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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, 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

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