There has been some controversy surrounding the latest MTV list of “Hottest MCs in the Game.” A$AP Rocky is not pleased with the list and says he should be ranked at the top. The list had him at number eight but he firmly believes he should be at number one and he hit up the LA Leakers to explain his take on the matter.
“All my videos are shitting on any Hip Hop video out there. Let’s be honest. The reason why everybody is wearing gold again is because of your boy. Everybody’s wearing diamonds. I’m the one who made the John Lennon shades with the glasses—everybody wearing it now, you see what’s going on now. Come on, who brought gold teeth back? Let’s be honest…Honestly, I brought it back in a dramatic way. I made braids hot. Let’s get off trends.”
“I’m the first artist who grew enough balls to say, ‘I listen to Geto Boys, Three 6 Mafia, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, N.W.A. and Wu-Tang at the same damn time, and what?’ And I’m influenced by all of them…But moving aside from the fact that I broke boundaries with not only that, but what other rapper is on the cover of Vogue?”
“Forget trends, let’s get off trends. Lets get back to the music. Who brought double time back? Who was rapping like Bone? Nobody. Who brought that flow out? I don’t even use it no more. Everybody using this. Everybody rapping like that now.
“It’s frustrating when I’m number eight. Don’t put me at all. I need to be number one.”
He also acknowledged that his father died and that he has not had time to mourn his death because of his work schedule. Rocky isn’t the only one upset with the list. Kanye West also had some words about it.