J. Cole On MTV's "Hottest MC's In The Game" List: "I Don't Really Give A Fuck"

J. Cole shares his thoughts on MTV's "Hottest MC's In The Game" list while speaking with DJ Drama.

Although Carolina rapper J. Cole remained heavily sarcastic while speaking on MTV’s "Hottest MC’s In The Game" list, a list he was noticeably absent from, Cole seemed relatively unconcerned with MTV’s annual rapper index during an interview with DJ Drama.

“Somebody’s gonna die. I don’t know, but I don’t really give a fuck. It is what it is. Think about it, from what they say, it’s the past year, I’ve had a quiet year,” Cole joked, according to Rap-Up.com.

The Dreamville representer then went on to speak on two artists who did manage to make the cut on MTV’s list, Kanye West and Future. He explained that musically both West and Future are so far apart they have no need to interrupt one another’s lives.

“Future doesn’t even give a fuck about Kanye,” said Cole. “They don’t even interrupt each other’s lives and they’re not competing on the same level.”

J. Cole joins a growing number of artists, including Kanye West and A$AP Rocky, who have expressed their distaste for MTV’s list.

RELATED: J. Cole Recalls Losing "Stay" To Nas, "Tears Of Joy" To Rick Ross


  • Anonymous

    No one gives a fuck about MTVs opinion on music or Hip Hop for that matter. They dont rep the culture and dont rep the music culture so they can fuck off.

  • Selena's Ghost

    He wouldn't be saying that shit if he was even on the list.



  • Anonymous

    Ja Rule hates two things in this life: Slow service at Denny's, & bitch ass rappers who whine about being left off lists.

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  • Anonymous

    ja rule could fuck your mothers mother

  • Anonymous

    this list is bs cause ja rule aint on it, he would slay your favorite rapper with the shiv.. ITS MURDAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dtfugyhujhkm

    miss info wants too kno where camron is lol but on missinfo.tv their on her page their best freinds lmaoooo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HER1xOF3is/// weirdddd

  • Optimus Rhyme

    These journalists/websites are just dumb. Why even bring up the hot list to Cole when he didn't do anything last year. The list is dumb anyway and doesn't mean jack. Maybe 10% of the artists that end up on that list every year have actual talent.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you J. Cole. That list is complete shit. Are you kiddin me Future and Rick Ross? No Yelawolf or J. Cole? Lol Kay.

    • Hip Hop Historian

      the only way an "MC" is "hotter" than his peers in the Game (Hip Hop) is if he can "spit" better than his peers so lets be honest half that list cant spit for shit!

    • Anonymous

      how is future hotter aint nobody buying that shit i mean is he even a rapper

    • Anonymous

      future and rick ross are "hotter" than yelawolf and j cole. its not whos the best.

  • Blocka

    Why do I keep hearing this joey badass talk? He has a washed up sound with no type of flow just talk.. he's only 18 let him grow stp dick ridin cus he's from brooklyn!

  • Anonymous

    What the hell? Who's gonna die?

    • ...

      I mean come on! I know its sometimes hard to read sarcasm but it says "Although Carolina rapper J. Cole remained heavily sarcastic while speaking on MTVs "Hottest MCs In The Game" list"

  • Brandon

    N8ggas love to hate on Rick Ross. Rozay damn near kill every verse he on. Stop hating. This dude perfected his flow where many can't. So get out here with that. Ross get better. How many artist can you say get better with time???

    • Anonymous

      "And he doesn't kill any verses. No rewind factor, no quoteables" I really don't like Rick Ross but his verse on Devil in a New Dress was DOPE!

    • Optimus Rhyme

      Rick Ross hasn't perfected shit. If he perfected his flow there would be no need to change the beat for his verse on that Hit-Boy Cypher joint and other posse cuts he's appeared on. And he's not getting better with time. The mixtape he dropped after GFID is trash. GFID is not better than Teflon Don, Teflon Don is not better than Deeper than Rap. And he doesn't kill any verses. No rewind factor, no quoteables, just the same old recycled shit, same delivery. He's an older artist that couldn't excel in the early 2000's, but now is excelling in possibly the weakest era of rap ever. Dude is definition of overrated.

    • Anonymous

      Fake n#ggas love Rick Ross.

    • Anonymous

      how hard is it to get better over time when you start out as complete garbage?

    • ...

      Lots... Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Asher Roth, Big K.R.I.T., Black Milk, Childish Gambino, Drake, J. Cole, Macklemore, Miguel, 2Pac, Plan B, Danny Brown, Skyzoo, etc. etc. hell even crap ones get better 2 Chainz, Big Sean, etc. etc.

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  • Eye Control

    Look I used to like J Cole back when he made that Nightlights mixtape, but his Cold World album didn't move units because it was an R&B album. I'm not hating, it's just facts. He got buzz off Drake's single In The Morning and tries to act like he came up on his own. J Cole can't get enough fans to blow up and workout his own tour, that's why he only tours when Drake headlines, lord knows he needs more practice. J Cole is not qualified to put New York on his back like Joey Bada$$ is. I wish the best for J Cole, but he did not deserve a spot on MTV's list.

    • The Truth

      @ray ron - It's because HipHopDX is full of fucking idiots that keep feeding the same dumbass trolls like Eye Control (aka "I Can Troll"), Yessir, dentaldamboy, So Icy Boi!, and a few other lifeless clones. It's ridiculous to see the amount of replies that these trolls receive from most of you dumbasses.

    • ray ron

      how do you not see that eye control is trolling?

    • Anonymous

      Cole is from North Carolina.


      Where are you getting your info from fam? J Cole is signed to Roc Nation purely off of the interest he created on his own and as far as bring NY back he is from North Carolina not NY! LOL Cole is talented and I disagree with it being an R&B album but it could have been better production wise in my opinion.

    • o2thec

      Cole did tour on his own back in 2011. Not sure if it was a world tour but he went all over the place. I saw him here in the UK and it was awesome! 100% killed it.

    • Anonymous

      Get ur facts right Cole World went gold dumbass in a recession

    • Anonymous

      "I'm not hating, it's just facts." LMAO, I think you need to look up the definition of "facts".

    • Anonymous

      back to your old tricks, i see

  • Anonymous

    the only 2 that deserved it were NAS and KENDRICK LAMAR.

  • Anonymous

    hopefully all these artists dissing will give MTV a reason to actually judge that list on bars instead of how many people mention you on twitter.

  • Anonymous

    it was a wack ass list asap rocky meek mill future fuck outta here with them sorry ass faggets. big krit zro nas and game the only niggas the world need to hear other rappers jus eat shit

  • Anonymous

    J. Hole just a bitter nigga cause he ain't first

    • GTFOMoron

      Right..because that's really important to artists, being called #1 on a list by a network running shows like "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom."

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  • ppl 4get

    J Cole is mediocre....I doubt we'll ever see him on the list again. People were only into him because there weren't any good rappers out and standards for new rappers were really low, when he dropped. He was the best of the worst, so he got praised. Kendrick is slightly better, so he gets the praise for now....Until someone better then him comes and makes fans realize again, that there are better rappers out there.

    • .....

      "GKMC is a classic and only one in the hiphop genre to be released since 2010." And I'll be pointing out the idiocy in your post as well. First of all, take Kdot's Lipton balls outta your mouth and quit putting him on some untouchable pedestal. Secondly, please come to realization that there were plenty of great, recent albums by other artists that are just as good, if not better, than GKMC. For example, did you just forget about Nas's "Life Is Good"? There are other great albums that have been getting released since 2010. However, you will not hear them getting promoted on your local radio. The main reason why Kendrick is where he is now is due to Dr. Dre, Interscope record label promotion, stanbase (including hip hop blogs), his West Coast background, and his talent/personality to back him up. I personally believe that if Kendrick was from NY, he'd still be underground due to the intense competition with other undiscovered talents and population whereas in the West Coast, it's a different climate. The West Coast is mostly achieving underground status right now. Dr. Dre, while established, is not as active as he used to be. Tupac and Eazy-E have died. NWA members like Ice Cube are doing other things. Snoop Doog became Snoop Lion and fell off a long time ago. The Game fell off after his debut album and G-Unit beef. Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hustle, Odd Future, Pac Div, and the rest are underground and not as widely marketable. Thus, everyone looked at Kendrick Lamar as "West Coast's Savior" and "Hip Hop's Savior" just because he was able to stand out from the new wave of Cali rappers, and the fact that the rap game has been shit for the past few years.

    • mmm

      fuck that shit kendrick is on another level. GKMC is a classic and only one in the hiphop genre to be released since 2010. Kendrick has longevity, and i believe Born Sinner will tell us if cole has it to. Stupid ignorant motherfucker. I aint even butt hurt. Just pointing out the idiocy involved with this post.

    • JRich

      Ya momma needs to slap you

  • tyftyuguihui

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpYRkKkdsjk sumthing weird about this exerist spic

  • Yung

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvRwT4WbP_Q. I bet

  • pedmont grassieee

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZaLxkZFbSo ask the jewish wigger that says hes a spic why is he moving his fat wigger belly like that lmaoooooo

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  • Anonymous

    what does he mean by "Somebody's gonna die."?? is he referring to rick ross upcoming heart attack and or seizures?

  • ....

    Don't really get the context of the Future/Kanye quote. I hate Future, but I'm pretty sure he does give a fuck about Kanye, since he said that they've worked together a few times. Never the less, the list was a joke, Future shouldn't have been on it, Kanye and A$AP should have been higher, Pusha T should have been on it, Rick Ross should have been lower, and 2 Chains should have been 10 or not on it at all.

    • PB&J

      Ahahaha, roasted.

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    • ^^^anon

      Easily answered. You. Either you were trying to look cool on this site or trying to talk shit to what you think is a "kid", but either way it didn't work. You were proven wrong, and now you're going to predictably act like you weren't trying to be a douchebag.

    • Anonymous

      who was acting like a badass though?

    • ^^^anon

      Since you can't link shit here without getting your comment, I'll make it easy for you, you fucking moron. Type "Kanye West future working together" in on Google. The first link is from Complex.com, it's a video, the title is "Future Reveals Working On 8 Songs With Kanye West". There's also a pic of them in the studio, from last year. So before you act like some kind of badass, you should get your facts straight. Fucking dumbass, acting like he has a point, when he doesn't. Ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      Show me even one example of them working together. Lol how do you kids make up facts? No citations or anything. Ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    if he was number in the top 3 he would care

    • Cudder

      well no shit but the fact of the matter is he barely dropped anything in 2012, so he shouldn't care. that's his whole point.

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