The 11th Hottest Rapper in the Game

I believe most of you will agree that MTV’s 2009 Hottest MCs in the Game list was more illegitimate than Diddy’s lyrics. (Hey, he said it himself: “I don’t write rhymes, I write checks”).

While there’s debate about positioning (Fabolous over 50 Cent, Raekwon, Gucci Mane over Jeezy) and who didn’t even make the cut (Eminem, T.I., etc.) I think there’s an even bigger problem—they forgot the 11th hottest MC in the game.

I know 10 is a nice round number but it’s not every day that such a talented artist like this comes along. So I feel they should’ve made an exception. I mean, this kid meets almost all the criteria the MTV brain trust used to make their precious list. Lyrics, flow, impact, buzz, sales and the all important intangibles, my man got it all in the bag.

Who am I giving all this praise to? None other than Bangs the Great. No, not Cam’ron’s Cousin Bang or Juve the Great, but international Internet star in the making Bangs.

If you’re not up on Bangs and his “Take U to Da Movies” record, peep the video below:

Come on, you can’t tell me son don’t spit hot fire like Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and deserves his props. I came across this song last week and I can’t stop playing it. That’s gotta count for something, right?

Yeah, Bangs could work on his delivery a bit but even Kanye, who wound up being No. 4 on MTV’s list, used to have a sloppy delivery on his first mixtapes before stepping his bars up and bodying higher ranked artists on their own records (no shots).

Reppin’ Melbourne, Australia, Bangs is a Sudanese rapper that could easily be the Akon of rap with a built-in international fan base. In fact, the Senegalese singer could keep the dark skinned brother trend alive (shout out to T-Pain) and add Bangs to his Konvict Music roster.

How about G-Unit? The kid is clearly aiming at that “Candy Shop” audience with his single and has the 50 laugh down pat (a-ha!). Besides, Curtis and company already spend a lot of time overseas so why not lock in an artist with a bit of home court advantage.

Bangs could even go a whole other route and sign with Murder Inc. His sing-songy hooks would mesh well with Ja Rule and Bangs could easily be the marquee artist to help bring The Inc back. For all we know he might even be Black Child’s distant cousin or something.

Whether it’s Soulja Boy’s Stacks on Deck squad, Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music, Dipset or any of my aforementioned suggestions, I see big things in Bangs’ future. I know people are going to hate on the kid, but like his name, he’s great in my book. Why? Because he knows just what I like. Gyeah! —Anslem Samuel

You do know I’m kidding, right? But stranger things have happened and who’s to say that Bangs won’t get a deal off this record; if so, who do you think should sign him?

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  • El Tico Loco

    First? wow

    WSHH already clowned this dude. I think he’s gonna do good, after all look the So Icey boys.

  • GO-Getta’

    U aint serious,right?
    Don’t get me wrong it’s good look 4 hip-hop 2 connect worldwide(Reppin’ Melbourne, Australia)

    But u mean 2 tell me if this kid & i be in the same building can he kill me lyrically?

    I’m not just saying this outta my a** lot of XXL commenters will back me up on this.
    Kid still gotta lotta whole things 2 upgrade his hustle unless if he signs with Soulja Boy (lol).

  • Rozko

    He’s being sarcastic go getta

  • GO-Getta’

    I hear u fam -(Rozko)

  • Federal Ranga

    At least he didnt say Lil Ru…

    On Yo Ass!!! E-11 up!!!

  • OG Matt Herbz

    This is the most banginest shit I’ve ever heard–my ears just came all over my Shure headphones, and the video production is laced so tight, I just put a gun in my mouth and blew my visual cortex out the back of my head.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Lou Pay

    Ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah. . . this dude is. . . . . dark ? All he needed was Akon on the hook and this shit would be sooooooo dope ! Ha ha, yeah. . . dope. . . .

  • EmCDL

    Man I was about to say….I looked at the video for about 30 seconds and cut it off…I guess Dipset could sign him. He can get on the Skull or Bird Gang crew LOL

  • Chilly Willy

    WTF ???

    This is wonderful !!!

    Get him a deal with Jim Jones, I mean the guy rhymes about smellin kinda nice and takin shower so, it’s a dead giveaway…

    BTW, I don’t know who produced this track but this muthafucka’s bangin…..NOT.

    Thanks, Sam. Now I’m gonna laugh my ass off everytime someone talk to me about movies…

  • Jack Stacks

    that was the worst…but i can’t stop singing the hook…sad but true…the Casio SK-1 beat was bangin…sounded like a early swiss beats track

  • latino heat

    lmao at dude having pictures of nice cars and money in the video but not actually having having any in the video. any of us can make a video like that.

    hopefully i’ll be in a box under the dirt before this clown gets a deal.

  • El Tico Loco

    Why ya’ll ain’t feelin this? All it is is an African Gucci Mane.

  • beaver

    hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaa dat video looks all chessy..lika spoof video hahaha..
    god damnn..this dudee is horrible..haha well at least hes gettin promo ha

  • RR

    “Sounds like an early swizz beats track” – HAHAHAHA, nice work Jack Stacks…

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    This sneak diss will actually help shorty. Amazing isn’t it?

    Is any one surprised that foreigners think some chains and a car makes them a rapper?

    Is that a stonewashed jean suit? Let me find out USED is back…

    Could’ve used this post for a real international expose, but it’s all good.

    Them Eurogang/S.A.S cats could’ve caught some shine.

    Just saying…

    • EmCDL

      Them S.A.S cats are decent I head some of their tracks

    • Throne

      man I’m not proud of being Sudanese rapper now, but please
      check out our website
      check out the songs

  • Brooklyn

    this dude does sound like an african gucci mane, and the way the industry is now, i wouldn’t be surprised if he don’t get a deal. akon should sign him, they can make an album called “coming to america 2k10″ with eddie murphy singing the hook of their lead track, “hoes in huts.”

  • scYence


    No joke though, I think this kid is really serious. This fool have an actual ALBUM coming out. Seriously. He have his own website and everything. On his website, this dude got a song called “You Right Thurr”…that’s right, he used “Thurr”, a term made and played out in 2003. Somebody needs to tell this kid to stop.

    To check it for yourself, his website is

    Enter his website with caution.

  • Teddy

    haha man this dudes from my city so ashamed went to see snub scrilla last weekend and this guy came on to do this movie song worst shit ever people were jus staring

  • Lowedwn

    LMAO, dude sounds like Micahel Blaxson(african comedian from Friday after Next) trying to rap. I was just waiting for him say “I know I am a black mudasucka, now let’s go to the movies and get jiggy to this sheeit”

  • BOSS D.R.E.

    Ya’ll niggaz are on crack!!!

  • c. gabi

    OMG. This dude sounds like The Count from Sesame Street.

  • The Diva


  • nicholasdelorejo

    People need to understand that the MTV hottest list is not about skill. It’s basically “which rapper is likely to generate the most money for the labels.” I think the reason Em and TI are not on the list is because the labels are pissed at the action’s they’ve made that fucked up their money. TI’s in jail after releasing a very sucessful album that he could have promoted or produced a follow up this year. Em probably pissed the labels off by fucking up Mariah’s sales up after their fued. Maraih was looking to be apart of this “Diva’s return” along with Whitney and Mary J Blige. But since Whitney’s vocals are smoked up and Mary having little buzz, They were probably hoping Maraih to still sell well until Em point out her whorish past and how dense her husband is. It’s not like the beef helped relapse numbers. Those execs probably felt Em was more of a hazard now in this pop dominated industry than their savior for sales. Trust me in time MTV is going to try to do as little as possible with Em or else some other pop artist gets fucked over.

  • styles11

    sigh.. im from africa and it really pains me to see people embarrass us like this. its really funny but on another note it just serves to promote the stereotype that africans in general are dumb and copy whateva they see on tv. on this note id like to say fuk u bangs and fuk the internet for giving you a stage to showcase your stupidity. as we say back home southern africa is the shit the moment you start going west, central and east you meet up with more ignorant and backward people just like this faggot above who didnt even take a minute to study the culture i love so much

  • GangStarr Girl

    LMAO. Not the Mac Photobooth background effects.

  • DaChao

    hahahahaaaaaaaa atleast he having fun trying to perfect his craft but i think the nigga should sign 2 K’Naan he sound like if he got around him he would perfect a style into prince hakeem hahahahahaaaa. No bad feelings but damn dude….Just have fun shit…y not??

  • Anonymous

    yo this guy just got signed

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