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