After his much-talked-about no show on last year’s list, Eminem came back with a vengeance, topping MTV News’ Hottest MCs in the Game for 2010. Em displaced last year’s champ Jay-Z, while Kanye West, Drake, and Rick Ross rounded out the top 5. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj was the only female spitter representing on the male-dominated list, taking No. 6—just in front of her Young Money comrade Lil Wayne.
MTV News’ Hip-Hop Brain Trust selected the lyricists based on a combination of rhyme skill, flow, buzz, commercial success, business ventures, web presence, and cultural influence.
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