#1 - Rick Ross, #2 - Drake

MTV's panelists have finally come to an agreement on who the crown for Hottest MC In the Game for 2012 goes to. *drum roll* Rick Ross. Yes, Rozay has taken the number one spot, pushing everybody's favorite battle rapper Drake to the number two slot. In other words, YMCMB has some of the hottest MCs in the entire game. Say word. Hit the jump for the rest of the Top 5.


#3 - Kanye West


#4 - Nicki Minaj


#5 - Lil Wayne

PREVIOUS: #10: Wale | #9: Wiz Khalifa | #8: Big Sean | #7: Meek Mill | #6: Jay-Z

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  • hiphopphilippines

    one does not say ymcmb has the hottest MCs in the game.

  • gr00ve

    OCCUPY MTV!!!

  • Maniak

    Jay-Z could eat this chumps for breakfast easily.

  • ImmaGoHoldMyBasketballSomeMore

    MMG = 3
    YMCMB = 3
    G.O.O.D. = 2
    Roc = 1
    Atlantic = 1

  • http://insideravensmind.net nevarwilliams

    Everyone with sense knows this list doesn't actually hold any weight and isn't valid to 98% of the listening public. Adding the fact that there WAS NOT ANY radio DJ's on this so called panel, these arguments on this lists rankings are null and void. Move along folks. nothing GOOD to see here.

  • Outreagous

    FIRST OFF THAT LIST IS FLAWED
    BUT ROSS AHEAD OF DRAKE?
    IF THEY TALM BOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE SUCCESSFULL IN THE INDUSTRY
    HOW THE FUCK ROSS MORE SUCESSFUL THAN DRIZZY?
    DRAKE SOLD MORE THAN HIM WIT HIS LAST ALBUM
    ROSS LAST ALBUM BARELY REACHED OR IS NOT EVEN GOLD YET
    NIGGA THIS IS BULLSHIT FIRST THEY CANT EVEN GET KENDRICK LAMAR ON IT BUT I UNDERSTAND SINCE THEY TALK BOUT MAINSTREAM
    BUT U GON TELL ME THAT DRAKE WHO HAD 3 SUMMERS ON LOCK
    WITH HIS FEATURES HIS 2 ALBUMS AND FEATURES THAT MADE HELPED ROSS ALBUM TO PUSH WITH ASTON MARTIN MUSIC
    HAD THE BIGGEST HIT OF LAST SUMMER WIT IM ON ONE

    IS UNDER ROSS?
    GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE
    WARNER BROTHERS IS PAYING THEM NIGGAZ THIS IS RIDICULOUS
    DRAKE IS ALL OVER THE RADIO AND ON ROSS HITS MATTER OF FACT HE FEATURED ON SOME OF THESE ARTISTS ON THAT LIST SONGS AND MADE IT HOT
    NIGGA FUK MTV THEY FUKIN CANADA UP
    FUK MTV BUNCH OF RETARDS WE CALLING ANNONYMOUS ON DEY ASS!

  • j

    these are the hottest MCs in the game, not most talented.

  • http://2dopeboyz.com excalibur

    This is a fucking joke. Why even bother posting this fucking bullshit??

  • Outreagous

    @ j OK ITS DA HOTTEST BUT WHY THE FUCK ROSS AHEAD OF DRAKE
    NIGGA DRAKE KILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEED THIS YEAR DOE WAY BETTER THAN ROSS. I MEAN WHAT THE FUCK HE HAD ONE OF THE BIGGEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR. HE MADE IM ON ONE AND GAVE IT TO KHALED WHO FEATURED RICKY

  • http://2dopeboyz.com excalibur

    Hottest list no Kendrick? Sad. This list is a pitiful reflection of this current generation.

  • NYdreams

    actually i agree on the top 3 on the list... i been said rick ross took over the rap game this year.. although his sales dont show it .. all niggas talk about is rick ross and the signing of wale and meek millz helped him alot ... i think that kanye shoulda been number 2 and drake 3 tho cause niggas in paris alone and the concert alone overshadows anything drake done

  • YMCMBums

    Grammy Count:
    Jay-Z 15
    Kanye West 18

    Lil Wayne 4
    Drake 0
    Nicki Minaj 0
    Rick Ross 0 (but he does have 2 seizures!)

  • j

    @outraegeos drake's hotter than ross. ross aint even put an album out last year! he paid for the top spot n got meek and wale in the top 10...

  • NYdreams

    people also need to stop acting like this list is based on talent or lyricism cause its not its the HOTTWST MCs in the game right now meaning its all about buzz and theres no fucking way kendrick lamar or whoever ya favorite underground rapper is hotter than anyone on this list..

  • yumad?

    just look at the grammys! fuck this list b. ross aint done shit

  • frv

    Why the fuck you even post this shit??

  • faj

    lol. Rich forever all sounded the exact same. I can't understand how people like this shit music. its incredible

  • MissBawseRoss

    Ross be taking over the rap game. I don't agree wit much of this list but they got the top spot right.

  • Maniak

    YMCMBums! You A Fool for that one. LOL But You're Right
    Tha Grammy's know wuz Up.

  • real shit

    rick ross n lilwayne must have alot of friends @ MTV

  • JK

    What part of HOTTEST don't you people get?? You complain on Nicki being in front of Jay-Z but in 2011 Nicki Minaj breaks Billboard record with 7 songs in Hot 100 so she wasn't hottest then Jay-Z in 2011, Was Ross not hot in 2011??

  • AMuells

    I dont get how Em is never mentioned in this discussion.. TI got mention for doing next to nothing. Em had that lighters song all over the radio and Murdered everyone at the BET awards. I think people judged the last few months of 2011 too much.

  • STC

    Kanye > Ross and the rest any day of the fucking week. This list is fucking rediculous. I like Ross but he is no way the best rapper in the game right now. They can't base this off Rich Forever which came out weeks ago.
    Eminem should have had the spot Nicki Minaj had. He didn't do a lot last year, but he will always be a better talent than Nicki Minaj no matter how little he does in a year.
    Why in the hell is Jay at number 6 as well. The Throne should be together at the top of the list with Drake at number 3. Ross deserves top 5 because he was definitely on his shit this year. Lil Wayne may have sold more records but he released a lot of shit to a lot of people.

  • JR

    Y is drake #2??? his year sucked lol

  • Jayy

    How they gonna just knock cole like that?

  • Canin

    I agree with the lst this year. Wale should be higher than whiz though

  • cword

    Ross sucks dick. wayne sucks dick. minaj liks clits. drake sucks dick. where is lamar and cole as said above.

  • someguy

    why are thye having a list of 2012 hottest mc in february?

  • martin louie

    rick ross got this whole rich forever concept from kanye tho

  • STINKMEANER

    LOL BATTLE RAPPER DRAKE

    DRAKE V EMINEM plz

  • https://twitter.com/LILBTHEBASEDGOD Lil B

    MTV NEWS ALERT:

    Lil B has been chosen to be hottest mc of all time. - MTV

    Quotes from your fav rappers about Lil B:

    This guy is phenomenal, No one can reach his level - Jay z

    i really dont want to talk about Lil B because...that asshole is talented - Kanye West

    Lil B o0o0o0o0o0 Lil B mmmmmm, Id suck him dry - Drake

    Just amazing...i mean...I want to retire because of that dude - Lil Wayne

    First and fore most, i wanna thank Lil B for putting me on game for rap music, when i was a kid - i had a dream i would meet a legend and thats Lil B - Rick Ross

    When we cant seem to hold on to our emotions or when times get hard, Lil B music is what motivates me too move on - Lil B

    Lil B is just an amazing artist, I mean, its ridiculous - Nicki Minaj

    Lil B is the future, you guys never heard of him because he doesnt exist yet, he is the future - I saw this in a vision - Ice T (1991 interview with NBC)

    Before I make a critical or risky decision for this country, I secretly call Lil B his input and intelligence - Obama

    #whiteflamesmixtape

    #hottestmcever

    Thank you MTV, thank you...

  • dmdpro5

    you niggas ares tupid gointo club they have whole rick ross mixtapes playing lil wayne sold a million in a week,nicki minaj went like triple platinum or some shit ofcourse there the hottest ross gets a boost becuase he made two other artist hot in the process j.cole went gold yea but the people who brought his album are the only people who listen to him and no one outside of blog site kno who kendrick is you niggas nigga to get with reality and take your "my favorite rapper" shades off

  • Randy

    this panel is everything those dudes at jumpoff tv great debate try too hard to be.

  • http://www.akahiphop.com Derrick Howard

    RICH FOREVER dropped January 6th. My point exactly.

  • Chris

    wait i thought yall niggas didnt care about mtv? so then why yall going so hard in the comments if you didt care?

  • MyFiddyCents

    I tske this list for what it is. I ain't expecting the best MCs to be in this list...but it doesn't make sense how cole did not makt this list..especially when meek, wale, wiz, big sean are all there

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ink6RtNnlik Marty McFluffin

    Honestly...Kendrick is garbage and so is Jay Z.

    Ross is the boss, drake did his thing with the 2nd album.

    You can tell the comments on here just the blog heads - go outside and live life

    btw Marty McFluffin is the name and im bringing the new heat haa

    #swagswagswagswagswag

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ink6RtNnlik Marty McFluffin

    and no Jcole album was decent at best, noone is talking about the album as much at RICHFOREVER or Dreamchaser

    The only person that you guys could ARGUE on why hes even on the list is WIZ KHALIFA

    Stop riding kendrick cock on every song, his crap is mediiocre at best - hes just good not a GOD

    #takethattakethattakethat

  • Beasley Rockah

    Sounds insignificant.

  • Flip

    We talking 2011, 2 chains was the hottest.

  • Kriz

    LMFAO AT LIL B. MARTY IS IGNORANT.

  • JWill

    Damnm i just feel really bad for kendrick. You know he deserved the number 1. even people were talking to him about it.

  • Anonymous.

    I hate Hip Hop.

  • SamuelJacksonJr

    ^^^ marty mcfluffin u are an the epitome of an asshole..u cannot be serious! the radio has seriously enslaved ur mind.. how dare u say hov is garbage? gtfoh pls somebody get this dude a staright jacket and a ipod full of hov claasic's cuz he honestly doesnt kno wat hes talkin about

  • FakirWise

    everyone's favorite battle rapper Drake.

    I had to laugh when I read that

  • Master Lee

    Rick Ross ahead of Drake? Epic Fail. I've lost all respect for Mtv now.

  • smh

    MTV is retarded.

    @marty mcfluffin
    You are fucking retarded and lame. Talking bout swag and using hash tags signs like them lame ass dumb niggas do. "btw Marty McFluffin is the name and im bringing the new heat haa" Stop being an attention whore no one cares about you you are a nobody.

  • openyoureyes

    LOL, Yea this shit doesn't even deserve a post. Only person on the list who is deserving is Kanye. I'm not that into Drake and Ross, but I can give it to them, they've been killing it.

  • openyoureyes

    Only one of the top 5 not making garbage: Kanye.

  • http://gtfoh.com Starks

    If anything Ye should be number one since he was the only one out the bunch to grab a grammy.

  • war22

    since when the fuck is Drake a battle rapper??? when was the last time he dissed someone ?? Jesus..how can they name him a battle rapper...im done with hiphop...FUCK HIPHOP

  • Not A Fan

    I don’t understand how a nigga who has never touched platinum and all he do is feature other artist on his songs gets so much publicity
    Some say he won the 50 beef but his albums since the beef have just about gone Gold
    This nigga flow stays the same and he raps about the same shit over and over

  • http://logicallywritten.blogspot.com JR

    why can't you thumbs up comments man? some of this shit is fucking hilarious! hahaha oh shit!

  • http://logicallywritten.blogspot.com JR

    with no means of trying to reiterate what has been said already, where is kendrick lamar and j. cole though for real? i know they sold records and isn't that what the list is about, album sales and not talent? i mean wow...

  • JPM

    Jay shoulda been above Nicki and Meek shoulda been above Wayne. And oh yeah, Kanye shoulda been #1, thats my only argument

  • Do Jones

    I'm still baffled as to how all of you guys who think you are somehow more "intelligent" based on the rappers you listen to, can't even grasp what the word "HOT" means. This isn't a list of how is the BEST, it's HOTTEST. The fact that people are bringing up Kendrick is fucking comical, most of the general listeners don't even know who the fuck he is. Kendrick is not HOT, he's barely even known, get that through your delusional brains.

  • Do Jones

    Kendrick sold a whopping 6k albums, yea...HES THE HOTTEST. You guys who try so hard to be "hip hop elitists" are so moronic it's not even funny.

  • dörk

    this is some bullshit

  • TheTruth

    Why do people give a shit about this? It's like complaining that Twilight wins all the awards at the MTV Movie Awards.

    Of course it will, it's at aimed at 14 year old girls so that cater to that audience. It's exactly the same here, except the audience isn't just girls.

    It's probably MORE of an insult to be on the list.

  • Tha Frozen One

    hahahahahahahah

    this list

    hahahahaha

    bullshit like every mainstream awards

  • t

    Who do the guys at MTV make the awards and lists for? Wale? wiz khalifa? big sean? fuck out of here with that bullshit

  • bstyles

    Mtv hasn't been relevant since the early 90's......who the fuck cares?
    They produce the worst television shows evvvvver

  • Vixtor

    just because kendrick and cole are the bloggers' sentimental favorites does not make them hot to the rest of the world. just keeping it real. i like them both but theyre not really poppin as much as yall like to imagine

  • Vixttr

    a case can be made for cole but kendrick? no

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ink6RtNnlik Marty McFluffin

    @SamuelJacksonJr and SMH

    why you mad tho? just cuz i expressed in a opinion with the overused swag hashtag that im obviously just joking with? or is it because I dissed your idol and you can;t stand it when someone does so you would take a dick for them at any given moment?

    Go get a life or go masturbate to your favorite rapper's on the cover of Vibe magazine. ASAP.

    I could have said Lil B is the hotter then Kendrick OR Jay Z but you would probably break your computer screen after reading such a comment. Keep it moving.

  • afoXbehindthewheel

    Meh, according to their criteria, shit seems about right. If you look at it as who had the (most) hottest singles of the year, the Ross is definitely on top. But i still feel wayne shouldve been way lower on the list. The Carter IV, fucking terrible

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ink6RtNnlik Marty McFluffin

    @afoXbehindthewheel

    u are One of the few people that are in touch with reality on here.

    omg Kendrick this, omg kendrick that...a whole bunch of pre-homosexuals on here.

    IF kendrick ACTUALLY blows up hard, the same people are gunna say this guy went mainstream on us....lets bet on that...you guys have done before COUNTLESS TIMES and iv been on this blog since 07.

    its a lose lose situation.

    but you guys love to argue and complain- completely forgot about that part...cheers!

  • malcymalc

    i wish these stupid hood fucks on this fucking comment feed knew what trolling was, obviously marty mcfluffin and anyone else praising garbage ass rappers like ross and nicki and downing people like kendrick are just fucking with you retards and stirring the pot simply to get a rise, the dumbasses actually making rebuttals to their shit are almost as pitiful as this list,and im fucking done

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Based on that list:
    1. Kanye West
    2. Jay-Z
    3. Rick Ross
    4. Nicki Minaj
    5. Drake
    6. Lil´ Wayne
    7. Big Sean
    8. Wale
    9. Wiz Khalifa
    10. Meek Mill

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    My List:
    1. Kanye West
    2. Jay-Z
    3. Rick Ross
    4. Drake
    5. Tyler, the Creator
    6. Wale
    7. J.Cole
    8. Shady 2.0 (Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf)
    9. Big Sean
    10. Lil´B (haha)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ink6RtNnlik Marty McFluffin

    @malcymalc

    beautiful comment, well said. you're amazing, gift of the world. gem of the earth.

    troll? lmaooo this is my first time commenting dickshit

    i barely read these comments but this one right here, i had to respoond

    garbage rappers? you act like i said lil b was a great rapper or supported nicki...why are you mad tho? u can tell u guys take them personal...awesome.

    man, these kendrick fanatics go hard for him

    im impressed

  • wow

    wayne doesn't have the quality....but nicki minaj does??? what a joke, even as a mainstream list this is terrible. they contradict themselves so much its just idiotic.

  • Fred

    @mslcy malc you are so pretentious. calling someone a troll because they dont agree with you is a cop out. get over yourself fam. im not a troll and i bump ross over kendrick. sorry the world doesnt worship the floor kendrick walks on like you, that doesnt mean theyre trolls. i mean how self righteous can you get? get over yourself and get over kendrick. its cool that you like him but son...get real, seriously. its not that serious

  • Fred

    @malcy macl but i will agree with you marty mcfluffin is acting like a troll. sounds like an obnoxious kid trying to push buttons

  • http://www.trillerthanmost.com kylef

    kendrick lamar & asap rocky should quite obviously both be in the top 10. asap is literally THE hottest

  • Joe

    most of these people on the list aren't even hip hop artists or emcees!!! half of drakes album was singing, lil wayne is now a pop artist, same with nicki minaj, and all of rick ross' beats sound the same with the same old lyrics when in reality he was fuckin cop... kanye and jay had a great album, kendrick is killin everything he gets on, eminem had a nice album with royce that NO ONE gives him credit for, and asap had a good year too... fuck mtv

  • who cares

    lmao! 5 people that sucks ass! Ross is a fraud, Drake is a faggot, Kanye sold out, Nicki shouldn't be considered an MC she's an abomination, and Wayne sold out

  • Sir Escobar

    I just wanna point out, that even tho this list is absolutely horrible (save for the choice of Wale, Jay-Z, and Kanye), it is kinda right. When MTV says hottest in the game, i'm pretty sure they meant the best (i.e most POPULAR) mainstream rappers, not the best (i.e most Popular and awesome skills) underground rappers with the biggest buzz (in other words Kendrick, ASAP, XV, etc. would not be featured on it as they are not mainstream). So this list is surprisingly correct. Only mistake this list made was putting in Wiz Khalifa. J. Cole should be in his place. Damn sure ain't happy with this list, but its on point.

  • King_Sky

    @afoXbehindthewheel

    u are One of the few people that are in touch with reality on here.

    omg Kendrick this, omg kendrick that…a whole bunch of pre-homosexuals on here.

    IF kendrick ACTUALLY blows up hard, the same people are gunna say this guy went mainstream on us….lets bet on that…you guys have done before COUNTLESS TIMES and iv been on this blog since 07.

    its a lose lose situation.

    but you guys love to argue and complain- completely forgot about that part…cheers!

    Marty McFluffin said this on February 20th, 2012 at 10:17 am

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    Meh, according to their criteria, shit seems about right. If you look at it as who had the (most) hottest singles of the year, the Ross is definitely on top. But i still feel wayne shouldve been way lower on the list. The Carter IV, fucking terrible

    afoXbehindthewheel said this on February 20th, 2012 at 10:04 am
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    I just wanna point out, that even tho this list is absolutely horrible (save for the choice of Wale, Jay-Z, and Kanye), it is kinda right. When MTV says hottest in the game, i’m pretty sure they meant the best (i.e most POPULAR) mainstream rappers, not the best (i.e most Popular and awesome skills) underground rappers with the biggest buzz (in other words Kendrick, ASAP, XV, etc. would not be featured on it as they are not mainstream). So this list is surprisingly correct. Only mistake this list made was putting in Wiz Khalifa. J. Cole should be in his place. Damn sure ain’t happy with this list, but its on point.

    Sir Escobar said this on February 20th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
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    Co-Sign everything these niggas said. Especially Marty. I love Kendrick Lamar, but i bet when the niggas does blow up hard, every single one of y'all are gonna turn on him. Same thing happened with Wale, Big Sean, and J. Cole. Wont be surprised when it happens to kendrick.

  • http://hardknockacademy.wordpress.com Schoolboy with Attitude

    Kanye should have been number one. He had the number one album in 2010 and the number two album this year. Plus, he and Jay-Z had the biggest single of the year and the biggest tour. AND Big Sean had a hit album and a hit record. This is ridiculous...

  • Ducey

    J.Cole Lost

  • http://www.thebossboard.com Snake Eyez

    Rick Ross... fucking garbage. The biggest fraud in the game continues to sit in his throne made of lies..

    U mothafuckaz at MTV lets go already.

  • Cameron

    How isn't Ye #1? They said Jay didn't get the credit for WTT and it was the best duet album and changed the game, SO WHO IS GETTING THE CREDIT!
    Kanye is the only head of a major group (G.O.O.D) providing all his own hype. Name a Wayne, Ross, Drake song where they carry the weight.

    No matter your own order of MC's I think everyone can agree MTV got it wrong.