Will MTV Crown Lil’ Wayne The Hottest MC…Again?

 I knew this was coming. My dude over at MTV Rahman Dukes told me they were prepping the second installment of “The Hottest MC In The Game” a while back.The show is scheduled to premiere on MTV this coming Friday (May 16). Upon learning about it, I immediately turned around and tried to get J-Rod, formerly of the MTV NEWS Brain Trust, to spill the beans. No luck! I then hit my longtime debate sparring partner, Cash over at SOHH, and aimed him a link to the show’s trailer. We went right at it. Should Soulja Boy and T.I. be on the list? Are Young Jeezy and The Game hot right now? And who’s hotter: Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West or 50 Cent?I’m sure news about the show premiering is already sparking debates. But I usually encounter the same problems when discussing those lists. Folks are unreasonably bias and always disregard the guidelines. Nas is my favorite emcee of all-time, but I agreed when MTV left him off last year’s list. He wasn’t hot at the time. By the way, MTV never claimed to be crowning the nicest or most skilled emcee, but the game’s hottest. Hot is talked about, sought after, influential, productive, successful, etc, etc. It has jack to do with skills. Technically, you can be the most dumpster ass rapper, but still be hot.That being said, Soulja Boy better make the list. Sure, the kid’s buzz is fading, but he’s made undeniable noise from July 2007 through March 2008, MTV’s time frame for compiling the list. He can’t rap. But the kid is hot. Ask your little sister.I’m sure folks will lose their minds if Wayne reclaims his throne, but it’s quite possible. The thing is Wayne was the hottest right around last July, but then Kanye nearly sold a freakin’ million records. Let’s not forget Fif. Dude’s been killing the mixtapes as of late and he’s generating crazy buzz with ThisIs50.com. For my money, Wayne, Kanye and Fif should be in the top 3. I just hope they don’t put DJ Khaled on the list. Here’s who I think MTV might have on their list.1- Lil’ Wayne2- 50 Cent3- Kanye West4- Jay-Z5- Rick Ross6- Soulja Boy7-Lupe Fiasco8- Snoop Dogg9- T. I.10- Young JeezyAgain, I wish I could put Nas on there, but his whole Nigger buzz doesn’t seem to be working all that well. What do you guys think? Who is on your personal list? Who do you think MTV will have on their list? Speak on it.

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  • yaboy

    JOE BUDDEN = best out

  • gooch

    notice the absence of all the non-Kanye hipster rappers from the forthcoming list…..

    • Detroit P

      uh huh….Whats your point?

  • http://music.blackplanet.com/donvinchi/ Don Vinchi

    I Think this years chap should put the swagger in to this movement, I’m an Artist myself not too many people think of this game as an art.

  • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

    Shiiit, I’d put Andre 3000 on there just for the 2-3 verses he dropped in the last 6-8 months. Common could be up there too.

  • What’z Crackin

    Where the fuck is Chuck Taylor on your list!?!

  • Champlain

    Pretty much agree with your list…good stuff

  • http://myspace.com/yeahirap myspace.com/yeahirap

    I aint watch that bullshit last year,and I won’t again this year

  • gkid12345

    I bet they’ll either not put fifty on this list or put him lower because mtv be hatin even tho 50 still the best in the game

  • master cheef

    if 50 dont get it, i’m done with mtv.
    g-unit has been straight killing shit. even yayo is bringing some heat, but banks and 50 have just been murking shit left and right. that mechanic song was off the chain.

  • Pierzy

    The problem with being 28 is that I can remember MTV when it was great and played videos and didn’t have any “reality” shows. I’m officially old, I guess.

  • Aem

    They’ll probably pick Plies to be number one.

  • ceedat

    As far as hotness…We Want Weezy! but he won’t get it. It’ll br Fif cause they scared followed by Ye and Wayne. Then The Game


    Okay I know 3 people for sure belong on the List, Lil Wanker(Best Faggot Alive!), Fishy Scent( Best Comedian in Rap) and Kanye(damn homie them new shades and kicks are HOT!), everybody else can be moved the fuck around. I say if Lupe Fiasco name doesn’t appear on the List then we all know it will be because New Yorkers are some spiteful wankers, since he is The Best Lyricist Alive. Period.

  • Ali

    yeah they will cuz it’s a retarded countdown…..I also predict Jim Jones, Fat Joe, Birdman, Rick Ross, & Akon/T-Pain to be on there too….thats how dumb the countdown is

  • paychexx

    crooked i
    joell ortiz
    killa kyleon
    jay-z(dont care how old he is, nigga is nice)
    saigon(man just go independent)
    nino bless(heard a couple times, like what i hear)
    game(pain song is nice,plus that 911 is a joke)
    ice cube
    dre 3000
    man i could go on forever…
    killer mike
    that all for now, oh nas

  • http://incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    The nigger buzz would be working better if people actually believed that the album would ever come out (which i still doubt) I expect Wayne to be 1 again but don’t know if 50 is top 3. Soulja Boy should be there, but in the 8-10 area. Rick Ross shouldn’t be there, but dude sells records somehow so I could be wrong. Kayne gota be top 3. Jeezy is sorta hot since he got the Usher joint, but I don’t know. Game is luke warm, he aint been on mixtapes that much and “Big Dreams” and Pain (as hot as they are) don’t seem to be picking up steam, he’s still my fave rapper for the time being so I would still try to sneak him in there. Lupe should get a shoutout, but late on the list. And as disappointing as Snoop’s sales were, he’s still pretty much on big things.

    The truth is, there isn’t even ten “hot” (as in popular) rappers I can name. Hip hop itself aint even all that “hot” right now.

  • Yaw

    Soulja Boy
    Lil Wayne
    Kanye West
    The Game
    50 Cent
    Snoop Dogg
    Young Jeezy/Rick Ross

    That’s my list in no particular order, and MTV better agree with me… Lol

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Fuck MTV and their corporate bullshit gossipy ass list. I don’t give a flyin fuck if you’re hot in the eyes of the deaf, dumb, and blind but do you really have talent? Illiterate ass rappers.

  • C-walk

    Here’s my list. Going by Jackpot’s criteria (i.e. who’s “hot”) and not on personal favourites.

    1. Kanye West
    2. Lil Wayne
    3. 50 Cent
    4. Snoop Dogg
    5. Jay-Z
    6. Common
    7. Rick Ross
    8. Lupe Fiasco
    9. Young Jeezy
    10. T.I.

    Honorable mention to Chamillionaire. I stay optimistic that he will one day be at the top of this, and every other, hip-hop greatness list.

    Ultimate Victory – If you haven’t heard it, go get it. A real copy. Chamillitary Mayne

  • LUDA

    How come none of you niggaz pickin luda for tops ?! that dude is fire and hes consistently droped hottness…n u kno dis..

  • A.G

    personally the god m.c. hov is the g.o.a.t in my opinion but this list isnt based on who’s the “greatest of all time” it’s based on who’s the hottest for the time being. and as he stated in the article, you dont have to be necessarily gifted lyrically or have the deepest subject matter at all. why do you think acts like shawty lo, rocko, or soulja boy (for example) been able to catch their hot streaks. I mean M.C. Hammer and Vanilla ice were consider “HOT” at one point. True you have your joe buddens or other cats that can actually spit but if you aren’t gimmicky or cranking out hits or controversial, you’re not benefiting the machine known as the industry there for you’re not considered “HOT”

  • JDizzel3000

    2.Weezy F
    7.Ross Da Boss
    8.SN Double O P
    9.Chuck Taylor

    Now this is a real mans man’s list..lol yall niggas can put soulja boy on yalls list if you want to but im sorry i just couldnt play myself like that….not hatin on the kid i mean get ya money brotha but now puttin him anywhere in the vicinity of the word mc is down right blasphamos…imo…whunhunid!!!


    Since when has MTV had any relevance in what was hot in music? Oh yeah — 10 years ago…..

  • C.Jay From Tha Boot 318 Reppa

    Well Weezy Is Goin’ To Be N Tha Topz Wit Out Questionz… Young Geezy In Tha Topz… Busta Rhymez… Lupe… If Bun B Ain’t N Tha Topz Somthin’ Is Wrong… Webbie… Or Boosie… Kanye… If B.G. Cam Out Wit A Video Fo iHustle He Would Be N There Cuz Datz A Hit… I Think Its Goin’ To Be A South Take Ova Cuz Ain’t Nobody N Tha Nawf States Doin’ It Like Da South Rite Na Besidz Busta Cuz He Alwayz On His… Mane If Foxx Was Nation Wide Wit This Song… He Would Be Tha Shit Cuz He Is N Louisiana…

  • EReal

    Fuck MTV they should call it the Top Rappers to never listen to list.

    Rappers that are hot in the game on their mixtape grind that wont get attention.

    1. Crooked I (HipHop Weekly – Come on!!! 52 Straight!!)
    2. Sean Price (The Nicest Nigga in Brownsville)
    3. Termanology (Dj Premier is the MAN)
    4. Skyzoo(Corner Store Classic, is classic)
    5. Joell Ortiz (Buzz is dyin down tho, needs to put some new material out)
    6. Glasses Malone (Electric Chair Mixtape / Ceritfied Video)
    7. Bishop Lamont (Many Dope Mixtapes with DJ Skee, peep DubCnn)
    8. Strong Arm Steady / Blacksmith Movement (Killin It!)
    9. Swollen Members (Always grindin)
    10. La Coka Nostra / Ill Bill / Circle Of Tyrants (Mad Music Out / Colabs & Projects)

  • gkid12345

    I really hope Prodigy makes that list. Hnic 2 is so fken hot. 50 better make that list and be in the top 3 at least