Kendrick Lamar Says MTV’s Hottest MCs List Is “Important for Hip-Hop”

Later tonight at 10 p.m. EST, the top two spots on MTV’s Hottest MCs list will be revealed. Everyone from Danny Brown to Kanye West has spoken about the list’s merit. Whether you agree or disagree, this year’s inductees have been widely discussed  across rap bloggers,  music journalists, and more.

During an interview with Rap-Up, it was Kendrick Lamar’s turn to put in his two cents on the hip-hop power ranking. He noted that its competitive nature is a good thing for the culture.

“It is very important for hip-hop,” he said. “I love it. I love that they have debates like that. We need that. It is competitive.”

He also agrees that Kanye should be higher on the list, but admitted he wasn’t exactly sure what the guidelines are. Here’s the list of MCs that have locked down spots so far.

10. Meek Mill
9. Future
8. A$AP Rocky
7. Kanye West
6. Big Sean
5. Drake
4. Nas
3. Rick Ross

Who do you think should take the final two spots? Kendrick, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne all have strong chances. Let us know in the comments below.

[via Rap-Up]

UPDATE: 2 Chainz and Kendrick take the No. 2 and No.1 spot respectively.

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  • Pusha T

    dont forget about me

  • phuckyourethnicity

    kendrick and 2 chainz… 1 and 2

  • $@!

    Eminem should always be number 1….. when his name is on anything it will sell

  • Kyle

    The people on the list make it so obvious that this list actually means absolutely fucking nothing. Thank you for your time.

  • $@!

    but since we are going by who’s hottest, it will be Kendrick and I’m not mad about that

  • cliff

    weres wiz!?

  • dan

    what i dont get is the fact that mtv put nas on number 4, number 4? seriously? the legendary nas at number 4? i know everyone is entitles to their opinion but did mtv LOST their mind! thats like putting beetles at number 12 instead of 1.

    • kadir

      this isnt a greatest of all time list, this is just whos making the most noise at this time in hip hop, nas i wouldve put on 3 or 4, life is good was a great album

  • 116Burkett

    I’m still trying to figure out why they got Nas at number 4. They better not have 2 Chainz at number 1.

  • niggawithacranium

    get lil wayne the fuck out of here
    people stupid as fuck. he has’nt done shit but pose as a skater and make money from brainless twats that jerkoff to his music.

  • Josh Kriese

    Hip Hop is DEAD

  • Matt Flash Maxey

    I think it should be Kendrick at number 1, but I’m curious to see! Eric Diep, you’ve been doing great work with your blogs, I was wondering if I could present a topic to you that may be pretty cool. I’m deaf but I do songs in sign language, but instead of all the pop and happy-go-lucky music, I do real hip hop! I’ve done Bitch, don’t kill my vibe, Started From The Bottom, Story To Tell by Translee, and I’m getting ready to finish Peso by ASAP this weekend. I can be found on youtube at mattmaxey770 and emailed at, and trust me, just give it a chance, the most common response is “I’ve never seen no stuff like this before, but this is DOPE!”

  • suckmyfatcock

    all of these mainstream faggots Rap condoms onto dildos