“Hottest MCs In The Game” Show To Return To MTV

 

MTV News announced today the “Hottest MCs In The Game” show is set to return May 16. The panel-discussion debate premiered last year and crowned Lil’ Wayne the top act in hip-hop, with T.I., Game, Andre 3000, and Kanye West rounding out the top five.

The show riled some artists, with 50 Cent saying “Fuck MTV” for his number eight ranking. Lupe Fiasco was equally perturbed at missing the list. Jim Jones, however, was pleasantly surprised at notching the number 10 slot.

The 2008 edition comes almost a year to the date of the first show. Wayne, West, and Fif remain among the favorites to make the new list. The list is compiled from the cut off point from the 2007 show until the end of March 2008.

MTV host Sway will moderate the discussion with the MTV News brain trust again, and esteemed journalist Shaheem Reid and producer Rahman Dukes will spearhead the program and online initiative.

“Hottest MCs In The Game” 2008 follows on the heals of MTV’s “The Greatest MCs of All Time,” “The Greatest Hip-Hop Groups of All Time,” and “The Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time.”

“Hottest MCs…” will air next Friday at 10pm on MTV. –Rodrigo Lopez

  • BGZ187

    hells ya….shit will be tigh!

    p.s. dont give a f’ck that im first!! kinda…

    • Darth Redz

      The top 10 in the game is
      1.Lupe Fiasco
      2.Lil’Wayne
      3.The Game
      4.Jay-Z
      5.Kanye West

      • http://xxlmag.com G

        They said the “hottest” in the game dickhead….Lupe ain’t neva been hot, but he one of the best mc’s in the game, but other than dat he ain’t hot….Wayne might got it again Darth Redz

        • nas1jay

          alright niggas yall dont know real hip hop music so let me breakdown the top emcees n the game(n no particular order):nas,jay-z,black thought,talib kweli,common,kanye west,snoop dogg,mos def,lupe fiasco,elzhi,rapper big pooh,beanie sigel,busta ryhmes & me bitches.

      • og bobby j

        gayme in your top five makes all future statements null and void.

      • that nigga

        Thats only 5 dumbass.

      • yo

        Lupe aint hot? your definition of hot is misconstrued. little kids shouldnt have an opinion on this.

      • cokane2007

        Best top 5 Rappper of All time
        1.50 Cent
        2.lil wayne
        3.young jeezy
        4.lloyd Banks
        5.Rick Ross

    • royaltz

      HOTTEST RAPPER OUT PERIOD IS THE GAME!!!!NO ONE WANTS TO SEE GAME, BATTLE GAME, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT.2ND IS WEEZY,AND 3RD WHO CARES.ITS GAME TIME AND WEEZY TIME!!BLOOD’S UP!!!

      • http://Bayontop.com Townbizz23

        Battle Game?? Game’s not a battle rapper dumbass. And all the nigga do is drop 150 names on every track he on… What kind of lyrical ability is that?

    • MOE

      MTV IS MAINSTREAM GARBAGE…THESE CURRENT MC’S NEED TO RUN ALONG WITH THEIR LITTLE ASS HITS, READ MY RAP SHEET NIGGA 10 CLASSICS. JAY-Z IS AND HAS BEEN THE HOTTEST AND THE BEST MC PERIOD SINCE BIG PASSED. THESE OTHER CATS ARE JUST GETTING BY. HATE ON JAY ALL YOU WANT HE IS YOUR FAVORITE MC’S FAVORITE MC NIGGA!

    • LAZiE

      I say it should be dr. dre i don’t care about any one else dre is #1

  • so

    i wouldnt be surprised if wang was #1 again. :|. lupe will be in the top 10 because of his album

  • IceCream

    First!!!!!!! Hope Nas gets on this time and Lupe

  • DenC

    Best Rap albums – Chronic 1 & 2
    Documentary

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/PROGIO LYRICALOJ

    lupe hands down number one!!! Oh yea UNO!!!!

  • MalakiDaGod

    Ll’ Wayne Sure Isnt The #1 On That List The Games Hottest MC Is Lupe or Kanye Period!

  • http://www.myspace.com/thirdeyevisionaus Third Eye Vision

    Its a good idea but ya can’t take it too seriously though because people are always going to have different styles and topics. Maybe the most popular MC but you would need a few lists to actually grade different skills that these MC’s have.

    http://www.myspace.com/thirdeyevisionaus

  • BX POSTER CHILD

    FAB, CASSIDY, AND JOE BUDDEN BETTA BE ON THE LIST DIS TIME, CUZ THEY DESERVE IT. BUT YEA IMA WATCH IT NEXT WEEK, CURIOUS 2 FIND OUT WHO THEY GON PICK

  • SLINGbladez

    OK, NOW HERE WE GO AGAIN. WE HAVE A BUNCH OF FAGGOT ASS RAPPERS THAT PUT OUT BULLSHIT ALL DAY EVERYDAY ARE CONSIDERED THE HOTTEST MC’S IN THE GAME. IT SHOULD BE THE HOTTEST MC’S THAT ARE LAME! I MEAN DON’T GET ME WRONG THERE ARE SOME GOOD MC’S OUT THERE LIKE BUSTA RHYMES, GZA, PLANET ASIA, SUNZ OF MAN, WARCLOUD, SICK JACKEN, ROOTS, SMIF N WESSUN, SEAN PRICE, YOU KNOW, THE OL SCHOOL DUDES STILL PUTTING OUT THE GOOD MUSIC ARE WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AS THE THE HOTTEST MC’S. I SAY FUCK MTV, BET, RADIO, WACK ASS SATELITE RADIO PLAYING BULLSHIT, AND ALL THE BITCH ASS RAPPERS TALKING ABOUT DIAMONDS LIKE THEY SOME WOMEN AND SHIT. I THOUGHT DIAMONDS WERE A WOMENS BEST FRIEND NOT FAGGOT ASS RAPPERS.

    • African In THe South

      Teach!! Anybody actually looking forward to an honest assessment of today’s MC’s is easilly mislead. This is gonna be whoever is most seen on MTV. Let’s be real man. This has nothing to do with skill or ability or anything.

      The vocab words to watch for are:

      Swag, Steeze, style, swagger, sales, soundscan, billboard.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com MGG

    notice that the list if for “hottest” not “best”…if this was for the best “half” them niggas wouldnt even be mentioned

  • marc

    Nas
    Lupe Fiasco
    The Game
    Crooked I

    my top 4

  • http://www.xxlmag.com MGG

    my bad, i meant to put quotes on best…not half

  • Jack

    thinking about it it seems like the list will be very similar only lupe has to be on there it should be good though they usually get things pretty close.

  • SOFAKING

    I aint gonna watch this shit…they get it wrong everytime. “The Greatest MCs of All Time,” Got That wrong “The Greatest Hip-Hop Groups of All Time,”Got that wrong and “The Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time.”Got that wrong.

    MTV??? are you serious the most urban thing on MTV is Rob & Big!!

  • moresickaMC

    theyll prob give it to wayne again….but Lupe should be in the top 5 & 50 should have moved up a coupla slots. Jay-Z is still there…Game I expect too. if they put soulja boy ill slap em

    • NAWLEDGE

      Knowing MTV, they’ll put Solja Fag at #1.

  • $ykotic

    Here we go again! Another divide and conquer technique from the Trilateral Commission. I can’t wait to see the blogs light up when Flo-rida and Shawty Lo round out the top 10!. see you next week!

  • http://www.myspace.com/scottlopresti Scott LoPresti

    The Top 10 will probably include

    Lupe
    Lil Wayne
    Jay-Z
    50 Cent
    Kanye West
    Souljah Boy
    T.I.
    Rick Ross
    Snoop Dogg
    Pimp C/UGK/Bun B (just to give Pimp C recognition)

    Worthless to even watch

  • U Know Wut It Is

    1. Lil Wayne
    2. Kanye West
    3. Lupe Fiasco
    4. The Game
    5. Nas
    6. Jay-Z (Weddings Don’t Count.)
    7. T.I.
    8. 50 Cent (Next Year He Might Be Higher.)
    9. Soulja Boy (Even though I can’t stand this rapper, I mean artist they will probably put him on there cause the kids love him. Again I don’t know why.)
    10. Bun B

    Look for Eminem, Big Boi, and Busta Rhymes to return to the Top 10 next year. South.

  • http://xxlmag.com New york son

    Man chamillionaire should be on this list

    he really the best rapper in it

    do yall be hearing what he be saying

  • http://xxlmag.com Up north

    Yea man chamillionaire should be on the list

    he be spittin crazy shit

  • http://xxlmag.com The south runs this

    Ayy this time chamillionaire better be on that

    i mean people be sleeping on him idk how the hell jim jones made that list

  • DonKnottz

    1. Black Thought
    2. Lupe
    3. Redman
    4. Talib
    5. Sean Price

  • TMR

    HOTTEST rappers as in most popular in the game right now…not the best rappers now.
    if soulja boy gets on dont be mad..hes not a good rapper but he was hot in the time period from the last time they did this…i expect for kanye to be one folloew by weezy then lupe …etc etc

  • letz go hoe

    1.Lil Wayne
    2.Kanye West
    3.50 Cent
    4.Jay-z
    5.Soulja Boy(lolz dont front he on the list)

  • LExcheckz

    they gon do it wrong just
    like last year

  • What’z Crackin

    some of you dudes that be posting on here don’t get the spirit of this competition it is a popularity contest so all you mu’fuckas that want to put MC’s that haven’t been relevant in 5 or six years just SHUT UP!!! and sit in the corner and watch these boys shine

  • TRUTHFROMDABOOT

    BUN B needs to be in the conversation, if you looking at totality
    Weezy is Number 1,
    2)Kanye,
    3)Lupe,
    4)Jay,
    5)Bun-B,
    6)Game,
    7)5 dimes (50 cent for you slow bammas),
    8)T.I.,
    9)Em,

    and just to piss you haters off rounding out the top ten is
    10)BOOSIE BAD AZZZZZZZ!

    Moving up is Bun-B, Boosie, Lupe, and Kanye

    Falling from previous position is Jay, 5 dimes, T.I., EM

    Holding Steady Weezy & Game!

    • Ghost Deini

      When’s the last time Em put something out. He’s cold like a muthafucka. Plus he’s garbage since eminem show.

  • nikk-de

    WE ALL KNOW LIL WAYNE IS THE HOTTEST MC RIGHT NOW

    THE REASON IS ..THE SOUTH RIGHT NOW IS THE MOST DOMINANT IN THE RAP GAME SO HES GONNA WIN. EVEN SNOOP FROM THE WEST COAST USED sHAWTY-REDD(AND HES FROM THE SOUTH AND A GOOD PRODUCER) BEAT IN THE SEXUAL ERUPTION SONG. AND HE HIT BIG WITH THE SONG.. AGAIN A SOUTHERN BEAT WITH WEST COAST SNOOP MADE IT BIG ON HIS ALBUM AND TO THE MEDIA. AND THE CLUBS, THERES PLENTY OF EXAMPLES BUT TO LAZY TO TYPE OF EM..SO YEA….PERIOD.!!

  • wackshit

    this was wack
    jim jones?
    50?
    shiiit
    how bout
    Nas
    Pac
    Biggie
    Jay
    Big Daddy Kane
    Termanology etc…

  • jmick

    THATS COOL THE TOP 10 RIGHT NOW IS……..

    1.LIL WAYNE
    2.YOUNG JEZZY
    3.KANYE WEST
    4.JAY-Z
    5.50 CENT & G.UNIT
    6.GAME/LUPE FIASCO
    7.RICK ROSS
    8.PLIES
    9.T.I
    10.SOLJA BOY(HE ON HERE BECAUSE HE MADE A HIT WITH THAT SUPERMAN BULL SHIT).

    THATS THE TOP 10 HOTTEST IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW. IF THERE WAS A 11 PERSON IT WOULD BE
    BUN-B OR BUSTA RHYMES.

    • Flymasta

      replace plies with ludacris and u got it

  • j_swagga

    Fif right. Fuck mtv. They will get it wrong. They said jay was the greatest mc of all time. But he hasn’t sold have the records tupac has. lets be real.

  • Ali

    horrible way to rank a countdown….the hottest MC’s? they dont deserve to be called MC’s……watch they’re gonna take the 10 worst rappers out right now & put them on the countdown just cuz they’re on alotta tracks…….its gonna be ppl like Wayne, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman, etc.

  • Rodjilius

    shit why do they wanna decide whos the best we all kno they puttin wayne on the top kanye, T.I., 50 cent, plies, rick ross, lupe are gonna be on it most likely jigga might show up and maybe game id be real surprised if they put nas on there even tho hes nice as hell

  • prakash

    this is going to be for the most popular rappers out now. regardless, if rappers like buddens or bun b will destroy half of their list they will NOT be on there.

    the most popular rappers of the past year are

    wayne
    kanye
    50
    soulja boy
    plies
    rick ross
    gucci manie
    yung berg
    jim jones
    birdman
    and a whole bunch of other non rappin negroes that stay on mtv and bet and are “relevant” to the disenfranchised.

    the ten best rappers would exlude all of them. i mean lyrically, none of those guys above would make the list. who on the list above or let alone mtv’s list can go line for line with bub b, pusha t, joe budden, black thought ect…….

  • http://xxlmag.com Ejjy

    fuck the list we all know wayne will be #1 which is bullshit cuz he sucks. he needs 2 get off that sizzurp & straighten his overrated ass up. s long as Jay-Z, Nas, KRS,
    Eminem, Kool G. Rap, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Black Thought, Ice Cube, etc are alive that nigga aint the greatest rapper alive. Wayne aint revolutionize the game, he aint change shit

  • http://www.xxlmag.com E.J.

    fuck the list we all know wayne will be #1 which is bullshit cuz he sucks. he needs 2 get off that sizzurp & straighten his overrated ass up. As long as Jay-Z, Nas, KRS,
    Eminem, Kool G. Rap, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Black Thought, Ice Cube, etc are alive that nigga aint the greatest rapper alive. Wayne aint revolutionize the game, he aint change shit

  • BIG RON

    TOP IN MY EYESIGHT
    JAY-Z
    NAS
    JADAKISS
    KAYNE
    LIL WAYNE
    50
    GAME
    BEANS
    GHOSTFACE
    ICECUBE !

    ADAKISS

  • The only person who is right

    TOP 5
    1. Jay-Z
    2. Andre 3000
    3. Lil Wayne
    4. Lupe Fiasco
    5. Nas
    END OF DISCUSSION!!!

  • JP

    Canidates who will prolly make MTV’s Hottest “MCs” show
    shawty lo
    rick ross
    soulja boy
    webbie
    boosie – well he aight sometimes
    Plies
    Yung Joc
    Gorilla Zoe
    Every Snap/Dance crew that came out
    DJ Unk
    Fat Joe

    The so-called MCs, more like pop artist to me
    And what kills me is EVERYONE there is from the south…except joe..naw fuck it he is haha
    MTV probably never heard of Saigon, Crooked I, Ya Boy, Joell Ortiz, and the real MCs
    Wayne, West, 50, T.I., Luda, Young Buck, Lupe, Nas, and Jay are people that might make the list and they deserve it

  • JP

    oh dayum and Jeezy deserve a spot 2

  • UARK

    The only people in the game right now to pay attention to are Wayne and Andre 3000…

  • Aem

    I bet Plies is number one. LOL

  • jay

    my top five is uncle murda, t.i.,common,black thought,and jay z

  • jay

    my top five is uncle murda, t.i.,common,black thought,and jay z THE ABSOLUTE BEST ARTISTS IN HIP HOP!!!!!!!

  • lil razcal

    get off lil wayanes nuts

  • Big Dro

    These are my top 10 hottest mc’s from producers 2 mc’s anybody in my list

    1.Dr.Dre
    2.Eminem
    3.50 Cent
    4.Lil’Jon
    5.Papoose
    6.Lil’Wayne
    7.Lil’Flip
    8.Bun B
    9.Lil’Eazy E
    10.Spider Loc

    The Game & Fat Joke never gon be on my muthafuckin’ list… fuck’em

    • http://www.myspace.com/thedoors bosshogg

      YOUR FUCKIN LIST HAS TO BE THE MOST SHITEST LIST EVER. SPIDER LOC??? WHY??? LIL FLIP DOES HE STILL RAP??? LIL JON ARE U SERIOUS..LOL AND THEN YOU FUCK ME UP PUTTING PAPPOOSE ON THE LIST..REALLY REALLY…WOW CHANGE UR NAME FROM BIG DRO TO BIG DUMBASS

  • REAL TALK 08

    Wow!..Top Ten

    1.Lupe Fiasco
    2.Lil’Wayne
    3.Kanye West
    4.Nas
    5.Ti
    6.Rick Ross
    7.50 Cent
    8.Lil’ Scrappy
    9.Common
    10.Flo Rida

  • http://xxlmag.com 31

    Top ten MC’s not in any particular order. My assessment is based on lyrical content, style, message, and/or ones ability to flip everything in a totally different manner completely.

    -I’ll start with CAM’RON; though this will stir up some controversy, I still think the dude is ridiculous.

    -Joe Budden for OBVIOUS reasons and if anyone yet to reckognize how nice he is wants to debate this then I say… listen to anyone of the MOOD Muzik cd’s.

    -Cassidy again for obvious reasons: as he is one of the best and most punchline ridden rappers ever.

    -Black Thought… I wasn’t the biggest fan ever of the Roots but I got that last cd and have listened to dudes freestyles and… WOW

    -GAME… The west coast Nas… WHY do people discount his abilities to spit because he references names? I’ll never understand that…

    -Styles P… Gangsta rap except super smooth about it and is honest about everything he’s spittin.

    -T.I. when he is on point he is on point. He’s got an ability unlike a lot of other south artist to make a hot song for the club but with cool lyrics. (also reference Smitty for that same reason)

    -Lil Wayne… I was scared of this one because he is sooo over rated but again when he puts nice shit together, he has you scratchin your head for days.

    -Nas… I was a huge Nas fan a few years ago until that partnership with, he who not be named. I don’t get into Nas too much now days butt he still is a poet of all poets.

    And, last but certainly not last… Andre 3000… Jaw dropped everytime I hear this dude on a track.

    I doubt anyone will read all that but still wanted to give my 2222222222 sense… lol
    ‘ONE’

  • MTV’s Wack!

    MTV and all of MTV’s fans are going to go by who’s on the most remixes, and who moves the most units, but sorry KRS-One is still number one and other then Nas, NOBODY on MTV’s list, especially weezy could hold the fuckin candle to Kris when it comes to lyricism, intelligence, live shows, etc. Krs is hands down the greatest of all time, and a Hip Hop legend. A lot of the names on MTV’s list ain’t nothing more then flashes in the pan…

  • chuck $

    1.andre 3000 (3 stacks)
    2.big boi
    3.jay-z
    4.nas
    5.t.i.
    6.killer mike
    7.kanye west
    8.jeezy
    9.bun b
    10.luda

    How the fuck yall not gone name 3 stacks!!!! lmao

  • Jonsin

    Wayne as one come on….

  • okay whateva

    1. Nobody cause there been alot of bullshit lame ass music out.

    2. Jay-Z
    3. Kanye
    4. Lil weasel(Not a fan at all i just know his dick ridin fans want him in the top.
    5. T.I.
    6. Cassidy
    7. Fabolous
    8. 50cent(i guess, but he need to go back to the get rich or die tryin 50, i loved him then)
    9. Young Jeezy
    10. Jenny Jones (i’ll admit Bird gang money was hot but, i’m still Jay-z all day so, YOU’S A LIE NO LIE AND YOU KNOW THIS,(FALLIN !!!) LOL)

    THIS LIST IS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE OUT SINGLES RIGHT NOW, THATS WHY ITS NOT CALLED HOTTEST MC’S ALL AROUND. CAUSE IF I WAS. PAPOOSE, WOULD DEF BEEN IN THERE BELIEVE THAT B.

  • rat ho

    for the recored Fat Joe i mean Rat Ho can’t make the top he dont count cause he got a army…. of ghostwriters lol

    Rat Ho why don’t you just shoot Pap a fair one and just retire from rap, you a shame to New York B and you abandond NY. fuck the new terror squad.

  • Unknown

    10. Andre 3000
    9. The Game
    8. Lupe Fiasco
    7. Nas
    6. 50 Cent
    5. Ludacris
    4. Kanye West
    3. T.I.
    2. Lil’ Wayne
    1. Jay-Z

  • http://www.yahoo.com Unknown

    10. The Game
    9. Rick Ross
    8. Nas
    7. 50 Cent
    6. Young Jeezy
    5. Lupe Fiasco
    4. Kanye West
    3. T.I.
    2. Lil’ Wayne
    1. Jay-Z

  • nas1jay

    the top emcees r n no particular order:nas,jay-z,black thought,elzhi,talib kweli, styles p, sheek louch,rapper big pooh,common,kanye west & me u bitches.

  • MR. ILLA

    no put FACE get ya shit together folks SCARFACE TOP 10 MAN 20 YEARS OF HITS FOLKS

  • Eddie Cane aka Eddie The Great

    what list are these people making i still bang pac all day number 1, it aint no dead or alive, wayne tight, ross cool, gucci tight, gillie cold ,jayz cool, this is not my top 5 but they aint get no love.

    Tupac greaties of all time

    ecane up next Detroit all day

  • bano

    yo one thing MTV IS WACK IS SOOOOOOOOOOO RIGHT! KRS1 FOR EVER

  • s.

    People need to stop with the Lupe comments…He has some skills but he never has been and never will be hot. He has no business being on the list…Hov, Nas, Wayne, TI, Kanye. Kanye is no good but he is hot. Lupe needs to release a good album that gets bought cause of its quality rather than the already disproven, Lupe is a great rapper, hype.

  • biggie

    Lupe? are yall niggaz serious? this kick push faggot aint got no real skillz n fuck his homie ye” all day. im wit ol boy were’s em, dmx, shit were’s PAC or B.I.G yall mufucaz need 2 get off commercial bullshit n get back 2 tha streets

  • SIX FO

    Stop trying to be orignal, lil wayne should be number #1 on all your lists.

  • PIMPIN IN RED UNIFORM

    Pfffffffffft whats the point lil wayne is just gonna be in first place again.

  • Diallo2Don

    Lupe
    Crooked I
    Talib
    they are the top 3 period

  • http://xXLMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

    Any list that puts Jim Jones in the top ten loses all credibility with me. MTV don’t know shit about hip hop anyway.

  • BODun242

    Top 5 hands down
    1.Nas
    2.Lupe Fiasco
    3.Common
    4.Talib Kweli
    5.Boosie Bad Azz

  • Buck Marley

    I already seen this shit the actual top 10 is as follows:
    10.Kanye West
    9.Nas
    8.Young Jeezy
    7.Styles P
    6.50 Cent
    5.Prodigy
    4.Snoop Dogg
    3.Lil’ Wayne
    2.Young Buck
    1.Rick Ross

  • Three4

    This is not a list of my favourite rappers but I think this MTV list might look something like this…

    1. Kanye West
    2. Lil Wayne
    3. Young Jeezy
    4. Nas
    5. Snoop Dogg
    6. T.I.
    7. The Game
    8. Rick Ross
    9. Young Buck
    10. Plies

  • Danny Myers

    Crooked I may not be on the “Hottest Rappers” list, but he should definitely be on the “Best Rappers” list.

  • GOD

    GOD’s Top Ten LIVING MC’s (there really is no debate about my list cuz well, I’m GOD):

    10.) Joell Ortiz
    9.) Crooked I
    8.) Blu (if you haven’t heard “Below the Heavens” youtube it right now and be amazed)
    7.) The Game
    6.) Lupe Fiasco
    5.) Ludacris
    4.) Jay-Z
    3.) Nas
    2.) Jadakiss
    1.) Black Thought

    All 10 of these rappers will FRY anyone (except for the person above them) on cue – including Lil Wayne for all you stans. Lupe, Blu, and Jada are my favorite rappers but none of them can hold a candle to Thought.

    Don’t believe me? GOD shall show you proof.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=03ybqP7G6Po

  • http://www.xxlmag.com mr hip hop

    1 lil wyane
    2 rickross (trilla hottest dis year dnt 4 get )
    3 jay z
    4 jezzy (he on everything nowadayz)
    5 kanye
    6 plies
    7 boosie
    8 50
    9 game
    10 nas

    yal already noe yal might not like it but these r the artist that is gettin the most recognition right now plies got like 5 videos out right now of course he bout 2 be on here n jeezy on everything from ma home gurl mimi 2 the dream :i luv ya gurl” the south runnin shit right now i dnt even got to explian the rest of the artist cuz yall already noe

    so dnt expect , no beenie, or cassidy (even though he 1 of the best ,jus b prepared

  • Tha1nOnly

    fuck that shit games suicidal ass dont deserve any top 10 spot

    1.Jay Z
    2.Lil Wayne
    3.Nas
    4.50 cent
    5.Jim Jones

  • Anti-Mainstream

    Lil Wayne-Most Overrated Rapper Alive!

  • Buck Marley

    wow u niggas r all smokin crack. God ur shit is soooo bad. if ur fav rappers are so good how come no1s every herd of their ass. who the fuck is blu? crooked I??? wackk ass niggas.

    Snoop and ross defff near the top they jus dropped albums which were both fire. lupe is sumwhere on the list cuz of his album but ive never seen him on any mixtapes. Buck and Wayne have been killin the mixtape game for a while now and g-unit put out 2 mixtapes that got over hundreds of thousands of downloads.

    Think bout the rappers be4 u make a list cuz u jus look like sum damn crackheads.

  • R7

    1. The Game
    The rest don’t matter

  • TG

    1- Jay-Z worth more than all deez niggaz and got the hottest bitch in the game.
    2- Lil wayne-
    3-ludacris
    4- Andre 3000
    5- nas

  • RealTalk 08

    Now,here are my Top Ten Faves!

    1.Lupe Fiasco
    2.Kanye West
    3.Lil’ Wayne
    4.Papoose
    5.Nas
    6.Ti
    7.Snoop Dogg
    8.Lil’ Scrappy
    9.Common
    10.Rick Ross

  • Tha Ace

    not a fan of any of em but top couple on their list will be:

    kanye
    fat joe
    lil wayne
    rick ross
    common

    i got a mil that says at all of them will be in the top 6 or 7 no less

  • Real Talk 08

    Revised list!..Top Ten 2008!

    1.Lupe Fiasco
    2.Lil’ Wayne
    3.Kanye West
    4.Papoose
    5.Nas
    6.Snoop Dogg
    7.Ti
    8.50 Cent
    9.Lil’ Scrappy
    10.Rick Ross

  • Caine

    Dem lists be bullshittin Da number 1 hottest mc in da game right now hands down is 50 all da Game heads and Wayne heads could get mad but look at da facts
    ain’t none of these other rappers out here doing shows overseas off the strength of mixtapes. secondly going against 50 is career suicide(Examples: Ja,Fat Joe,Game,Cam)third even alot of people’s favorite rapper Wayne is afraid to diss dis nigga is dat enough niggas can get mad and hate but these are facts

  • Herm

    Fuck MTV.

  • http://montageworld.com montage

    1. eminem
    2. jay z
    3. nas
    4. jadakiss
    5. lil wayne
    6. kurupt
    7. game
    8. 50 Cent
    9. montage
    10. t.i.

  • GOD

    - Buck Marley

    Maybe you’ve been under a rock for the past year, but Crooked I MURKED 52 tracks (one track per week for a year) like it was nothing. Dude’s been on Sway and Tech’s show (if you don’t know who they are you should stop listening to rap), killed Chino XL in a cypher and just put out a mixtape like a few weeks ago.

    Blu on the other hand is pretty unknown but dropped what a lot of hip-hop heads consider one of the best albums of 2007. Like I said, check him out and be amazed.

    Lupe’s dropped plenty of mixtapes, I think over 10. You just haven’t bothered to look.

    Snoop doesn’t even write his own shit anymore, so don’t even mention his name. If it wasn’t for the bomb-ass production Ross gets, he wouldn’t be hot (same goes for a lot of these mainstream rappers). I fuck with Buck and Wayne but both of them have a lot riding on their next projects and from what I’ve been hearin, only Buck will come through with somethin worth BUYING.

    That being said, stop drinkin the mainstream Kool-Aid and expand your horizons – good music isn’t just on the radio homie.

  • IceCream

    How can Wayne say he is the best rapper alive though? There are many rappers/real MCs that will rape him in true lyrical ability. Nas, Jay-Z, KRS-One, Rakim, Ice Cube, Common just to name a few cause there are many more from all sections of the country. Question if you want just an opinion. I’m not hating or nothing cause he does his thing especially wit the southern movement, but please tell me WHY WAYNE WOULD BE THE BEST ALIVE?

  • Kinger

    1. crooked i

    end

  • Buck Marley

    yo God
    i digg wut u sayin G but u gotta consider the top 10 mcs in the game NOW. I aint sayin crooked I n dem and good at rappin but they aint blowin up the charts like alota other cats. ross and snoop both dropped albums n made alot of headway in the game as far as that goes.

    Alot of u niggas out there droppin names of rappers that havent released an album in years. krs-one??rakim??ice cube?? these niggas r ill but arent blowin up right noww, although cubes bout 2 drop raw footage.

    I do know mtv will pull sum bullshit tho and make the worst list ever, cuz i no they aint gunna be gettin heavy into mixtapes which quenches my thirst be4 any albums come out.

    • CALI ESE

      im pretty sure u called crooked i wack. now i agree that he aint the hottest right now, but this fool can spit with the best homes.

    • real hip hop

      your an idiot
      krs one released an album this year and rakim released a compilation album with a few new songs
      i agree these weren’t the best albums but still better than snoop and ross

  • http://www.myspace.com/xxprime X’ Prime

    1.Snoop Dogg
    2.Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
    3.Akon
    4.Nas

  • JULLIANI THE BOSS

    WE TALKING BOUT THE HOTTEST RAPPER DOING IT … I BELIVE THAT HE IS THE ILLEST NIKKA THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING DIED FOR…SEE IF YOU UP WITH ME …

  • Buck Marley

    ^^^^nigga u cant b serious bone thugs?? they ill but deff arent gunna b on the list!

  • Trigg Jac

    Hottest (not best):
    1. Lil’ Wayne
    2. Soulja Boy
    3. Rick Ross
    4. Kanye West
    5. The Game
    6. NaS
    7. Lupe Fiasco
    8. Snoop Dogg
    9. Ghostface Killah
    10. Andre 3000

  • OG-NiUS

    Crooked I is my number 1.

  • braveheart

    how can you say kanye is up their he sounds terrible and his lyrics r straight garbage yall need to start to recognize again 50 is NO.1 you stupid bitches

  • JAY STONE

    hottest mc
    1.soulja boy
    2.bow wow
    3.young berg
    4.huricane chris
    5.lil mama
    6.vanilla ice
    6.mc hammer
    7.missy elliot
    8.pit bull
    9.ying yang twins
    10.lil jon

    These nigga`s are the best and hottest mc.They all have classic albums….???

  • jfjf

    1.lil wayne
    2.lil wayne
    3.lil wayne
    4.lil wayne
    5.lil wayne
    6.lil wayne
    7.lil wayne
    8.lil wayne
    9.lil wayne
    10.lil wayne
    .

    ….
    ….

  • Teddy

    dono bout hottest MCs some of their criteria r wak but best MCs in the game now this is the list right here

    1. Lupe Fiasco

  • Peru

    5 Hottest MC’s

    1.)…..umm
    2.)…..well
    3.)…..shit
    4.)…..what about…naw
    5.)…..Jay Z…atleast he got money, REAL money.

  • http://hiphopsince1976.com HipHopsince1976

    In no particular order.
    Nas-Black Thouhght-Jay-Z-Immortal Technique-Joel Ortiz-Joe Buddens-Lil Wayne-Lupe Fiasco-Common-Dre 3000…
    Stay Tuned to the list @
    HipHopSince1976.Com

  • Peru

    On some real shit this should be the Top 5 Hottest MC’s:

    1.)Martin Luther King Jr.
    2.)Malcom X
    3.)W.E.B. Dubois
    4.)Langston Hughes
    5.)Rev. Wright

    Bet more than half of you niggas dont even know three names on this list…FUCK YA’LL, killing our race!

  • Tdot is my city

    kk no jokes yall kno dat weezy is da best but da question is whose da rest and wit LAX i gotta giv it 2 da game but daz hard cuz juelz is killin it wit his new shit(stack money) n den da rest is jeezy, kanye,lupe, rick ross,t.i, n if snoop dogg styll alive den hes dope

  • jeezy

    1. The Game (first two tracks from lax are nuts)
    2. Kanye (dudes crazy, put on is bout to be the jam of the summer)
    3. Nas (makin ppl think about shit, real talk)
    4. Bun B (gotta give him his respect)
    5. Black Thought/Jadakiss

  • Saul

    Fuck all u fucks Tech N9ne is the hottest rapper out there i seen a lot of shows his is the hottest and only one to come close is Lil Jon go check him out haters

  • donmmah

    my top five:
    Lil Wayne
    Lupe Fiasco
    Young Jeezy
    The Game
    Kanye West

  • CRAIG BROWN

    Hottest right top 5

    WEEZY
    Kanye
    50 cent
    Ricky Ross
    Crooked I

  • grownmanswag23

    the greatest mc’s need to be in the category and not some commercial rappers who talk about the same damn thing. lil wayne is hot but he pale in comparison to jay. T.I.P., Trick Daddy, Luda, Scareface, UGK(rip pimp c), T-Pain are running the south. boosie, plies, talk about the same thing in their songs. dont know what i mean??? let me tell you. cars, clothes, killing, goonz, guns, and dykes, if i got it all right. and the rappers that put out these snappin tracks, are not real rappers. these niggas are still in high school in their sophmore year. i would slap the producers in the forehead wit a slab of fish if they nominate souljah boy as one of the greatest. i would say the next to come up in the south is either ace hood or hurrican chris. i would ride wit dem niggas.

  • #10

    Wayne is the best rapper alive, hands down. Nobody touchin wayne. he’s consistent and can only get better. The only person who can beat, outflow, and outsmart lil wayne is wayne. “Waynes flow is rare, some of these rappers tight, some of these rappers bark, some of them even bite, but he’s much more bright, he gives the game sight, so before you x him out you just might might wanna….. “THINK IT OVER” lame ass niggas’s. NO HOMO. Just givin props where props due.

  • BUCK MARLEY

    MASTER REVISED LIST:
    -THIS SHIT IS ACCURATE AS A MUTHAFUCKA IF U A REAL RAP NIGGA.
    10. Nas
    9. Young Jeezy
    8. 50 Cent
    7. Jay-Z
    6. Styles P
    5. Prodigy
    4. Snoop Dogg
    3. Young Buck
    2. Lil’ Wayne
    1. Rick Ross

    yes lupe aint gunna be on there and if he is its gunna be 8,9 or 10.

  • Malakeezy

    top 5
    1.Dylon
    2.Dylon
    3.Dylon
    4.Dylon and
    5.Dylon

    u know y cuse I spit hot fire

  • http://www.myspace.com Yung Grind

    Chamillionaire SPITS THAT REAL NI56A SHIT .. Like WEEZY NICE BUT Cham Been doing his shit 4 yearz consistantly.Fuck Lupe He dont speak 4 the streetz .

    JayZ
    Chamillionaire
    Kanye West
    LIL WAYNE
    Nas
    50 cent
    T.I
    But Cham should really be in dis Bitch Cuz Dat Ni56a MIXTAPES ARE AMAZING

  • swifthustla

    active rappers
    1.k west
    2.lupe fiasco
    3.rick ross
    4.fabolous
    5.jeezy
    6.TI
    7.luda
    8. J.santana
    9.Weezy F baby
    10.Cassady

    all time favorites
    1.Scarface
    2.Big
    3.PAC
    4.BIG L
    5Jay z
    6.RASS KAss the waterproof mc
    7.Rakim
    8.E 40
    9.Bun B
    10.KRS 1

    Active legends still at it
    1.Jadakiss (Alkaedajada)
    2.Common
    3.Twista
    4.Snoop
    5.too Short
    6.Nas
    7.Busta
    8.kurupt
    9.LLcool J
    10. Out kast (Daddy fatSaxs and Andre 3 Stacks)
    New School Fresh out the Box with less than three major releases.
    1.Murphy Lee
    2.Croked I
    3.Plies
    4.Boosie Bad azz
    5.Pappoose
    6.Consequence
    7.Camillionaire
    8.young DRo
    9.Joe buddens
    10.Yung Berg Chitowns prince ya dig

    All of the ringtone rapper need not apply keep your day jobs Buble gum rappers dont make my list real flows only keep the other for the kids !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1oo

    • TRUTHFROMDABOOT

      I don’t agree with the names on the list but I think it’s a fair way to judge M.C.’s based on these catergories!!!!!!!

      PAC Greatest of all time!!!!!!

      Hands down!!!

  • SOUTH PHILLY H

    AZ
    BEANIE SIGEL
    STYLES P
    TIP
    WAYNE
    CASSIDY
    JOE BUDDEN
    ROSS
    YOUNG JEEZY
    GAME
    BLACK THOUGHT

    DAT SHOULD B DA REAL LIST CAUSE DEY ALL REAL N LYRICALLY NONE COULD B FUCKED WIT BUT MTV ON SOME HOMO SHIT MAYB 3 OF MY NIGGAS UP THERE ILL MAKE IT- 30TH N TASKER ST 215 T.C.G.

  • matty21

    u guyz r mostly allll crazy…r u 4real…wheres T.I. in most of ur lists…crazyyyy….must b hatin…n who puts da game on ther come on…50 wrote all his hits and he ant even dat hot neway…he said he was quittin a while ago..PAY ATTENTION

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    y’all niggas is crazy but you know mtv gon go back to that east coast biased shit like in the greatest rapper of all time list where they put Jay-z ahead of pac and didn’t even mention Em in the top 5 even though he a better mc than Jay and Nas jus coz he aint from NY.
    top 10
    1.The Game
    2.Lil’ Wayne
    3.Kanye West
    4.The Roots
    5.Eminem(even though he aint realeased shit he hot fire)
    6.Jay-z
    7.Nas
    8.Andre 3000
    9.t.i.
    10.Juice

  • Nik Connor

    makes me laugh how some of you motherfucker puttin peeps like Jeezy, Ricky Ross, Joe Budden, cassidy & chamillionaire before Eminem or Snoop.

    You need to get your ears syringed or some shit.

    what the fuck is up with you.

    Its the hottest MC’s in the Game

    NOT, MC’s who just happend to make it in the past couple of years.

  • SouthCakC23

    I need to clear somethin up. If you do not have Andre 3000 in your top 3, YOU DON’T KNOW SHYT ABOUT HIP HOP…..PERIOD!!!!!

    If you do have 3 stacks as your top all time….you’ve obviously been payin attention to what the man has been sayin THE LAST 15 YEARS.

    You will be hard pressed to find an MC collectively performs live on stage like 3000, lets his flow ride out on a beat like 3000, speaks straight knowledge that all you young lil knuckleheaded asses need to hear, and can make you move you feet in the club LIKE 3000.

    I mean GTFO! Beanie Sigel? Lil Flip? Prodigy? Styles P? Snoop? Plies? WTF are y’all smokin?

    Magne this cat right here is the only one I seen on this blog so far that has any sense.

    “Peru says:

    On some real shit this should be the Top 5 Hottest MC’s:

    1.)Martin Luther King Jr.
    2.)Malcom X
    3.)W.E.B. Dubois
    4.)Langston Hughes
    5.)Rev. Wright

    Bet more than half of you niggas dont even know three names on this list…FUCK YA’LL, killing our race!”

    Y’all need to get off the sacks of these kats makin music with no meaning. Shyt is all good when it’s in the club….but we talkin bout REAL MC’s that are hot in the game right now…..Not ABCDEFG rappers make the next club hit.

  • Lil Dan

    THE WHOLE IDEA IS DUMB IN MY OPINION..

  • http://www.xxlmag.com lkay

    Top 10 not in order ludacris young Jeezy Lupe
    Kanye Wayne Jay-z Cassidy Julez Snatana Nas Fabolous

  • REAL SPIT

    1.THE GAME/HATE OR LOVE IT GAME IS THE BEST MC

    2.LIL WAYNE/HE TOOK OVER THE RAP GAME

    3.JAY-Z/THAT AMERICAN GANGSTER IS A CLASSIC

    4.LUPE/DID HIS THING EVEN THOW I DONT FEEL HIM

    5.KANYE/CAUSE HE BEAT 50

    FUCK YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER BE REAL WIT YOURSELVES AND THINK WHO RIPPED IT UP THIS YEAR AND WHO PUTS OUT QUALITY NOT QUANTITY MUSIC,AND PICTURE ANY RAPPER GOIN AGAINTS THE GAME IN A RAP BATTLE, SAY LIL WAYNE WHO WOULD WIN? FREE SHYNE

  • 2k

    10. Soulja Boy( I know he aint lyrical but nobody can front he got a movement with them yungstaz)
    9. T.I.(would of been higher if he didnt catch that case)
    8. Lupe Fiasco(crazy album)
    7. Young Jeezy(features,album)
    6. Common(crazy album)
    5. Rick Ross(swagger,album)
    4. The Game(internet buzz,swagger,mixtapes)
    3. Lil Wayne(anticipation,swagger)
    2. Kanye West(album,tour,swagger)
    1. 50 Cent(internet buzz,mixtapes)

    I based my list on Swagger, Internet Buzz, and record sells, and street cred, this is not my personal top ten.

  • mr ed hardy

    first of all anybody w/o wayne on there list iz on sum other shit…tha guy got hip hop n rap by tha neck as of now….im not goin sit here n vouch that he should b #1 but who else can really take tha spot for him..no one else has a more anticipated album,no one works as hard as far as puttin records out n no one(other than jay) is wanted as features on trackz…u can say its dick riding but its only tha truth…he wont take tupac’s place but hell he tha closest its goin get…RESPECT THA MAN’S CRAFT…N YES JEEZY SHOULD B ON THA LIST TOO…THA DUDE BANANAS

  • dat dude

    south philly h got da rite list hands down even tho he got 11 based on lyrics and street cred ill go wit his list fuck mtv H list is exactly as i would have dun dunn dun it here it got 4 yall

    AZ
    BEANIE SIGEL
    STYLES P
    TIP
    WAYNE
    CASSIDY
    JOE BUDDEN
    ROSS
    YOUNG JEEZY
    GAME
    BLACK THOUGHT

  • http://xxl.mag.com Chosinman

    come on people mtv is gonna judge from the past year, like they said hottest in game heres my list correct me if im wrong…
    #10 Snoop Dogg: cuz he always on mtv and he was pissed last year for not making, mtv doesnt want to lose his fans..
    #9 Soulja boy hes young but he made a hot song last year. remember they are judging from last year.
    #8 Rick Ross. Cuz he the biggest boss
    #7 Common this man is a genius when it comes to lyrics..
    #6 Jay-Z that movie was good and that album was great it wasnt his greatest but it will do
    #5 Lupe his album is good but he isnt the most popular..
    #4 The Game he beefs with 50 and them guys alot but he has good street cred.
    #3 Lil Wayne just to keep fans talking and shit you cant get number one two yers in a row within releasing a album..
    #2 Kayne West Graduation was the best selling rap album of last year and mtv follows u 2nd most to the number one guy… which is…
    #1 The most controversary rapper all-time he has the internet site clothing and goes on tours all around the world he is the most popular rapper in the game #1 50 cent

  • 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)

  • Anti-mainstream

    Fuck MTV, here’s a lit of the ten best lyricist alive!

    1)Krs-One
    2)Nas
    3)Canibus
    4)Joell Ortiz
    5)Method Man
    6)Gza
    7)Big Daddy Kane
    8)Kool G. Rap
    9)Busta Rhymes
    10)Jay-Z

  • Trickdd

    Its Hottest in the Game not the best that means whos selling albums and gots Skillz so ima Be Real. Lil Wayne Hottest right now, Second I would say Kanye,Third The Game,Fourth 50,Fifth T.I. ,Sixth Young Jeezy,Seventh Ludacris,Eighth Jay-Z,Nineth Plies, Last But Not Least Nelly. These are not my Favriote rappers even though I like them all but this is how I think it is gunna go And if Eminem had something to do with it he would be number 1. Now Hears my Top ten alive (1)Eminem.(2)Trick Daddy.(3)Young Buck.(4)Smitty.(5)Ludacris.(6)Shyne.(7)Young Jeezy.(8)Snoop Dogg(9)Chamillionaire and his brother Rasaq(10)50/50 Twin. I fuck with alot of them boyz from Texas Big Tuck DSR Tumzilla Lil Keke, CootaBang, Mike Jones,UGK, SwishaHouse,Screw,Lil Flip,Juvenile all the Hot Boyz,JT Money, I like that underground shit E-40 Mac Dre anything that aint suga coated are waterd down down

  • ceezy4sheezy

    The top 10 list of who’s hot right now will probably include (not in any particular order)

    1. lil wayne
    2. rick ross
    3. plies
    4. young jeezy
    5. t.i (he might fall down a couple of spots tho)
    6. 50
    7. kanye
    8. lupe fiasco
    9 souljah boy(for that bullshit song he put out)
    10. young buck/ bun-b

  • ceezy4sheezy

    i forgot about jay-z shit my list is fucked

  • saun

    here’s my list(no order)
    lupe
    cassidy
    ludacris
    Pusha t
    Ar.AB
    kanye
    wayne
    the game
    fabolous
    plies
    now i think that wayne shouldnt b number 1 again, cuz he not that hot n e more

  • Anonymous

    MAC MUTHAFUKIN DRE FOR LIFE…THIZZ OR DIE U BEEZIES. R.I.P MAC “Andrea Hicks” DRE