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

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

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

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

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

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

2 Chainz

50 Cent

Big Sean





French Montana



Jim Jones

Kanye West

Lil Wayne

Lloyd Banks


Meek Mill


Nicki Minaj

Red Café

Rick Ross



Wiz Khalifa


Young Jeezy

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