NEWS: Kanye West Named “Hottest MC in the Game” By MTV

Kanye West was crowned the “Hottest MC in the Game” Friday night by the MTV News hip-hop brain trust. The Grammy-winning rapper topped Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and Snoop Dogg, who rounded out the top five.West landed at number five on last year’s list, which Weezy easily soared to the top of. The New Orleans rapper’s stock seemed to drop due to the time it’s taking for him to deliver his long-waited Tha Carter III album.’Ye’s last 12 months have been nothing short of outstanding. The Chicago lyricist bested 50 Cent in their much-hyped SoundScan showdown, notched a number one album with his third LP, Graduation, and has sold out seats for weeks now on his “Glow In The Dark.” The Roc-A-Fella rapper also lost his mother, Donda West, to complications that arose from cosmetic surgery. He immortalized her in performances overseas and at last year’s Grammy performance. To say that Kanye has been resilient is an understatement.50 Cent landed at number six on the list, rising two spots from his eighth place standing previously. The G-Unit general rebounded with several solid mixtape efforts and the launch of his new business venture, ThisIs50.com.Lupe Fiasco, Young Jeezy, Andre 3000, and T.I. make the complete top-ten list.Ross, Snoop, and Lupe were the only new additions compared to the 2007 edition.-Rodrigo Lopez

  • oops

    ay

    • no way

      this list was wak…it was made by old men tht call themselves “experts” in the hip hop industry. its the younggunz whu should b makin this list…the present…not the past.
      here is wat the list should be:

      1. lil wayne – even when he spits garbage ppl think its hot
      2. Ye – hes on alot of shit so i gotta give it up
      3. rick ross – on everything
      4. 50 cent – started an empire…is talked about all the time…has ridiculous songs that get radio play everytime
      5. Jeezy – trapstar gone commercial and ereyone love him
      6. jay-z – still got a crazy flow but personally i thkn he should quit
      7. game – new shit comin out…records always blow
      8. T.I. – king of the south
      9. sean kingston – the kids love his shit n he be puttin out some hot tracks
      10. Boosie – the south love him i seen goons wildin wen his shit hit the stereo

      so thats my top ten hate it or love it

      • MOE

        SEAN KINGSTON? DUDE IS NOT HIP HOP AT ALL. JUST FOR THAT YOUR WHOLE LIST IS DISQUALIFIED. FUCK OUTTA HERE WITH THAT R&B POP BULLSHIT NIGGA.

        • omg lol

          lol…

      • Seanstar

        And where the hell is Luda? I know he in between albums but damn.. and Em?

        What the hell kinda list is this?

      • FATJOESUCKSCOCK

        sean kingston?…what the fuck kind of drugs is u on nigga cuz i wanna try dat shit!!!!

      • Justice4all

        Boosie belongs on no one’s list ever. C’mon man, what does this guy even talk about? Nothing. Rick Ross does his best Boss Hogg rendition daily on every song he does and Jeezy get’s murked on everone’s single, I respect your list but it’s flawed. Jigga, Game, T.I. and Ye should be at the top because the spit fire, sell records and have a great presence in the industry.

      • CJ

        WOW sean kingston.. name one hot bar he’s ever spit, you and him need to KILL YOSELF

    • royaltz

      WOW!!!!!THEY PLACE ANDRE2000,LUPE FIASCO,50CENT,SNOOP DOGG(NOT TO HATE ON),AND T.I. OVER “THE GAME”!!!!!WOW,DID 50 PAY THEM FOR THAT.WHAT DID 50 LAST ALBUM DO?WHAT DID LUPE DO?WHAT HAS ANDRE2000 DONE RECENTLY?HOW IS T.I. HOT WHEN HE AINT DROP NOTHIN?I FUCK WITH SNOOP CAUSE THAT THE DOUBLE OG!BUT TO KNOCK GAME FROM TOP 10 HE SHOULD MURDER MTV LIKE HE DID 50CENTS(FUCKIN RAT).LOST ALOT OF RESPECT FOR MTV.LAST WHY DO THEY STILL DICK RIDE JAY-Z?HIS QUALITY OF WORK HAS DROPPED LATELY ON HIS LAST FEW ALBUMS.NIGGAS NEED TO MOVE ON AND STOP DICK RIDIN THAT BIG LIP NIGGA.HE DONT WONT NO PROBLEMS WITH GAME!!!(LISTEN TO MY BITCH)AND WE ALL KNOW HE DONT WANT TO SEE NAS!!BIG UP’S TO JEEZY,WEEZY,KANYEEZY,AND ALSO THE BOSS RICKY ROSS.HE HAD A GREAT YEAR.

      • LyricalBoheamoth

        Hold up dude the game in no way a better lyricist than Lupe man are you kidding me.Game is all about being gangsta and killin and dissin niggas but that ain everything about hip-hop man.But I think the game can out rhyme Gay-Z any day man cause to much niggas be on his dick like a condom man. Forget him Game is good biggups to him but I dont think he is ready yet for Lupe,snoop or 50.A nigga like T.I. I dont know how he got up there either. My Boy Luda should be in the top ten he better than most of them especially T.T. “So please stay off the T-I-P of my Dick.”

      • SouthCakC23

        Homie, choke ya self for even thinking that The Game is better than Andre 3000. As a matter of fact, go round up all ya homies and tell ‘em that shit all at the same time so that they can all beat ya ass for that ign’ant comment.

        LMFAO at anybody thinking the game is even worthy of fixing Andre 3000 a glass of water; much less being better than 3 stacks as an artist.

  • paychexx

    the nigga buttahman lost a lotta points when that dude actually manted souljah on that list.

    i mean the never really talked about lyrics until jayz

    i think them muhfauckas sip with wayne

    kanye west no.1

    peace

  • chitown STAND UP!

    1st?

  • SofaKing

    10. T.I.
    9. ANDRE 3000
    8. YOUNG JEEZY
    7. LUPE FIASCO
    6. 50 CENT
    5. SNOOP DOGG
    4. RICK ROSS
    3. LIL WAYNE
    2. JAY Z
    1. KANYE WEST

    wow Ross is hella , Jeezy is low
    Jeezy>Ross
    Fuck MTV!! The Game bitches

  • biggie

    Thats all yall soft niggaz ride on kongayz dick g-unit still run this rap shit even if yall mtv faggots r blind!

  • Trickdd

    Not bad MTV not bad I dont see Jay Being number 2 but its all good. Alot of talent in the list

  • LBDII

    I agree with all of it except that I would have Lupe ahead of Snoop.

  • http://www.webcrawler.com what it do?

    kanye is whack. Real talk

    • I GO 4 MINE

      NO YOU WACK. SCOOBY

  • fg

    it should have been jay.had his tenth number one topping elvis,went platnum,,sold out tour which was the bggest hip hop tour so far and signed a 150 million dollar record deal.

  • MalakiDaGod

    KANYE DESERVED DAT NUMBER ONE SPOT FUCK WUT U HEARD, THE GLOW IN THE DARK TOUR IS CRAZY IF YOU AINT EXPERIENCE IT YET ITS LIKE A LIFE WITOUT PUSSY LMAO HAHA AND FINALLY JAY GETS HIS RESPECT AS THE NUMBER TWO ABOVE WAYNE!! LUPE FIASCO SHOULD OF BEEN NUMBER 3 I DNT KNW HOW ROSS EVEN MADE TOP 5 WOW U GOTTA BE KIDDING AND 50 SHOULD OF BEEN NUMBER 5

  • WTF

    what does mtv know about hot MC’s what did they take a break from the hills and a shot at love for five minutes to put this list together. i could see if the actually played videos anymore but shit they have sold out worse then the so called MC’S on the list
    10. T.I.(should be higher on the list)
    9. ANDRE 3000( should be higher on the list)
    8. YOUNG JEEZY( thats a good spot for jezzy)
    7. LUPE FIASCO( underated)
    6. 50 CENT(overrated curtis was hella huff)
    5. SNOOP DOGG (overrated not hotter than lupe)
    4. RICK ROSS( shouldnt be on the list)
    3. LIL WAYNE (dont like his music but underrated)
    2. JAY Z( overrated)
    1. KANYE WEST (they had to make him number one or he would cry about it, graduation was weak. his first to LP’s were classic the third is just over hyped bullshit)

    • ga_finest08

      they should of had u on the panel

    • PA love

      you read my mind WTF amazingly written my friend.. fuck Ye

    • NAWLEDGE

      @WTF: CO-FUCKIN-SIGN!!

      You read my mind, my dude. These niggas gave bullshit excuses why not to put niggas higher on the list. Once they got to Jay Z, they started talking about lyrics, and that his album and lyrics put him in the top 5.

      THAT MEANS THAT ANDRE 3000 AND LUPE SHOULDVE BEEN IN THE TOP 5!! Shit, Im from Miami and all, and I fucks with Ross new album (shit hard), but it aint got shit on Lupe’s album, seriously.

      This wouldve been my list

      10. 50 Cent (chill with all the beef Curtis. We dont believe you, you need more ppl.)
      9. Wayne (where’s the album???)
      8. Young Jeezy (good spot)
      7. Snoop Dogg (good album)
      6. T.I (that jail shit fucked him up)
      5. NAS!!! (more aticipated than Carter III)
      4. Lupe Fiasco (MUCH better spot)
      3. Andre 3k (No album, but its Andre. Nuff said)
      2. Kanye West (Did his thang this year but, NOT #1 IN THE GAME.)
      1. Jay Z (American Ganster, World Tour, 150 million dollar record deal, c’mon now!!)

      HONORABLE MENTION:
      Crooked I (52 tracks?! Need the album!! He’ll be there next year)
      Rick Ross (obvious reasons)
      Plies (doing the damn thang.)
      Solja Fag (doing his thang, even tho its killing hip hop)
      Cassidy (near classic album)

      If the list would’ve went that way, maybe MTV would get more credibility.

  • israel

    AND NAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????

    NAS IS THE BEST

    • MOE

      NAS DIDN’T PUT UP ENOUGH WORK THIS YEAR BUT WHEN HIS ALBUM DROPS HE;LL BE IN THERE NO DOUBT.

  • http://WTF S on my Chest

    What’s Ricky doing on there? He’s boring! 50 should have been top 5 and where’s game? With LAX on the way he’s been making some moves recently. Well done Ye you deserve that shit even if your album wasn’t what it should have been. Yo one more thing WTF is snoop on there for???? I like the big dawg but top 10???? Your dreaming.

  • ej

    it ain’t what the panel think it is what the fans think.
    hottest mc in the game
    right now

    The panel And what i think

    1.Kayne West
    got it because the verse barry bonds

    2.Jay-z
    kill mayback music

    3.Lil’Wayne
    is the best rapper alive.the cater 111 is going best june 10 get it.should be number 1

    4.Rick Ross
    the only thang i have say is im the biggest boss you then seen this far.

    5.Snoop dog
    getting kinda old with that same ass flow.bring something to the game like a ghost writer my bad u got one all ready

    6.50 cent
    lets the fame go to is head.the only way 50 stays in the spotlight is to start beef with everyone.when fif was cold that was when get rich or die tryin.now he is a fucking beef machine.

    7.Lupe fiasco
    he kinda weird to me with the way he rhyme

    8.Young Jeezy
    can tear up anything he jump on.

    9.Andre 3000
    made just one thang good last year,and that was on with ugk.how in the hell can they put andre on this year and we have not seen him since last year.i thought they say the hottest mc in the game for right now not last year.

    10.T.I
    should not on the list because he was lock for a long damn time.

    soulja boy
    did bring a new thang into the game by making dance music.it ain’t nothing wrong with that.it just like when lil’jon made crunk music.so why hate on him.see we have mc’s music the crunk music and now we have the dance music.so don’t hate when soulja boy make dance music alright.

    • SouthCakC23

      “9.Andre 3000
      made just one thang good last year,and that was on with ugk.how in the hell can they put andre on this year and we have not seen him since last year.i thought they say the hottest mc in the game for right now not last year”

      ******************************************
      Have you been on solitary confinement or something? Let’s not forget any of the remixes he’s done in the pas 12 months, or the fact that he has his on cartoon series. Or how many movies he’s been in.

      Did you miss Dre’s “3000 Something” on DJ Drama’s “Gangsta Grillz” ablbum? did you miss Dre’s shit on “The Art of Story Tellin Part 4″? Did you miss his NEW shit out on Big Boi’s “Royal Flush”? All three have come out officially in the last 6 months; and you mean to tell me he’s not currently one of the hottest MC’s doin it right NOW?

      Royal Flush is one of the hottest songs out right now. WTF have you been?

      So yes, Andre 3000 is and always will be one of the tighest, hottest, relevant artists in the game as long as he is still breathing.

      Andre 3000 foreva spitten flames….his lyrics stay leavin 3rd degree burns in ya brain. So try gettin off that elementary wack shit and graduate to something that 3 stacks spit. (didn’t intend any of that to rhyme; just happened that way)

  • WOWZ

    Game is weak anyway booo

  • milo

    RICK ROSS SHOULDNT B ON DAT LIST…
    seriously hes nuthing but a fat man..
    i dunno whether lupe shud b on the top but HE DIFINITELY SHUD BE HIGHER on tha list.

  • milo

    and yea i agree wid israel..
    NAS SHUD BE ON THE LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • P-Killa

    When are you idiots going to realize that this list is HOTTEST MC NOT BEST LYRICIST, I’ll say it again, HOTTEST MC NOT BEST LYRICIST. TI was where he should have been T.I. Vs T.I.P. was his worst but people still bought the album and big shit poppin was jammin. Everyone else ’nuff said. Nas should even be in the vicinity of this list. Name one of his songs that your mom would ever know. I bet she knows who at least 5 people on this list are.

    Out Bitches…They should’ve never gave you niggas money!!!!!

  • HAHAHA

    Andre 3000??? WTF! JEEZY??? WTF! RICK ROSS??? HAVE YA LOST YA FREAKIN MIND???!!! Where is Game? Where is Nas?

  • http://www.myspace.com/war089 McLovin

    they look like they got the list rite.. just not in the rite order.. but they did better than i expected.. lol..

    http://www.myspace.com/war089

  • Rockcity

    Do you really think Nas should be on the same list as Wayne Ross and Jeezy??? Naw. But ne way, what was the criteria for this bullshit ass list??

    • akaTheRealist

      in terms of hotness or greatness?
      Doesn’t really matter. Nas would KO every one of them.
      lay off the crack buddy.

  • Khayan from the Bronx

    I kinda agree with the list. I really think Jay Z should have been # 1. With dropping American Gangster and being on the hottest tour in the last 5 years and smashing every remix he jumped on. Plus all the power moves. He deserve the #1 spot. I have no idea how u even bring up “soldier boy” name is the same breath as those great MC’s. Snoop should also be a little higher. His music has been fire this year. Life of the party is smashing the clubs right now. NICE TRY MTV

  • jm

    and nas !!!!where is he .kanye is really good ok jay z too but damn !!!!nas is the man and rick ross is a fat joke .50 a hater, too much money and no hip hop spirit.finally this list sucks real hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Khayan from the Bronx

    Oh Yeah. I almost forget. Andre 3000 number 9 on the list is a fucking joke.

  • http://www.rochesterinsider.com T-Easy

    I like that MTV is doing something like this, getting back to tha music and all, but the list is off!

    Where the fuck is Game? It’s like that put 50 and Snoop so high cuz they whined about last year’s list. Snoop is weak. How could you take him over Game. And WTF – Rick Ross? Seriously. Thought Pusha T and Fat Joe shoulda got some consideration too.

    http://www.rochesterinsider.com

  • Bawls

    I watched the show and what I took from it was that the panel seemed “MAD GAY”, with that said it only made sense that they would vote the King of “Fag Rap” no.1… But based on their criteria you could make a reasonable argument for almost anyone on that list(except for 3000, I guess that was another nod to the queerness running amuck in the game at this time). Also, based on their criteria(meaning not my personal opinion) it was no way to leave off…Eli Porter(probably the hottest in the game right now!) Soldier Boy, Game, or Jim Jones.

  • BX POSTER CHILD

    JIM JONES IS THE REAL LOSER DIS YEAR AROUND LMAO. IN THE WORDS OF HIS GREAT ADVERSARY:
    “FELL FROM TOP 10 TO NOT MENTIONED AT ALL”

  • J

    BULLSHIT

  • Chris S

    Buttahman should be shot

  • AG

    MTV is always wrong…. I though it was the hottest mc’s that r out. Andre 3000 should not be on the list…rick ross should not be at 4….Weezy should be num 2 and Hov 3…50 and gunit has been killing mixtapes…50 needs to be lower…Lupe album is k but he should be higher…. other artist like fabolous, Bun B, and Ludacris should have least been talk about… my list would look like this

    1.Kanye
    2.Weezy
    3.Hov
    4.50 Cent
    5.Young Jeezy
    6.6-10 i dont know

  • DenC

    Fuck MTV. who comes up with shit? taht whack nigga Buttaman? all they care is who sells most and who they play most on mtv. leave out the game. He got the Most public votes! FUCK MTV

  • Rodjilius

    oh i see i thought they put ross at number 1 well this is definately a better decision oh well tho dont really matter to me

  • J~Ray

    Top 10..point, blank, period:

    Right Now:
    Wayne
    3 Stacks
    T.I
    Kanye Tidda
    Jeezy
    H.O.V
    Ross
    Nas (yes, i said Nas)
    Lupe
    Fat Joe (give tha man sum credit)

    All Time:
    BIGGIE (HATE ON DAT)
    2Pac
    Jigga
    Nas
    Ice Cube (Today was a good day, nuff said)
    KRS-One
    Weezy (holdin it down so far)
    Rakeim
    3 stacks
    T.I.

  • datt good

    list is wack. here’s mine
    1. jigga is the best alive still
    2. ye deserves number 2 for the glory alone.
    3. lupe’s cool shit was on another level.
    4. wayne’s been leakin more sound box shit but he’s still doin his thing, can June 10 come ne slower.
    5. trilla was hot, ricky did his thing.
    6. the game, big dreams n cop killa put him on his plateau.
    7. tip is still doin his thing with a years jail time comin up, want more leaks…
    8. 3 stack is jus wanna the best out there period so we’ll let him on for his random remix appearances.
    9. d-o-double g can do whatever he wants. give him 9.
    10. jeezy, jus cause after get rich 50 fell off.

  • REAL TALK 08

    Yo..’YE being number 1 was koll wit me!…I chose Lupe becuz its 2008!..but,Graduation was my fave album of ’07..I’m shocked Lil’ Wayne was number 3…but,I am very glad SoulJah Boi tell’em did not make the list!..Andre 3000 and Jay-Z would not have been on my list though..they r great rappers..but they r not current!

  • REAL TALK 08

    Yo..’YE being number 1 was koll wit me!…I chose Lupe becuz its 2008!..but,Graduation was my fave album of ’07..I’m shocked Lil’ Wayne was number 3…but,I am very glad SoulJah Boi tell’em did not make the list!..

  • REAL TALK 08

    NAS gets honerable mention…Hip Hop Is Dead and his upcoming album NIGGER makes him a huge contender..Lupe should have at least been top 5…above Snoop!…and Jay-Z’s American Gangster did not have any mega-hits..dat tour is for die hard Jigga fanz..the best thang he did was marry Beyonce…

  • Enoch

    Why would I trust the opinion of a bunch of white people who have no idea what the essence of hip hop is when the say Kanye is the best? Huh? you lettin a bunch of coporate scum tell you who the best rapper is you slaves, Ya’ll niggaz is pop culture to death.. There aint nobody here who authentic

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  • -Blakk kinG-

    Rick Ross is garbage he shouldnt even be on the list…Lupe shoulda been in the topp…he better than most niggaz on durr….bout tyme the gave Kanye some much deserved credit, IDK mann Wayne is kind fallin off, his leak and mixtapes songs r wey better than this carter 3 single(s) shit comin out, im glad the game and jim jones didnt make the list this time, sheesh, fuckin wack although the documentary is a classic, he just been fallin off ever since, Jay-z, its just a popularity conest, i dont think he shoulda been number 2, no dis, hes a livin ledgend, butt idk, 50 cent, i xpected more from curtis…:-( yayo is garbage, Andre 3000 shoulda been waY HIGHER, T.I. is fallin off, i feel Ludacris way more, why tha fuck he aint on here??? once again what the fuck is rick ross doin on this list, thats like puttin khaled name on here he is garbage, jeezy made the list i kan digg it, and last thing..Lupe is Underated…….

  • MISTAH FOURFIFTHTEEN

    WHY DO Y’ALL ALWAYS PUT NO SENSE INTO WHY NIGGAS ON THE TOP 10. WE TAKING ABOUT GOOD MUSIC. WHO IS THE NUMBER ONE RAPPER NOT BECAUSE OF MONEY. SKILLS AND ROCKING THE CROWD. OPENING YOUR MIND UP TO NEW SHIT. THATS WHY THE BEST RAPPERS ARE DEAD.THEM MTV NIGGAS AT LEAST SHOW PLIES, BUN B , FAT JOE,FACE MOB.JAY-Z SUCKS THAT NIGGA IS PUSHING FORTY SAME THING ABOUT TOO SHORT LET THE YOUNG NIGGAS RUN THE RAP GAME.FUCK THESE OLD RAPPERS. THESE OLD RAPPERS WASN’T GETTING NO LOVE FROM PAC. I ONLY TIME I HEARD OF THESE RAPPERS WASN’T UNTIL PAC WAS DISSING YOU. THEN PAC DIED ALL THESE NOBODYS WANT TO BE KING OF NEW YORK. LIL WAYNE IS COOL BUT HE MIGHT BE BI SEXUAL. KISSING BABY SHIT IS GAY. I NEVER KISS NIGGAS IN FAM BAM FUCK NO.

  • http://Bayontop.com E.S.O. boy

    Why are niggas saying NAS should be on the list…. He hasn’t dropped any new matieral this year. Those tracks off his new album are rumors…

  • Ramz

    ALIVE -

    GAME
    NAS
    T.I
    PAPOOSE
    CROOKED I
    JIGGA

    DEAD -

    PAC
    BIG
    BIG L
    BIG PUN

    • punda

      good fuckin list!

  • Benjamin

    dumbass people saying american gangsta had no hits. yea it did not have any commercial hits but it was by far the best album of the year. notice i said album not ringtone hit its good mtv notices things like this for once. damn i put wayne on the same level as nate dogg he has some kick ass guest appearances. my opinion if you cant put out a good complete cd your ass does not deserve to be considered in the top ten only teenie boppers think otherwise.

  • JP

    the day i see crooked i, Ya Boy saigon, and joell ortiz will be a good day
    Young Buck
    Game
    and Nas should be on there

  • brill

    I dont understand people. All this Jay-z dick ridin hatin….its too much. Ya’ll’s favorite rapper wayne will tell u jay aint nothin to mess with. And america gangster was the hottest album next to lupe’s. then they say he’s too old. well that jus makes ya fav rapper look bad. if a nigga thats almost 40 can run circles around them. I mean i kno its lonely at the top but fuck at least u can avknowledge that he’s there. how many number one albums this nigga got? what deal he jus sign? who he married too? what was that movement he had in africa? sean bell’s wife got what from him? what tour is he headling over seas? get the fuck outta here with that hatin shit……………

    • $ykotic

      Real talk. And you know he got stock in that Kanye product. Ain’t he signed to the Roc?
      Jay got his finger on 1-2 in the game.

      Brilliant!

      p.s. 2 all: Y the hate on Dre 3k? Son got years in the game. Check the resume. He seem a little hungry nowadays. Nas and Game should have been on the list too.

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    Man yall hatin on Ross saying he shouldn’t be on the list at all. If you feel like that name 10 rappers “hotter” than him at the moment. I bet any list you can make up without him on will have some rappers there that aint did jack in the last 6 months

  • http://www.yallcrazyashell.co rey

    how yall not gonna have eminem on the list, this is my list! 1.pac 2.jay 3.big 4.nas 5.eminem 6.techn9ne 7.jadakiss 8.crooked 9.kurrupt 10.wayne

  • moresickaMC

    50 should be higher…he has the two hottest mixtapes of the year,Lupe should be higher otherwise decent list

    • WANG

      yea lupe should b higher….but not 50!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com …..123

    I DONT AGREE WITH THAT LIST AT ALL
    WHO GIVES A DAMN HOW HOT THEY ARE!..
    ALL I CARE ABOUT IS WAT THEY RAP ABOUT..
    AND LIL WAYNE IS STRIAT GARBAGE!..
    BUT THEN AGAIN I DONT REALLY LIKE MAINSTREAM
    RAPPERS..

  • raju

    where is the PHUCK IS pusha t?

    remember, this is the most popular rappers out now. not the best.

    • Big Jay

      True the eff out of the last half of this comment.

  • DoubleClutch

    where was pusha t on the list…nigga jumping on so many remixes like wayne…MTV dont know shit about hip-hop anyways…when the last time anyone saw a rap video on MTV?

  • The Doctors Advocate

    ONCE THE GAME DROPS LAX HE GON BE ARTIST OF THE YEAR ALONG WITH ALBUM OF THE YEAR PERIOD..IF HE HADNT OF PUT G UNIT AND 50 IN HIS PLACE FIFTY WUDA STILL BEEN DISSN EVERYONE SO THEY SHUD REALISE GAME DID ALL THEM RAPPERS A FAVOUR..

    LAX ALBUM OF THE YEAR COP IT WEN HE DROP IT..
    “GOIN PLATINUMS NOT AN OPTION”

    G G G G G G G G G UNOT!!!!

  • BUCK MARLEY

    WHAT THE FUCK………
    FUCK KANYE WEST HIS ASS CAN SUCK A FAT DICK.
    #1???????????????/WHAT THE FUCK SHIT WAS EVEN WORTHY OF BUMPIN BESIDES FLASHING LIGHTS???????????????????????????NIGGA NEVER MADE HIS OWN MIXTAPE AND HE’S #1???? WOW FUCK MTV THEY DO NOT KNOW REAL HIP-HOP.

    REAL NIGGAS STAND UP!!
    KANYE WHEN I SEE U IN THE WACK CHA TOWN IMA FUCK UR BITCH ASS UP AND STAB U IN THE EYE. U DEFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF DONT DESERVE THAT SHIT.

    • KNICKO

      Let me guess you can’t afford to go 2 Kanye’s concert. Hater Kanye is the shit.He’s real hip-hop. U probably the type of wack nigga the wants Rocko on the list.LOL

  • http://www.thisis50.com alhamer

    no sign of DOJA ???
    LMAO

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Dapp

    All Time:
    2Pac
    Biggie
    Jay-Z
    Nas
    Rakeim
    Ice Cube
    Andre 3000
    KRS One
    T.I.
    Lil Wayne

  • lil87man

    WERE THE FUCK IS THE GAME?

  • UPNORTHBULLY

    ALL TIME

    1. B.I.G

    2. BIG L

    3 NAS

    4. BIG PUN

    5. D-BLOCK(ALL OF THEM EXEPT FOR J-HOOD)

    6. OUTKAST

    7. WU-TANG-CLAN

    8. BONE THUGS

    9. 8 BALL AND MJG

    10. C-N-N

    I NO THE LAST FEW WERE GROUPS BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS YAH FEEL ME

    THE REASON WHY 2PAC OR JAY-Z ARNT ON THE LIST IS BECAUSE I DONT FUCKEN LIKE EITHER OF THEM MOTHER FUCKERS POINT BLANK
    I JUST DONT LIKE ACTORS AND THATS WHAT THEY ARE IN MY EYES. I NO PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HATE BUT IM STICKING TO MY SHIT AND THATS THAT

    IF U LOOK UP TO A GUY THAT US TO BALLET DANCE AND GOT HIS FIRST BIG BREAK BY FUCKEN BLOW UP DOLLS ON STAGE THEN THATS ON U…..

  • KILLAKASH

    1ST.LIL WAYNE(KILLIN IT WIT OVER 300 SONGS IN ONE YEAR)
    2ND.50 CENT(ALOT OF PEOPLE DNT LIKE HIM BUT STILL LISTEN WEN HE COMES OUT WIT NEW SHIT)
    3RD.LUPE(CUZ HE IS HIS SELF NO BULLSHIT JUS LYRIC LIKE TELLING A STORY OYEA AND CHI~TOWN STAND ^ YA DIG.HA)
    4TH.ANDREA 3000(CUZ HE JUMPED IN THE GAME AND JUS STARTED KILLING SHIT)
    5TH.JEEZY(CUZ HE IZ JUS RAW.LOL)
    6TH.KANYE(CUZ HE WANTS TO B LIKE LIL WAYNE. HE IZ GOOD BUT NOT THA BEST.)
    RICK ROSS(HE’S BEEN KILLIN IT BUT HE CAN DO BETTER.

    & THE REST IZ UP TO THE MEDIA

    I DNT THINK THE GAME SHOULD EVEN BROUGHT UP
    HE SUCKS ASS HE A DICK RIDER HE JUS WANTS TO FOLLOW PEOPLE.

  • ARICE

    1.Kanye is on top because that nigga can spit and he put a lot of heart into his music
    2.HOV is the truth what do he gotta do to get respect from the haters ?
    3.swagger jacker+ man kisser=Lil wayne
    Plies what the fuck do he do that make niggas like him dude is sooooooooooo weak all he say is he a goone or he need a bus it baby son is pure trash…I’M 19 from Detroit n I can tell u now that the last real street niggas was Wu or any other NY niggas from 1999 and under…so niggas need to stop when they say that these wannabe 2008 paid in full niggas is real g’s !!!

  • http://aksdk.com YAY KANYE DID IT

    YAY KANYE ALL THE CRYING FINALY PAYED OFF U FINALLY WON SOMTHIGN FROM MTV! LOOKS LIEK MTV REALLY DOES LIEK THE BLACK MAN FIGURE… HAHA Weezy shoulda been 1 fuck kanye fuckign childish ass nigga crying about everything

  • WINKY LOKOTE

    KANYE WEST DA BEST MC?
    FUCK DAT!!!!!!!!!!

    I BET U MTV GAVE IT TO HIM SINCE HE BITCHED AND CRIED ALL THOSE TIMES FROM NOT WINNING THE GRAND AWARDS. FUCK KRYIN WEST….FUKIN PUSSY.

  • young rao

    what about eminem and big L on ur all time lists how the hell r these 2 not on anyones list

  • Truth

    mane 50 is GARBAGE. why is niggaz riding dis nigga d**k? we talkin bout MC’s here. dem f**k niggaz at MTV basing the winner on what they did for the year & how much $$$ they made. F**k dat. they need to be lookin at niggaz who will kill da mic point blank period. Weezy, T.I., Andre 3k, Eminem, Jigga. F**k a 50 cent… da nigga say da same sh*t all da time and niggaz be oooh & aahhh when he den said sum 2 albums ago. F dat nigga. and yeah, i aint gon front… Kanye do snap err now & then but my issue wit him is dat he need to stop telling the world he freestyling his ish. we knw u wrote it Ye! we knw dis mane! and who da hell is soulja boy? how in the blue hell did dude get on da list… dat nigga a joke. 1.

  • niggafrommemphis

    BUULLLSHIIIT!!Kanye all right and shit,but if he is the greatest (other than that katrina statement),he’s the greatest brat in the game,and that’s just the muthafuckin truth,no disrespect.

  • JiggaMan817

    none of yall no what real hip hop is i think the top 3 was coo. i think lupe should of been higher.

  • SEAN

    BOW WOW IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE, REAL TALK, HIS MIXTAPE IS FIERCE, YOU’LL SEE!

  • Come see about it

    1.Kanye West(Go to the concert and see why)
    2.Kanye West
    3.Jay-Z(Because he’s Hova)
    4.Lupe(Because most retards can’t comprehend what he’s spittin)
    5.50(mixtapes0
    6.The Game
    7.Rick Ross(The Boss
    8.Jezzy
    9.Dre 3000
    10.T.I
    10.

  • INJEKTR

    SO WUT AINT NO EXPERT HEARD OF IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE WITCH ALSO HAS A NEW ALBUM CUMMIN OUT, JOELL ORTIZ CANT NO ONE SAY HE AINT HOT, COMMONZ BEEN DOIN IT FOR A LONG ASS TIME AND HEZ STILL HOT WUT HAPPEN TO HIM ON THE TOP SPOTZ, AND WUD IT DO WIT SOULJA BOY LOL, I KNOW HEZ ON MY LIST…..TOP FIVE WORST

  • FATJOESUCKSCOCK

    THIS LIST LOOKS LOT LIKE “THE 10 MOST COMMERCIAL MCS IN THE GAME”…what the fuck does mtv know about the hottest mcs in the game…obviously nuttin judgin by the way that lil bullshit ass list looks!!!!..how the fuck can u have andre3000 on there and not eminem….neither of them have dropped nuttin and em is way hotter!…what about stack bundles(r.i.p.)…ransom….just cuz they havent dropped an official album? no one on that list is fuckin wit either of them…if u dont believe me go download a couple of their songs or buy 1 of their mixtapes!!…

  • MalakiDaGod

    IT SAY THE GAMES HOTTEST M.C.S NOT HIP HOPS MOST POPULAR RAPPERS!!! LIST WAS OK LIKE PUTTIN JAY-Z ABOVE WAYNE WAS SOMETHING I AGREED WITH AND KANYE IS NUMBER ONE OUT BUT LUPE SHOULD OF BEEN UP THAT LIST HES A TOP NOTCH LYRICIST WERE THE FUCK RICK ROSS CAME FROM?? SNOOP??? WTF WAS THAT THEY SMOKIN ON THAT SHIT AND SORRY ANDRE 3000 BUT CMON HE CAN RAP BUT WERES HIS SHIT AT? HE DROPS A SONG EVERY 3 MONTHS WITH A VERSE OK OOW DAT DOESNT MEAN ANYTHING

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE KiN CAMELL

    “PEACE,FROM THE BAY!
    & AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND, TO ALL.

    KANYE=DOPE/RAW/PURE.

    COME VIBE(ANYTIME);
    GOOGLE @KIN CAMELL
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    PEACE”-KiN CAMELL

  • J

    I dont see how anybody can make a list… without LUDA being on it!

    Its
    1. Lil Wayne
    2. Luda
    3. who cares who the next best are after them

  • Chad Biggz

    I agree wit the top 3. I feel like Soulja Boy should have made the list. I’m not a fan of his. But if it was on BET I guess the list would have been different. But go to youtube and see all those “crank dat” dances and tell me he ain’t hot. Don’t forget the nigga is gettin them “silly now”. Snoop shouldn’t have been on the list. His shit been out for 2 months. Has he sold 200K? I don’t think so. 50 prolly should have been 10. He’s put out some bull. TI been in the house he shouldn’t been on the list. Lupe should been higher. He was #1 for 9 weeks. But the list is made to get ppl talkin. And it has done that again. I believe most people can agree wit the top 3 even if your not a big fan of the three rappers.

    My list for the hell of it

    10. Wiz Khalifa
    9. Andre 3000
    8. The Game
    7. Soulja Boy
    6. Rick Ross
    5. Young Jeezy
    4. Lupe
    3. Lil Wayne
    2. Jay Z
    1. Kanye West

    Lmfao…Wiz made the list cuz he reps my hometown. And there aren’t 10 hot rappers out right now. I would have said Kweli or Nas. But they just hot to me. Just like Wiz. 412 got next…SAY YEAH!

  • Top 10 Dead Or alive

    1.Jay-z
    2.Nas
    3. BIG
    4. Pac
    5. Kanye
    5.The Game
    6. Weezy
    7. Kweli
    8. 50
    9. AZ
    10. Luda

  • Escobar

    Top 10 all time:

    2pac
    Nas
    Biggie
    Jay Z
    Immortal Technique
    Kanye West
    Eminem
    Ice Cube
    Scarface
    Snoop Dogg

  • eric

    jezzy should be at number at five
    this dude is on every remix hot now
    rick ross my nigga but they could have gave 50 number 4,say wat u want about the allbum IT STILL WENT PLAT
    i dont even how jay-z got up 2 number 2,he should be at number 6
    andre 3000 shouldnt be on dat list
    in the south niggaz love plies and boosie,im sayin dat they betta the andre but they hot right now

  • eric

    jezzy should be at number at five
    this dude is on every remix hot now
    rick ross my nigga but they could have gave 50 number 4,say wat u want about the allbum IT STILL WENT PLAT
    i dont even how jay-z got up 2 number 2,he should be at number 6
    andre 3000 shouldnt be on dat list
    in the south niggaz love plies and boosie,im sayin dat they betta the andre but they hot right now

  • Young A-Town

    The people who made this list SUCK! Weezy is the best but i see why he isnt number one because of no album. Where is Ludacris and The Game?

    1. Kanye – Number 1 Album and Sold Out Tour
    2. Jay Z – American Gangster
    3. Lil Wayne- Best Rapper Alive (No Album)
    4. Ludacris – Always Hot
    5. T.I. – King of The South
    6. The Game – Hot
    7. Andre 3000 – Hot
    8. Young Jeezy – Trapstar
    9. Lupe – Superstar
    10.Rick Ross – The Boss

    Honorable Mention
    Nas – No album
    Snoop – Not writing his lyrics
    Plies – Who hotter than me!
    50 cent – Didnt retire after Kanye Beat him

  • http://funnyfooty.blogspot.com young ito

    My list would have looked like this
    1. Kanye (cant fault him winning cos graduation was a hot album and will be seen as a classic)
    2. Weezy (Not liked a lot of his recent stuff but still hot and carter 3 should be a top album)
    3. The Game (cant believe he isnt on the list, cant wait for L.A.X)
    4. Lupe (a bit different but lyrically always on point)
    5. T.I. (despite all the jail shit he is still coming out with the goods)
    6. Jay-Z (didnt deserve 2nd on the list but needs to be in there)
    7. Nas (would be higher if he had put out more material)
    8. Jeezy (im liking jeezy, not the most talented but got charisma and enthusiasm)
    9. Young Buck (think the majority of his recent stuff has been hot and always underated)
    10. Luda (put some hot verses out and got good flow)

    also would consider:
    fabolous
    Snoop
    Bun B
    Juelz
    Ricky Ross
    Jibbs (joke)

  • MTV?

    First off Who gives a damn what MTV thinks and we all kno MTV plays wack music….Im sure every person has his own list accordin to what motivates u and makes u happy

  • Fuck You

    Man, all of you motherfuckers don’t know shit. Ya criticize MTV, but then come with whack ass list yourselfs. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jeexy…all these motherfuckers are garbage. They don’t even rap.

    Lil Wayne is trash, he can’t rap. He raps like a 5 year old, Ross is generic, run of the mill rapper, Jeezy raps like a 2 year old, Jay Z feel off, AG was okay though, T.i is alright, Kanye is okay, Lupe is good, 50 use ti be good, back in the day, Andree 3000 is good, but he hasn’t came out with anything in a while, not to mention Nas isn’t on that list, pretty much clarifies that list is bullshit. There isn’t even 10 hot rappers at moment in the first place, that are mainstream

    My List.

    1.Nas
    2.Lupe
    3.Kanye
    4.Game
    5.T.I.

  • Blah

    And yah need to stop calling Lil Wayne the best rapper alive, you have to be on crack to think he;s anywhere near the best, the guy is garbage, he kissed a man, his songs are the same bull that every other rapper is putting out nowadays, he sings about lollipops and shit, and raps like a 2 year old….the fuck is wrong with you guys, Weeze is trash.

  • truth

    I totally agree. Kanye is straight hip-hop. He has made himself stand out from the rest, even Jay. This dude is incredibly talent, he makes beat and can spit a few versus. I can’t argue that he has been given the title by MTV of #1 hip-hop artist this year and over jay his idle, not that’s crazzyyy!!!

  • Khari

    listen…u dudes gotta understand what the show is all about…they didn’t ask for the best mc’s or the best lyricists in the game…
    they’re talkin about the hottest mc’s…not necessarily the best rapper or performer…but some1 thas been keepin dey name hot and out there…got a bangin album nd blows a lot of tracks…the list should really go like this…

    10. Andre 3000 (idlewild album wuz crack/but missing on posse cuts)
    9. Lupe Fiasco (one of the all-time great albums of our generation (the cool), but quieted down pretty much, however, hip hop saved my life one of the best cuts on the radio today)
    8. Young Jeezy (songs like his new joint put on wif ‘ye and verses on Rick Ross’ luxury tax and usher’s love in this club, he’s keepin the flame alive)
    7. The Game (“pain” feat. keyshia cole is a banger, says this is his last album, let’s see if he pulls through)
    6. Jay-Z (doesn’t make top 5, took himself from def jam top spot, American Gangster’s luster dying down, hasn’t done a lot of cuts recently, but good job with dream, ross, nd upcomin ne-yo album)
    5. Snoop Dogg (should be higher, but sexual eruption and life of the party isn’t enough to stay hot for more than a couple months)
    4. Rick Ross (Should be switching spots with 50 but with the exception of speedin’ and boss, he has some serious bangers on his album that get no burn, ridiculous verse on DJ Khaled’s comeback single tho keep him in above snoop)
    3. 50 Cent (very subpar album,got destroyed in sales battle with Kanye, and has had some infighting with G-Unit. How does he stay at 3? Kept his name hot. The Game is coming out, make sure G-Unit stays hot, a brand new mixtape, definitely the hottest out, Fat Joe is dissappearing off of the map because of his prowess)
    2. Lil Wayne (could easily unseat Kanye at top spot,but he’s gotta make up his mind about the Carter. A Milli, Lollipop, Lollipop Remix and Got Money huge bangers, but we have no release date, and actually just came out with the drought 5. Maybe he should put all his mixtapes together and put ‘em in stores.)
    1. Kanye West (came off strong with 9/11 showdown, and kept his name hot. Still got a fresh video from homecoming a whole 8 months after album drop. Plus ridiculous, surreal voice box assisted verse on lollipop remix should keep him on people’s ipods for a while)

  • http://www.myspace.com/kingbrundage DAY-DAY

    That list is wack.Kanye is good but is also the most overrated.TI hasen’t done anything to deserve to be in the list.TO be honest i think the people pick the people they cool with to be on the list and did not go with who is actually the hottest.

  • J.R.

    1. Jay-Z
    2. Kanye
    3. T.I.
    4. Wayne
    5. Lupe
    6. Fabolous
    7. Jeezy
    8. Rick Ross
    9. Game/Luda
    10. 50 Cent

  • Be Mocked

    Any list that doesn’t acknowledge Black Thought is irrelevant; void on its face.

  • nick

    i thik Plies shouldve of been on instead of andre 3000

    and wat about DJ Khaled

    and one other person is does Akon count as hip hop if he does he shouldve bben on O yea and T-Pain

  • JTMONEY

    Add Nas and Game…50 and Dre 3000 out.

  • punda

    andre 3000 , nas and the game shoulda been top

  • Slink$t@

    Man, Ross isa gay, Bow wow is gayer… i dnt knw wat that boy was talkin bout bow wows mixtape, fk him… ye and andre should not b on tha list and neitha T.I….
    jigga is extending his time, he shoulda left it at black album, now evry1 gna rememba him 4 becoming lazy… he even made a mistake: on excuse me ft pharrell he talks about matrix then says “red, green pill, you live and you learn”… it was actuali red n blu, bt nuff of that mtv on his dick…

    Tru list

    1- Lil Wayne (sure lollipop u mite not like but its chart topping and plus u know u gna scramble for carterlll)
    2- Kanye (just bcos he shuda had an award, and evry1 likes his album)
    3(tied)- Lupe & 50 (coz lupes lyrics r sick an 50s mixtapes wer sickas hell)
    5- Luda
    6- Young jeezy
    7- Game
    8- Nas (for NIGGER)
    9- Cory Gunz (just for murdering wayne on a millie)
    10- DJ kHALED (not for himself bt 4 bringin out hectic bangaz wit his we the best album)

    nuff sed

  • SouthCakC23

    Some of y’all need to quick smokin or drinkin whateva that trash is that you are consuming or inhaling.

    For all of you clueless individuals that that keep ignorantly stating that 3 stacks isn’t current…..PUUUUUUHHHHHHHLEASE! go and listen to the following 3 songs that have dropped within the last 6 months which are from outkast and feature Dre 3000.

    3000 Something (DJ Drama – Gangsta Grillz 17)

    The Art of Story Tellin Part 4 (I can’t even count the mixtapes this track is on)

    Royal Flush (Big Boi’s first single off of his solo album “Sir Lucious Left Foot….Son of Chico Dusty”)

    The only thing Dre needs to do to be more relevant is to drop his solo album this year.

    Dre is more relevant than any in that list from MTV because he is not only one of the sickest lyrcists in the game….he’s lyrics actually contain substantive material. He’s not rapping about sellin dope and bitches and ho’s and any of that other childish trash. He’s tellin you that “making it rain” is ignorant based on the current state of our world today. He droppin knowledge on so many facets of life and you fools are still suckin on the nipple of ignorance.

    Take ya diapers off and grow up. Listen to some real grown man’s music.

    Big ups to Kanye tho’. He’s been on his grind the past 12 months….he deserved that #1 spot as well. shoulda been #1 Andre, #1a. Kanye

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  • theTruth

    errbody who named plies and soulja boy to the list need to jump off the nearest cliff.

  • The real Real Talk

    I thought the list was good (at least the top 10 that I seen, I didn’t see the rest), it’s about not just who’s good, but who’s hot at the time, and that’s pretty much what it reflects.

    Shit I’m a fan of Game like some of yall (yeah yeah gohead and hate), but his last album was in late ’06, so that’s why he aint gonna be on there.

    Although Andre 3000 is one of the best emcees ever, what did he do this year that put him on top? I agree wit lot of yall, not really a fan, but Plies blew up big.

    Point blank, I think there’s alot of better rappers out there, that just haven’t dropped albums in mad long and need to drop. Jada, Nas, and Em for example.

  • Rezzin/Northside

    -I aint gon lie rick ross shouldnt of been on that list he’s garbage nothing to exciting with his lyrics
    -lupe should have been higher
    -Snoop shouldve been lower
    -Nas shouldve been around 5 or something
    -Jeezys good where hes at
    -Andres good wheer he at
    -Jigga shouldve been a little bit lower sorry to say
    -Game shouldve got a spot somewhere by ten atleast
    -Fif shouldve been aournd 6
    -Outta wayne and yeezy i cant decide
    -But i think bun b shouldve been in there also come on now 2 trill gonna be a great album ugk
    but other than that its shouldve gone somthin like dat
    period

  • HORHAY THE GAY GUY

    oh shit im gonna cum!..ooo…ouuugh…ummmmmp….ahhhhhhhhhhh
    yes, all over weezy! lame ass nigga..

    i like kanye cus he supports homos like me!!!

    FAG 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO ELLEN!!!!

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  • dez

    HOTTEST RIGHT NOW
    1.WEEZY,,KANYE
    3.50 CENT
    4.JAY Z
    5.JEEZY

  • G

    10.Ghostface Killah
    9.Prodigy
    8.DMX
    7.Cassidy
    6.The Game
    5.Young Jeezy
    4.Jim Jones
    3.Kanye West
    2.Jay-Z
    1.50 Cent & The Unit

  • Realhiphop

    Man, I never usually comment on this website, but I feel like a have to right now. Most of you are straight fucked, ima tell you some straight facts, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Jay Z, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and all of those mothafuckas who you seem to worship are straight fuckin WACK compared to guys like Lupe and Nas and Andre.

    Currently top ten:

    1. Lupe Fiasco
    2. Ghostface Killah
    3. Nas
    4. Ice Cube
    5. Andre 3000
    6. Phonte
    7. Talib Kweli
    8. Murs
    9. Scarface
    10. AZ, WC, Papoose or the Game

    Of All Time:

    1. Nas
    2. Big L
    3. Wu Tang Clan ( Including Solo Projects )
    4. Kool G Rap
    5. Ice Cube
    6. Eminem
    7. AZ
    8. Scarface
    9. Outkast ( Old shit )
    10. Lupe Fiasco ( yeah I said it )

    Now smarten the fuck up and listen to some good music, not sayin that to all of you tho, cuz some of you know whats up, all of you name droppin Lupe, Andre and Nas, big ups to yall. peaace

  • freddy Vega$

    TOp 10:

    10-MURS-your rappers favorite rapper
    09-Reakwon-Killin the streets daily
    08-NAS-Nigga Please?
    07-Game-new shit is pretty hot, niggaz cant wait for his new shit to drop.
    06-Dre 3 Stacks-everything hes been on is heat
    05-Snoop-Changes the game with every album
    04-Jay Z- when he speaks, people listen
    03-Weezy F Baby-Please say the baby I dont feel him to much but yea when he drops he will be #1
    02-Lupe Fiasco-He cant be stopped
    01-Kanye-Nigga is DA TOP DOG cannot be stopped
    Others: Jeezy, TI, Fabolous, 50 Cent, Ghostface, Young Buck, Luda, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Papoose, ASEOP ROCK, Atomsphere, DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIAN!!

  • TUCK305MIA

    WHERE THE FUCK IS SCARFACE ON THE LIST. THE REALEST NIGGA IN THE GAME PERIOD…. THE LIST IS A JOKE. FACEMOB 4 LIFE… FUCK MTV

  • Bemocked

    Again, any list that doesn’t include Black Thought, under any rubric, has no credibility. Plies has a strong argument for anyone’s top 10 as well.

  • StunnaFamBranded

    Man wtf is wrong wit mtv?this ole garbage ass list.where is my nigga GAME at?him and snoop been holdin down the west tha last couple years..here’s my list and why:

    1.jay-z(this nigga been doin his thang since american gangster came out,and those that say it don’t have no hits yur fuckin lyrically retarded,he also just signed a 150 million dollar record deal,whoever else can get that for yo label wud get my number 1)

    2.weezy f.(he got tha WHOLE country waitin for c3 and all them mixtapes is fire)

    3.kanye(even though I don’t really like dis nigga he doin his thang wit that glow in tha dark concert)

    4.game(I guarantee when LAX drops its gonna be another classic)

    5.snoop(ego trippin is tha shit,he got tha clubs on smash wit life of da party)

    6.lupe(he’s one of my favorite artist right now becuz he raps about shit other than gangbangin and smokin)

    7.webbie(don’t fuckin hate on my BR nigga.he puttin it down wit savage life 2)

    8.rick ross(trilla got straight fire on it..a lot of real hood songs)

    9.boosie(another one of my BR niggas thas holdin it down.he aint bein compared to 2pac for nutn..)

    10.andre 3k(my nigga absolutely derserves to be higher but he aint dropped an album in a minute or a mixtape so he’s only 10)

  • NIggaPlz

    Ok what i dont understand is how did Jay-Z make number 2

    Exactly what new songs does he have

    And Kanye a bitch his music sounds like some gay ass POP

    his songs sound nothing like Hip-Hop or Rap

  • Ronnie jones

    Rick Ross, Lupe and Jeezy has been the most improved MC’s on the list so far. So here’s my top 10 for now.

    1 Lil’ Wayne
    2 Lupe Fiasco
    3 Kanye West
    4 Jay-Z
    5 Common
    6 Ludacris
    7 Andre 3000
    8 Ghostface Killa
    9 Jeezy
    10 Talib Kwali

  • Ronnie jones

    Rick Ross, Lupe and Jeezy has been the most improved MC’s on the list so far. So here’s my top 10 for now.

    1 Lil’ Wayne
    2 Lupe Fiasco
    3 Kanye West
    4 Jay-Z
    5 Common
    6 Ludacris
    7 Andre 3000
    8 Ghostface Killa
    9 Jeezy
    10 Talib Kwali

    Honarable Mention:
    The Game
    Shawna
    Devin The Dude

    That’s my Top 10. If you don’t like it then I can give a shit because the list will always change EVERY SINGLE YEAR!!! Enjoy yourselves.

  • DJdavidjoel

    This is true if you listen to nothing but Rap that comes from major labels. This is MTV’s list of “Top MC’s”, not real Hip-Hop heads. No disrespect at all if you agree with the list, but I have to respecively dissagree.

  • http://apokolypz.blogspot.com Tony

    t.i. deserves it if u’ve heard his last single/ game is FIRE!!! and KAnye and Wayne are too. Definately Lupe and Andre 300. Ricky Ross and 50 shoudln’t even be on there. oh hell naw young jeezy shouldn’t be on there. jay-z is bad ass but he aint done shit lately. i think some ppl on their should be like…Chamillionaire, he’s always doin somethin good, but they always forget his ass. i dont really care bout who else. just had to say that..

  • Youngsouth23

    My List:
    1.Kayne West-He never dissappoints with his albums or quality of music. Plus is damn concerts What?!?! He on top
    2.Lil Wanye-His delivery is crazy on a good song but his last few songs been a lil suspect we are going to have to wait for the Carter 3 come out and see whats up.
    3.Andre 3 Stacks-This nigga is just crazy with his, I mean I just can’t wait till he come out with his next.
    4.Ludacris-Dude just be on point with his too. You can understand and hear what he actually says. He is def hot.
    5.Game-he is def putting west coast back on the map. That new shit with Miss Cole is def a west coast banger.
    6.Lupe Fasico-He is something serious from the midwest so is common, so I will put them on 6 togther.
    7.T.I.-Is def a hot nigga in the south. Can’t wait till paper trail come out.
    8.Jeezy and Ross hot to me in the south so I put them both up here.

    I can’t think of nobody else thats hot. Def would not have put 50 on this list cuz nigga fell of after Get Rich. Jay-Z and Nas on some other shit like Pac and Biggie so I would not even put them on this list.

  • SouthCakC23

    some of you Kats are killin me. You illiterate mufukas keep sayin Dre 3000 hasn’t done shit in a while; yet he’s been on 3 of the hottest songs that have come out in the last 6 months.

    His verses on “The Art of Story Telling Part 4″ and “Royal Flush” take elephant shits on everyone of the verses that your favorite rappers have spit in the last 5 years.

    Do ya selves a favor and go listen to “The Art of Storytelling Part 4″ and “Royal Flush”.

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

      man fuck MTV, em niggas is dick ryding faggots why the fuck you niggas putting Jigga so high up the list when the nigga didn’t do shit,apart from signing a crazy deal but what the fuck does that got to do with hip-hop music in general his last 2 albums have been garbage,Fuck Weezy 2 the nigga aint realeasing shit but that pussy-ass-tpaine-wanna-be bull shity single and I don’t give a fuck if he was #1 on the charts cos bull shit sells these days and where the fuck is Game?
      thr top 10 rappers of all time
      1.2pac
      2.biggy
      3.Em
      4.Nas
      5.ice cube
      6.jigga
      7.rakim
      8.game
      9.andre 3000
      10.redman&method

  • illp

    ok my top 10 of best rapper alive #10.young jeezy cause right now he is on is prime he got them gangsta lyrics is song are hot he got the street credibility.#9.gonna go whit snoop dogg he theyre since a while he got some classic song that will always be on hip hop best songs #8.young buck i know it might be crazy of puting buck in front of snoop but buck is one of the wild nigga in the south lyrics song are crazy never gonna put bulshit out#7.prodigy like that’s one of the best rapper of all time lyrics are crazy each album mobb put out classic#6.the game im not a fan of game but as now he is the one that’s making the west still in life#5. t.i. like king of the south no dout he is at lees here#4.50 cent dont give a fuck what ppl will say 50 is the man he remake a new era in hip hop cause betwen 97 and 03 hip hop whas not here as when 50 arrive#3.lil wayne like nigga is a bomb in i think 08 ganna be a weezy year#2.jay z#1.nas my opinion nas is the best rapper after 2pac nas is the best lyrical nigga out here here my top 10 i know had rapper that could and should had been here like eminem and like papoose kanye west fabolous or jadakiss

  • JAYSTAR

    this is the real list

    1.Lil wayne (hottest bars out there)
    2.Kanye (every song he put out hits the radio)
    3.Rick Ross (is on everything)
    4.Lupe (bars are mad hott)
    5.Jeezy (taking over the commercial game)
    6.Wiz Khalifa (young but spits truth)
    7.Game(brought and still brings the west back)
    8.Drake (someone needs to sign him listen to that millie freestyle or any of his songs)
    9.Andre 3000 (hasnt spit yet again but when its the moment he brings it)
    10. who gives a fuck

  • SouthCakC23

    @ JAYSTAR:

    “9.Andre 3000 (hasnt spit yet again but when its the moment he brings it)”

    In the last 6 months….

    “The Art of Story Telling Part 4″

    In the last 3 months….

    “Royal Flush”

    go find them and listen to them.