the greatest albums/ep of the year better than anything Meek Mill can come up with. Oh and if you have Meek Mill and Wiz Khalifa on their and no J. Cole who actually went gold and no doubt had a good album, you out yall damn mind. And no Eminem but Nicki Minaj!!!!! SMFH. The only good thing was they didn't snub my boy Big Sean. Get yall act together MTV!

  • bigo

    wow what an achievement for officer william roberts he probably used to dream about this day over donuts in the penitentiary staff room

  • Fuckin right!

    Coooooooooo fuckin siiiiign! ^^^^ Rap game is never ever ever coming back. Period. I'm on my country swag in 2012. They ain't never lying bout nuffin!

  • KingLio21093

    Possibly the wackest list I ever seen.

  • Joe

    Most of these are pop artists(yes, pop), especially Drake and Lil Wayne, they put shitty effects on their voices to sing pop.

  • row

    HOW IS JCOLE AND JEEZY NOT ON THIS LIST? TM103 IS THE ALBUM I HEAR PEOPLE BANGING THE MOST RIGHT NOW JEEZY PROVED OFFICER RICKY WRONG AND HE'S NOT EVEN ON THE LIST? mtv is bs

  • ON TOP OF DOLLAR BILLS

    ONLY NIGGA MISSING FROM THE LIST IS 2 CHAINZ

  • GLOCKWORK

    I don't know what the fuck Ross does behind the scenes in the industry...but he's got everyone on his dick. I don't see how someone so average could get features on everyone's songs, all this praise, I'm shaking my head. Drake should have taken this one; his shit went platinum and he's got 4 songs on the Hot 100...Ross got none.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Keep hating niggas and all you dumbasses who make lists with all these underground rappers, they may be lyrical but nobody gives a FUCK about them. This list is for the hottest rappers in the game meaning they got a buzz none of them niggas ain't hot. They shit don't sell mainstream don't play em. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ssk

    J cole and lupe fiasco should have made the list.....fuck u MTV

  • Northwest Boy

    LETS NOT FORGET THIS IS THE SAME GUY WHO STOLE ANOTHER MAN'S IDENTITY AND WAS A CO! DOES NOBODY REMEMBER THIS? Fuck the rap game! And why is this jew calling me a nigga ?

  • RA

    So... MMG, G.O.O.D., YMCMB, and Wiz Khalifa.... lol no surprise here @ all.. sound like and 8th graders favorite rapper list, w/ jay-z randomly on there lol

    • Anonymous

      rick ross is realy fat and will probally be dead soon so who cares

    • Anonymous

      as hard as it may seem to your dumbass not everyone knows who Kendrick Lamar is!!he is still comin up,they gave him a mention which means he still has to prove himself which means his buzz isnt big enough which means no he doesnt piss on anyone yet smart guy.he is barely mainstream by the way idiot.i said name the hottest in mainstream dumb ass

    • Anonymous

      kendrick lemar pisses all over that fat cunt officer ricky just to name 1 you idiot

    • Anonymous

      then who do you think was the hottest rapper in the game of 2011 till now in mainstream is. dont name any old ass niggaz that have done nothin like Rakim or some shit.

  • iamhiphop

    That's MTV for ya; they don't know hip-hop.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Niggas been hatin for a minute but I've been tellin all you on this site for the last year that Rozay was the hottest nigga in the game. He ethered 5.0 and you niggas still deny. Where Jeezy at huh? The Bawse hottest nigga in teh game and God Forgives I don't gonna be a classic. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Are mc's not rappers like: Biggie, Big L Big Pun, Rakim, Kool G rap I dont consider Ross or Lil Drake an mc. This means that hiphop is really dead and ruled by a bunch of money hungry faggot pop rappers.

    • Anonymous

      ATTENTION DUMB ASS NIGGAZ!: the list is about THE HOTTEST MC IN THE GAME!who was poppin this year in the MAINSTREAM!fuckin idiot hatin ass underground/"real" hip-hop heads up here talkin shit n namin niggaz that didnt do shit all year.yeah your favorite rappers are lyrical monsters n yada yada but THEY ARE LAZY.& LIKE I SAID THIS IS ABOUT MAINSTREAM RAPPERS!FUCK!!!

  • gsonii

    LMAO. They basically laughing at hip hop to put this joke at #1.

  • Anonymous

    1. Tech N9ne 2. B.o.B 3. Hopsin 4. Kid Cudi 5. Chamillionaire 6. 50 Cent 7. Kanye West 8. Kendrick Lamar 9. A$AP Rocky 10. Lupe Fiasco........2nd to last: Nicki Minaj. Dead last: Rick Ross

  • ANOTHER BULLSHIT LIST

    MTV makes a list that represents anyone who has sold the most, not who truly represents hip hop. Remember that MTV is a corporation primarily concerned with making money instead of supporting the culture.

  • raffael77

    The best mc on that list is Rakim and the rest is straight garbage. Sellout suckas! I think the best doesn't excist but these mc's are pure dope. Vast Aire (Cannibul Ox) Soul Khan (Brown Bag Allstars) Slug(Atmosphere) Myka9 (Freestyle Fellowship) Skech185 (new)(ATD & Skech185) K The I!!!! K-No Supreme (Frankensteez)

    • raffael77isdumb

      1.Rakim is NOT in the list.lmao.idk where he came from. 2.its not about the best its who was the hottest & had a good year in MAINSTREAM

  • dillandau

    fair enough, this is only a list of the most popular MC's. doesn't mean they are the best. K-Dot, Andre3000, T*U*A, Lupe, kanye, nas My List of actual dope MCs are

  • MR.305

    NAH FUCK THAT!!! HOW THE FUCK WAS PITBULL NOT ON THE LIST?!!! PLANET PIT WAS MOST LYRICAL ALBUM LAST YEAR!! FUCK MTV ALWAYS HATING ON REAL MCING.

  • Anonymous

    thats the wackest list ever!

  • samwise g

    its hilarious how terrible society is at having the right people doing the right jobs. everybody from this "brain trust" has a job of following hip hop and look at how lazy and predictable this list is. rick ross is literally a joke and they put him as number 1 haha. only guys that deserve to be on the list are kanye, big sean, and maybe wiz

  • Anonymous

    Well I am not at all dissapionted by the list, it clear says 'hottest mcs in the game' the main word being hottest. If it had said the most skilled mc or the most lyrical or the most creative etc I would have had my doubts. and if you care, by defination hottest 'Currently very popular or successful'.

  • FIshsticks

    AHahahahahahaha, damn that is the worst list I have ever laid eyes on. I DO NOT listen to any of those Pop artists on that list with the exception of an occasional Jigga song.

  • Anonymous

    This list is the shittest list out there period what the fuck drake, lil wayne and nicki minaj no lyrical ability and maybach music na man not done enough, slaughterhouse, kendrick lamar, j.cole, Big krit, common, game what about them

  • Rick Ross

    wait-- people listen to me?????

  • Anonymous

    LOL How? Talent? No.. Popularity? No... Record Sales? No.. In what way And Eminem isn't even in the top 10 (isn't mtv lists based off popularity/sales?) This is a joke come on... Best 5 MCs alive: Eminem Rakim NaS Jay-Z AZ Although the 5 who are at the top at the moment in terms of skills and quality of albums is a bit more difficult, but I'd probably put Tech N9ne, Pharoahe Monch maybe if he releases another album within the next year, and some others.

    • Anonymous

      ATTENTION DUMB ASS NIGGAZ!: the list is about THE HOTTEST MC IN THE GAME!who was poppin this year in the MAINSTREAM!fuckin idiot hatin ass underground/"real" hip-hop heads up here talkin shit n namin niggaz that didnt do shit all year.yeah your favorite rappers are lyrical monsters n yada yada but THEY ARE LAZY.& LIKE I SAID THIS IS ABOUT MAINSTREAM RAPPERS!FUCK

  • hyp-hop101

    1. Elzhi 2. Eminem 3. Nas 4. Crooked I 5. Joell Ortiz 6. Pharoahe Monch 7. LLoyd Banks 8. Skyzoo 9. Sean Price 10. Torae

  • 100

    ATTENTION DUMB ASS NIGGAZ!: the list is about THE HOTTEST MC IN THE GAME!who was poppin this year in the MAINSTREAM!fuckin idiot hatin ass underground/"real" hip-hop heads up here talkin shit n namin niggaz that didnt do shit all year.yeah your favorite rappers are lyrical monsters n yada yada but THEY ARE LAZY.& LIKE I SAID THIS IS ABOUT MAINSTREAM RAPPERS!FUCK!

    • um

      yeah i agree.Fishsticks is trippin.im not a fan of really any of the people on this list except Jay & Kanye.but those ARE rappers.pop is what the "NO" dude said

    • NO

      MJ is pop dude. WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH NIGGAZ CALLIN EVERYTHING MAINSTREAM "POP".NIGGA POP IS MJ,KESHA & LADY GAGA.

    • Fishsticks

      I think you mean Pop Music artists. I would not call any of them even Rappers.

  • Anonymous

    Young Money/ Maybach!!!

  • Swordz

    trade Wiz for Currency

  • Anonymous

    Shout out to MMG and Ymcmb they Run this bitch. Here is the real list. 1. Rick Ross 2. Lil Wayne 3. Meek Mill 4. Wale

  • Lilworm

    as soon as i read the title, i was like "uh oh here comes the haters", but grats rick ross, this is more promotion for his album and mmg. and to yall retards...its "HOTTEST MC", meaning the people whos constantly pushing and gets radio play etc... my nigga eminem not on here but lets be honest, he didn't do much in 2011 except bad meets evil, which had one successful single.

    • Anonymous

      i dont get it..so the guy above me is mad that teenage girls & homosexuals like to listen to music.whats that niggaz deal?

    • Anonymous

      "Hottest MC" translates into Best Pop Artist. Pop artist make music for teenage girls & flaming homosexuals, just stating facts.

  • Anonymous

    It's an mtv list don't take it so serious. Only one on their that deserves a spot on there is jay.

  • arun

    c'mon. tell me Watch the Throne isnt as good as Tha Carter IV or Pink Friday. Both those albums were mediocre. WTT isnt a 'classic' by any means, but seriously, i dont know how they've put Wayne above Jay. Or even how they put wayne above Nicki. Nicki's a rising star i suppose, with the whole Madonna shit (y'know, the song with the most embarrassing video in the world)and her general rise in public profile. Wayne hasnt done anything, except be associated with 'World's-Most-Easily-Forgiven-Wife-Beater-in-the-world=who-also-manages-to-make-out-like-he's-the-victim'

  • Anonymous

    Eminem didn't make the list again ? U want to tell me Wiz, Big Sean, Wale, Meek, Nicki Minaj all had a better year than Eminem ? #smh

  • Trunkz

    Trololololololololol. Can't wait for Ricky's new album "Fatburger tastes great, Subway Don't"

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHA....what a joke

  • richryne

    shit if ross stays on top of the "game" i might fuck around n sign w maybach music, nahhh fuck these rappers

  • Anonymous

    The Rick Ross is the best joke is getting old. Can we stop pretending to like him now?

  • Anonymous

    wtf no jeezy????!!!!! big sean??? this list all fuked up whoever made this list needs to get shot in the head and fuckin wiz khalifa....im done -___-

    • your not very smart

      1.Freddie Gibbs>Jeezy & CTE 2.Big Sean is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY hotter than Jeezy nigga. 3.if you watched the shit they clearly show the people that made the list.lmao

  • Come On Son...

    this looks like the cast to Shawt Bus Shawty reloaded... Reloaded...

  • Anonymous

    NOTICE THREE OF THE TOP TEN ARE ON MMG THEY RUNNIN THE RAP GAME RIGHT NOW AND THIS YEAR WILL BE EVEN STRONGER HATE IT OR LOVE ITOH AND PS WHERE IS 50? ROSS FINISHED THAT CLOWN FO REAL

    • Anonymous

      You Rick Ross & 50 fans are both clowns. The only people out there stressing over another man's competition. Now I'll be ignoring your reply and listening to KRino. Peace.

  • Anonymous

    naah more like big sean,immortal technique,eminem,wacka flocka flame,meek mill and kanye

  • BWS

    Here's da real list yall ever wanted 1. Justin Bieber (who shot ya freestyle madddd bruh) 2. SouljaBoy (Crank That is best song ever) 3. Menace (BWS 4eva) 4.Lil B (white flame mixtape crazyyyyyy shit) 5. Waka Flocka Flame ( crunky style kill this rap shit) 6. Birdman ( I love he sayin "belee dat") 7. Defari ( Handle your Business wit Xzibit fireee) 8. King T ( No doubt. IT'S DA KING) 9. Mavado (he was hot on Welcome to my hood) 10. Spacejamgardenz (watch him on McRibs Back mv. HE BETTA THAN DRAKE EVEN IF HE LOOKS LIKE DRAKE)

  • YouSerious?

    Since when does the quality of a RAPPER go off of his beat selection? Nas had one of the worst ears for beats but everybody knows he's a dope Emcee. Rapping has nothing to do with selecting a beat, it has to do with how you can rock over any beat.

  • Come On Son...

    Come On Son... these are rappers not rappers. I get the whole "hottest" thing. It's about popularity.

  • Anonymous

    Mtv runs the game? Stupid ass , fat fucker. Buhahaha!

  • YouSerious?

    Watching that round table debate hip-hop and actually argue "who has better lyrics: Rick Ross or Drake" is just fucking hilarious to see and its great that these people think their intelligent but really they got the Hip-Hop IQ of the typical dumbfuck 15 year old.

  • jdkalf;d

    MTV is so wack and so is their list. They dont know hip-hop and they dont know what the fuck theyre talking about.

  • Dice Roll

    So Ricky got the number one spot for his work: "StayWack Music: Bitch Made Vol 1" and mixtape "Fat Forever" and upcoming album "Donuts Are Glazed,Fries Aren't".....wow.....Only songs I've heard him on last year were: "McRibs Back","Whopper In The Car",and "Jelly Creamin"....SMH

  • DutchWeazel

    Ross: ''MTV they run the game'' Me: ''What, bubblegum & dramaqueen bullshit?'' smh

  • Psycho Maestro

    Heres the real list. MY list of who the BEST MC's are right now who are doing big things right now. 1.Tech n9ne 2.Eminem 3.Royce Da 5'9 4.Crooked I 5.Pharoahe Monch 6.Joe Budden 7.Nas 8.Joell Ortiz 9.Lupe Fiasco 10.Yelawolf

  • SWAG SWAG

    Where Birdman?, Lil B, SOulja Boy, Jadakiss, Lil Flip, Lil Scrappy, Sean Paul, Paul Wall, Bubba Sparkxx, D4L , B2K where they at ???

  • wow

    Busta Rhymes>Nicki Minaj

  • 4real

    nicki shoulda bin number 10. 1. Rick Ross 2. Drake 3. Kanye West 4. Tech N9ne/A$AP Rocky/MGK/Common/J.Cole/ANYBODY ELSE THAT WAS ACTUALLY POPPIN THIS YEAR! 5. Lil Wayne 6. Jay-Z 7. Meek Mill 8. Big Sean 9. Wiz Khalifa 10. Wale

  • -__-

    nicki really isn't even hott anymore.Tyga is hotter rite now real talk.

  • Anonymous

    do you guys not understand the term "HOTTEST" ? an irrelevant rapper who has a small following cannot be the "HOTTEST" mc. get real you weirdos.

  • Anonymous

    WATCH THE REAL NIGGAS CELEBRATE.

  • negatic

    Seriously if it was up to mtv i'd stop listening to hiphop, just take a fucking look at the list. rick ross = a fat poser who's too heavy to get up on his feet in his music videos drake = donkey looking homo who thinks can rap lil wayne = lil uglyass midget with 14 y.o. white fans wiz khalifa = another overrated mainstream artist meek mill = one of the most annoying sound rappers i've ever listened to MTV lists doesn't mean shit yall

    • The Future

      I'll help you: Wiz Khalifa- A tatted up Jar Jar binks. Who makes music for lil suburban kids. Big Sean-A guy who can rap, but can't make G.O.O.D music (irony) Meek Mill-Young dude who fronts like he a "Boss" by yelling. Lil Wayne-Blood/Skater/Rocker/guitarist. The second fakest rapper in the game, with an identity crisis.

  • Anonymous

    wtf they coulda replaced Nicki with fuckin French,MGK,j.cole,Tech N9ne,tyler or Asap Rocky.those artists are 10x hotter rite now than nicki.dont give a fuck about what awards she been winning that had to be rigged because nobody bumps nicki all like that.STUPID HOE is the most annoying song ever

    • dontevenlikeFRENCHMONTANA

      lmao.that is not that persons fault that French keeps gettin brought up dude you trippin hahaha. by the way:FRENCH MONTANA BEING BROUGHT UP ON A TOPIC LIKE THIS PROVES THAT HE IS HOTT DUMMY.lol

    • Anonymous

      once in this POST. several times in this THREAD as I had indicated earlier, you dumb French Montana listening dickhead

    • Anonymous

      nigga French is hot rite now whether you like him or not.i dont fuck wit french i think he wack...but he IS hot rite now

    • Anonymous

      nigga he/she mentioned French Montana 1 time, do you have a fully functioning brain????!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Why does French Montana keep getting mentioned in this thread? Do you not have a fully functioning brain?

  • Asassinss

    The worst list ever see, MTV is bullshit, this list is garbage, rick ross hottest MC? fuck that...

  • Anonymous

    NICKI WAS NOT EVEN HOTTT THIS YEAR!!!!!FUCK!

  • Ndu Gumede

    This is obviously based on commercial artists who earn for TV station like MTV so it may not be a true representation of the hottest MC's in the game. The streets knows exactly who the hottest MCs are so relax peeps.

  • j.johnson

    Why are yall so mad? this list is relatively true. Rick Ross is the hottest out right now. THis list doesnt not say who is the best rapper. It says the hottest. Im not a big Ross fan but you cant deny he has "it" right now. "It" wont last too much longer because a lot of his material sounds the same but in the mean time he has it.

  • mgruppe.com

    Why do some people try to look thru the "hip-hop-perspective"? Its about entertainment. Nobody wants to see Rick Ross battle Eminem. Why? Because even if Em smokes Ross on the mic, the fat bastard would still be succesfull selling stuff to his clientel. "MCs" dont exist no more, if 20 motherfuckers fight over one mic.

  • Max

    so the new Bad Boy, Rocafella, and Terror Squad: MMG, GOOD Music, and YMCMB.... God help us....

  • Anonymous

    @Anonymous I know MTV says hot mc but you're talking straight garbage to because i didn't see any hiphop on MTV for the last decade son. I know dope mc's or ill mc's but i don't know any hot mc's. Don't you get it. It's all lies.

  • biggie

    thanks for carrying the legacy! Ross!

  • HAHAHA

    Bahaha MTV got jokes now, this one made me laugh so much...Rick Ross as in Correctional officer Ross is hottest "MC" FUNNY. This is a joke right?...

  • rick ross

    i got a whooper in the car! rawse! "I agree rick ross is the hottest out right now!

  • jdot

    nas az talib kweli stles p reks

  • Anonymous

    Here is MTV's List On The Wackest MC of 2012: 1. Rick Ross 2. Drake 3. Kanye West 4. Nicki Minaj 5. Lil Wayne 6. Jay-Z 7. Meek Mill 8. Big Sean 9. Wiz Khalifa 10. Wale I think thats what MTV really meant to say.

  • Anonymous

    rick ross is the hottest mc right now period! he is all over the radio...the public has spoken! his beat selection and albums are all classics! mbmg ran the game this yr and none of you so-caled reall hiphop heads can deny that! #boss

  • jr88

    dude has a million features ...he cant stand alone...they should just put dj khaled at number 1...smh

  • real

    since when does mtv know anything about music? stick to your lame ass shows. Jay Kanye and Wayne deserve to be on that list the rest are gaarbage MC wise.

  • Slick

    fake or not nikki got the best tits in the game but how the fuck did she top jay-z