MTV’s ‘Hottest MCs In The Game’

MTV2 aired their “Hottest MCs In The Game” special this weekend. Below is the list of the top 10 MCs right now as chosen by the MTV News panel. This is not a greatest of all time list. When picking the list, MTV looked at the most prominent MCs of the past year or so and factored in the following: straight-up skills, success (both musical and entrepreneurial), impact on the game, an MC’s cool factor, and how they carry themselves on and off recordings. These are the results:

10. Jim Jones
9. Common
8. 50 Cent
7. Jay-Z
6. Young Jeezy
5. Kanye West
4. André 3000
3. The Game
2. T.I.
1. Lil’ Wayne

This list is sure to cause debate like when BET did their “Top 25 Dancers of All Time,” which was completely wack. Our thoughts below.

Where is Eminem? He should easily be in the top 3 unless they don’t consider him to be current since he hasn’t put out an album in a while. But then again, neither has André 3000. How is Jim Jones even on the list? Why is Jay-Z only #7? Ludacris is noticeably absent. Wonder how 50 feels about The Game beating him and how Luda feels about the “King of the South” T.I. coming in at #2. And what about Nas? We would have replaced Jeezy and Jim Jones with Eminem and Ludacris (not necessarily in that order). Tell us what you think.