Now that MTV's Hottest MCs in the Game list has been revealed (#1: Kendrick Lamar | #2: 2 Chainz#3: Rick Ross | #4: Nas | #5: Drake | #6: Big Sean | #7: Kanye West | #8: A$AP Rocky | #9 & #10: Future & Meek Mill), we'd like to get y'all opinion! Based on the past year, how does their list compare to yours? Who would you remove, add, switch, etc. Let us know in the c-section with your own Top 10.

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  • 780 & Heartbreak

    #4 is the biggest offender, like what the fuck were they thinking? Besides that Ye should have been #2 and rocky #3

    • G.O.O.D Music Legend

      First off all you mothafuckers are retarded. Hottest MCs heres the most accurate list I can come up with no favorites. 1.Big Sean. My honest opinion on Big Sean hes a good rapper has the potential to be a monster but hes not lyrically talented he talks about his money cars bitches and the clothes hes wearing. But if you listen to the real Big Sean this guy is lyrical to a certain point. Its hard to put him at number one because Kendrick Lamar looked like he been in the game for 10 years but Big Sean had a successful year with all the hits he made with G.O.O.D Music. Now Number 2 Kanye fucking West. He should be number one but he was focus on the Cruel Summer Albulm that didnt even come out in the summer. But he spit the best Verse all year round. His Clique verse was better than any rappers verse on the list this whole year. Did ya forget theraflu,god flow,mercy,I dont like,diamonds end of story. Next number 3 Kendrick Lamar you all know he killed it so im not explaining shit. Than you can put Nas at number 4 and Asap Rocky at number 5 the rest of those rappers on the list are trash or just didnt have an out standing year. And really MTV fucking Drake the nigga who tried to come out with that whack ass Aliyah albulm the nigga who cant defend his self the nigga who came out with Take Care the "rap albulm" that nigga aint rapping. Meek Mill got destroyed by Cassidy really nigga fucking Condom style? And im just like "really nigga fucking repo. Oh and dont have hope to see Kendrick Big Sean Drake Asap on the top two Next year because that Watch The Throne 2 is coming out. 1. JAY-Z. 2.Kanye West.

  • Slaughterhouse

    Do I care about this list? No. Is it hilarious? Yes.

    With that said, based on last year I'd have Kendrick Lamar @ 1 and Nas @ 2.

    How'd Ross get 3? For releasing that garbage excuse of an album, lol. I don't know anyone who was happy with it.

  • Mac Dre

    1) Kendrick Lamar
    2) 2 Chainz
    3) Rick Ross
    4) Big Sean
    5) A$AP Rocky
    6) Nas
    7) Nicki Minaj
    8) Kanye West
    9) Meek Mill
    10) Macklemore.

    Keep in mind, this is the last year. I'm trying to objectively look at the accomplishments of these artists in roughly the last year (2012, maybe beginning of 2013 too).

  • TBH

    I think the bigger question is what is 2DopeBoyz doing having ads of the Odd Future-related Loiter Squad on their site?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hJ--wCdFhc irrelevant List

    You faggots hate the list but sure love the fact they made K.dot (Yall Lord) number 1

    Hypocrites!

  • polo hova

    They got Kendrick right. I agree with As$p he should be higher. Beside the rest of the list is garbarge. 2 Chainz at 2 is f'n garbage. What about Schoolboy Ab-Soul Danny Brown El-P even. It's sad when you really think about it.

  • 2dopefan

    2 chainz? Number two? Cmon now. Yes he was everywhere last year but that doesn't mean his music was anything special. Don't even get me started on future. Honestly does anybody know a future verse by memory?

  • Smh

    @Mac Dre Macklemore supports gay marriage you idiot, are you a fag lover too??? Macklemore will never be hot

  • 2cents

    Since this is an MTV List, therefore influenced by 'pop culture'. My 2013 Hottest MC list in no particular order would like: Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Drake, Lil Wayne, Pusha T

    I don't think Nas' presence was great enough to put him on the list (not saying I don't think he's a great MC). And, really what has Future done except provided features for everyone and anyone? Is he even an MC?

    I don't know, I don't think MTV was too far off ... minus the number game. End of the day it's all matter of opinion.

  • Good Peoples!!!

    PUSHA over all these niggas!

  • (l,k)

    its a who's hot list so its pretty much accurate..

  • Mac Dre

    @Smh He went quadruple platinum, was on Ellen, huge on the radio, sold out tour, etc. I think he fits their criteria. Plus I'm Mac Dre, I'm from the Bay. I don't have a problem gay marriage. That shit was big out here since before I was born and died haha.

    *RIP Mac Dre, greatest to ever do it from the Bay, Hyphy Movement, Thizz Ent*

  • j5

    Future is on the list

    no question the list in irrelevant

  • You’z A B!tch

    @Smh What does him supporting gay marriage have to do with his relevance? He has a #1 single, has been on SNL (amongst other shows), has a ton of respect from the hip hop community and did it all independently. And also, he's straight. Fuck you!

  • marty

    i agree with 2cents abot nas.future shouldve been 2,he owns the streets.fuck it,lets do it right.
    1.k-dot
    2. future
    3. drake
    4. 2 chainz
    5. rick ross
    6. action bronson
    7. kanye/jay-z
    8. juicy j
    9. trinidad james
    10. tyga
    all of the above had a string of hits in 12-13.meek mills lp was garbage.big sean is lyrically boring,same boring style,same boring voice.lp was also wack,other than azz,name a standout track quick quick quick.

  • Huh?

    @You'z A B!tch Stop sucking his dick homo

  • kingg

    1.Kendrick lamar
    2.Kanye west
    3.Asap rocky
    4.Pusha t
    5.Drake
    6.
    7
    8.
    9
    10.
    i let yall decide

  • the realest

    1. rick ross
    2. future
    3. big sean
    4. kanye west
    5. french montana
    6. meek mill
    7. drake
    8. lil wayne
    9. kendrick lamar
    10. 2 chainz

  • Kika117

    Exactly, it is a who is hot list! With that being said, KL is right at number 1, but 2 should be either Kanye or Asap! 4 for Drake, 5 for 2 Chainz, 6 for Meek.
    How is Nas at 4??? He is not hot right now, not really on anyone's tracks, and off the strength of an ok album sometime last year??? Not the definition of "hot" to me!! Rick Ross done fell off, and who really gives a fuck about Big Sean????
    Guess Joey Badass is too far under ppls radars, so is Big KRIT...
    F it! if u only listen to who and what's hot, u can dig a hole anyways!

  • Smh

    @Mac Dre And thats why the bay is AIDS infested now

    You and @You'z A B!tch suck dick on the low, thats 4 sure...I'm out!

  • Julio

    1) Dylon
    2) Dylon
    3) Dylon
    4) Dylon
    5) Dylon

  • picky x

    #1. Kendrick
    #2. 2chainz
    #3. Rick Ross
    #4. Asap Rocky
    #5. Kanye West
    #7. Big Sean
    #8. Game
    #9. Lil Wayne
    #10. Meek Mill

    And for all you sourass niggas saying you're favorite conscious rapper didn't make it its about who's HOTTEST in the radio, blogs, and tv not who's hottest in you're 8 gig IPOD

  • picky x

    ****#6. jay-z

  • yoooo

    HAHAHAHAHA YALL GOT TYLER'S Face all over your Blog!! He Wins! You Lose!
    OFWGKTA

  • nemo heaux

    #1.Krit
    #2.Spitta
    #3.Dza
    #4.Joey Bada$$
    #5.Dom Kennedy
    #6.Trademark
    #7.Young Roddy
    #8.Fiend
    #9.Cornerboy P
    #10.Devin the Dude

  • marty mcfly

    Ryan Leslie is better then alot of these so called MC niggas on this damn list. Thats right Ryan fucking Leslie, the R&B mothafucka. I could name some lyricists but no need to and thats ridiculous.

  • marty mcfly

    At least half the damn list... Black Mozart >>> LOL.

  • http://z@z-omnimedia.com Z

    A$AP on the Throne imo right now. no one has seen him since he dropped the Purple joint & the Live Love joint ... KDot is hot ... but not in the top spot ...

  • Three

    #1 Kendrick
    #2 2 chainz
    #3 Drake
    #4 Big Sean
    #5 Rick Ross
    #6 Asap Rocky
    #7 Meek Mill
    #8 Macklemore
    #9 Joey Bada$$
    #10 Wale

    *kanye nas and jay are too big for this list
    *future isnt a true MC

  • Code

    Maaan...That list was straight. 2 Chainz had good records spinning. Big Sean should of been higher. Kanye dropped Cold and thats pretty much it. Cruel Summer doesn't count. Matter of fact Kanye didn't do shit last year. Neither did Wayne or Jay. If you put aside the fanboy shit and go based off of facts. That list is straight. I don't even fuck with Meek Mill music at all but he could of been higher. This list is the "HOTTEST" or most current if you wanna say. Stop letting MTV validate shit and Make your own damn list. Hell MTV is not even musically relevant as they use to be anyway.

  • 2

    wait, what did kanye do in 2012 that was so impressive??

  • Nito

    1. Flo-Rida
    2. kendrick
    3. drake
    4. kanye
    5. Asap Rocky
    6. Big sean
    7. 2 Chainz
    8. Meek Mill
    9. Tyga
    10. Nas

    Im basing this off who had the most infulence and who i heard on the radio the most. This is why nas is last and flo rida is first

  • Djubril the D is silent

    And its crazy that wale didn't even make the cut bruhh, think bout it, this is supposed to be 'hottest' MC list. Hot doesn't mean u were out there doin a whole bunch of nothin/average records n shit. Most of these rappers on here aint even gon be talked of by this time next year

  • http://thingswemustdo.tumblr.com Lyniv

    1-8. Lil B
    9. The Based God
    10. Keke

    CAN'T NOBODY TOUCH THIS LIST SO FALL BACK CUZ WE DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION.

  • I Think im big meech!

    No Wiz khalifa on the list? At all not even honorable mention? No Jeezy? No T.I. this list trash Flo-rida shitted on everybody this year to

  • bluepinkstink

    kendrick schoolboy q smoke dza joey badass Underachievers,J Cole meek ,wiz currensy Joe budden TI

  • Czr626

    1 . Crooked I
    2. Eminem
    3. K-Dot
    4. Nas
    5. Royce da 5 '9"
    6. Slaughterhouse

  • MAc

    HAHA I wanna know the same thing as @TBH. Now I aint been on this site in over a year, but the first thing I see is a giant odd future loiter squad video ad playing o,O lmao As for the list this why I can't even touch mainstream hip-hop no more it is not for me at all, pathetic.

  • http://everybodykiller.tumblr.com EverybodyKiller

    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. A$AP Rocky
    3. Pusha T
    4. Big Sean
    5. Drake
    6. Trinidad James
    7. Joey Bada$$
    8. Rick Ross
    9. Macklemore
    10. Curren$y

    I listen to 6/10 listed so this just my 2c's

  • Ryann

    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. Wiz Khalifa
    3. Juicy J
    4. Asap Rocky
    5. The Game
    6. Meek MIll
    7. Drake
    8. Freddie Gibbs
    9. J Cole
    10. Chief Keef

  • malcyvelli

    @julio cosign

    anybody even bothering to seriously weigh in on this or MTVs picks is dumb as shit, this list is a joke and not even worth the time to argue about

  • malcyvelli

    i gotta say this:how the fuck did wiz not make this list? or even juicy j at that? yet they have future who literally isnt even a fucking rapper on this bitch?is miguel next? maybe eve ryan leslie? FOH

  • http://www.mixcrate.com/theedopeshow/remixes-blends-and-edits-thee-open-format-party-mix-276352 theedopeshow

    1. Kendrick - For his album
    2. 2 Chainz - DJs were playing an hour of his music before his album even came out.
    3. Yeezy - Mercy and Theraflu were dope... Mercy was the biggest record of 2012
    4. Nas - Life is good was dope and he selling out shows and headling festivals.
    5. Rick Ross - he put out his worse album but made noise
    6. Drake - No album but was on the hottest singles of the year
    7. A$ap Rocky
    8. Meek
    9. 50 Cent - He's still been dropping shit and he's still talked about.
    10. Juicy J

  • JulianSketch’d

    1. Trinidad Jame$
    2. Lil Poopy
    3. Lil B
    4. Future
    5. French Montana
    6. Fred the Godson
    7. OJ Da Juiceman
    8. Chief Keef
    9. Soulja Boy
    10. 2 Chainz

    Hahaha!! Just messing with y'all...

  • marty mcfly

    @malcyvelli, and MTV and whoever else, Im just gonna keep it real cause I dont wanna be nice right now. ASAP Copy is TRASH, is songs are TRASH and his album is TRASH. Meek Mill is GARBAGE, Future is probably the worst MC of all time besides Lil B. Now Big Sean, I give him props for some bars sometimes but he's only tight by todays current rap standards. Unless his next album is a fucking masterpiece he will be downgraded to TRASH. Ross is TRASH, sometimes he's ok but right now he's trash because I fucking say so. Kanye is GARBAGE, Why? cause the nigga talking about old Tvs he gave to Sway and he wearing kilts and he running around saying Tunchi is the best rapper. Kanye West is now TRASH, I dont care that he did WTT with Jay anymore. Kanye West is Garbage because I dont give a fuck right now. Nas, Kendrick and Drake can stay where there at. Now your probably asking yourself what the fuck is this nigga trippin off right now but it aint shit I was listening to some 90s hip hop shit and I was like damn these fools nowadays are just TRASH. Ryan Fucking Leslie the R&B nigga is more of an MC the most of these niggas rapping at the moment. Now get mad. I wanna hear albums from MCs this year. New Jay, new Dilated Peoples, new Lupe, new Ghostface, fuck it if Jay Elec dont come out this year he's trash too. Fucking TRASH out here, have a good nite.

  • JulianSkethc’d

    Now i'm actually being serious about this list...

    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. Kanye West
    3. A$AP Rocky
    4. Big Sean
    5. Drake
    6. Nas
    7. Macklemore
    8. Pusha T
    9. Fashawn
    10. 2 Chainz

  • marty mcfly

    New Joey Bada$$, Mos Def etc... and if J Cole (The Krispy Kreme Donuts and Strawberry Milkshake story) makes one more wack single he's TRASH too.

  • MusicHead

    Hell NO FUCK Y'ALL LIST.. It's goes ESPECIALLY TALKIN HOTTEST & I think Nas tho Goat but he doesn't make the list...now here's my list.

    1. Drake
    2. Rick Ross
    3. 2 Chainz (These 3 are the hottest period)
    4. Chief Keef (HOMIE WAS STUPID HOT ALL YEAR REALLY).
    5. Kendrick Lamar ( The BEST MC OUT OF EVERYONE)
    6. Meek Mill / Big Sean
    7. Future
    8. A$AP Rocky
    9. French Montana
    10. Wiz Khalifa

    AND Y'ALL KNOW LYIN THAT Y'ALL REALLY THINK ROSS ALBUM WAS BAD, NAME A SONG BESIDES DICED PINEAPPLES & TOUCH'N YOU THAT WASN'T COLD ON HIS ALBUM.

    1. Pray for Us ( Intro)
    2. Pirates (COLD AS SHIT INTRO)
    3. 3 Kings ( NICE VERSES TO FIT SONG, GREAT BEAT & SILLY COLD STUNTIN TYPE VERSE FROM JAY-Z)
    4. ASHAMED ( BEAUTIFUL BEAT & GREAT DELIEVERY FROM ROSS, HE WAS SPITTIN
    5. MAYBACH MUSIC IV (The worse MM out of the series BUT STILL GREAT & QUALITY PLUS JUSTICE LEAGUE BE LACIN ROSS UP RIGHT.)

    6. SIXTEEN ( GREAT VERSE FROM ROSS JUST OUTSHINED BY ANDRE 300 & HIS INCREDIBLE VERSE AS WELL AS GREAT PRODUCTION FROM JUSTICE LEAGUE AGAIN.

    7. AMSTERDAM ( AMAZING ASS BEAT & NICE SMOOTH STUNTIN AT ITS FINEST, QUALITY SONG)
    8. HOLD ME BACK (THE ULTIMATE HYPE SONG & ANTHEM DEF A GREAT CULTURE IMPACT TYPE SONG as far as phrases go PLUS DUMB SILLY BEAT, BEAT TOO COLD)
    9. 911 A COLD CATCHY TRAP BEAT SONG, BEAT COLD.
    10. SO SOPHISTICATED ( the 3rd back2back2back TRAP BEAT TYPE SONG BUT SHOWING LYRICAL SKILL & FLOW FROM ROSS & DEF NASTY FLOW FROM MEEK TO RIDE THE BEAT PERFECTLY)
    11. PRESIDENTIAL (GREAT PRODUCTION, GREAT FEATURE, THO SHORT PERFECT LADY CATER TYPE SONG)
    12. ICE COLD (FILLER OFF 1ST LISTEN TIL IT GROWS ON U , DEF A COO RECORD CUDDA BEEN EXECUTED OR JUST BEEN A BETTER SONG THO
    13. TOUCH'N YOU (SOFT ASS WEAK ASS SONG FOR THE LADIES, COO BEAT IGUESS, NOT A INSTANT SKIPPER BUT CLOSE.
    14. DICED PINEAPPLES (WEAK ASS OVERRATED SONG, ONLY THIBG GOOD WAS WALE LADY CATERING INTRO & VERSE)
    15. TEN JESUS PIECES (PERFECT OUTRO & PERFECT FEATURE FROM STALLEY.)

    STOP HATING YOU DUMB NOT KNOWING OR LISTENING TO MUSIC MFS ON THIS SITE.

  • KarlW1992

    1. Celph Titled
    2. Ill Bill
    3. Apathy
    4. Guilty Simpson
    5. Sean Price
    6. Spit Gemz
    7. Freddie Gibbs
    8. Big K.R.I.T.
    9. Chino XL
    10. Joey Bada$$

    Now these are all MC's, something Big Sean and Drake arent, hell most of them arent ffs. Their list is a mockery to Hip-Hop, all the people on that so called Top 10 list have recycled shit for music. And reading through peoples lists, i respect peoples opinions i really do, but i cant take them seriously when people include Trinidad James??!!??? and Nicki Minaj? LOL you fucking serious?

  • reza

    idiotic tick eejits ye ?

  • http://hulkshare.com/laxtheproducer $OUTHSIDEPOLAND

    Y'all fuckin kiddin me with that sh!t ?
    WTF is Rick Ross doin here? loled so much :0
    KarlW1992 posted good names.
    WTF people srsly ? Rick Ross dafuq is wrong with Yall and where is Lloyd Banks ? :D

  • http://grimedigital.com/ Le oh p

    1.Ghetts
    2.Skepta
    3.Footsie
    4.D Double
    5.Cas
    6.JME
    7.Trilla
    8.No Mannerz
    9.No-Lay
    10.Wiley

    Birmz mcs are next

  • Le oh p

    where was joey tho?

  • marty mcfly

    @MusicHead, that album really wasn't all that. The promo for it was all hyped up and grand and it was a solid roll out. The features and production was all hyped up and expensive but when you get passed all the commercialization of it. The limited subject matter and overall skill of Ross's lyrics only hold but so much weight. It sounds good for about the first couple listens and then you realize Ross aint really saying much. He's not completely wack but its not like he really went in that much with the shit he was saying either. A couple bars here and there and yeah the beats sound all fancy and shit but that aint enough imo. If half you album title is "God Forgives" I mean you gotta be saying something prolific on the shit and it should be a conceptual thread throughout the album and that wasn't really there.

  • Morey Boogie Board

    ACTION BRONSON IN ONLY ONE YEAR ALREADY A VETERAN

  • Tiago

    Opinion of Portugal:
    1- Asap Rocky

    2- Big boi

    3- Joey Badass

    4- Blu

    5- Freddie Gibbs

    6 - Kendrick lamar

    7- J.Cole

    8-Mac miller

    9- Brother ali

    10- Roc Marciano

  • Jomoses

    Wiz dropped 3 projects, had a two hit singles and MTV showed zero love...wild.

  • j

    half of you don't know what hottest means

    2chainz
    drake
    asap rocky
    rick ross
    kendrick
    future
    meek mill
    french montana
    jeezy
    gucci

  • j

    honourable mention to big sosa chief keef the homie

  • KarlW1992

    @ j hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha you thick fucking wallad, shittest list i have ever set my eyes upon, you really make me think there is no hope left in humanity, well done

  • http://instagram/brizzle_fo2oh brizzle_fo2oh

    JUICY J

  • ishotomar

    It's a sad day for hip hop when this is the top ten. Truthfully only Nas, Kanye and Rocky are the only ones that aren't complete shyte. Hundreds of better rappers out there.
    #1 Nas #2 A$ap Rocky #3 Kanye

  • malcyvelli

    @marty
    let me break this down for you homey, because you dont know what this ist means from the rant you just directed at me, this list isnt about who is the best artistically, musically, or who is even the most talented, this is about who stayed the most relevant and who marketed themselves the best, anything about being "TRASH" is irrelevant because "TRASH" music still sells and gets airplay nowaday which explains 2chainz rise to success, wiz was HOT all year, i hated his mixtape drops and "work hard play hard" but that took off and so did his other singles and his album was good too, rocky isnt a good mc in my opinion weither but he was hella relevant and his album did well too,so he deserves a higher position, 4 or even 3 seems like a good fit

  • Mike

    I agree with
    #1 and #2 in MTVs list, the rest seem out of order and one or two don't belong.

  • 7

    Remove Drake, Ross, Future, and Meek Mill because they didn't not drop anything significancant in 2012. I agree with adding Macklemore, his accomplishments as an independent artist are great (The supporting gay marraige song shows Macklemore isn't a pop rapper. Also, are people still anti-gay? That's like being racist, grow up people. It's not like gay people are actively trying to bone you, conceited ass morons). Slaughterhouse should get a mention for the hype surrounding the shady deal. After that... Can't we just stop the list?

  • Rebel Thinks Not

    1.Kid Cudi
    2.Future
    3.Spitta
    4.A$AP Rocky
    5.Tity boi
    6.Kanye
    7.Frank Ocean
    8.Lil Wayne
    9.Big Boi
    10.Drake

    ....aaaaaand no where on the "2012" mc list shud be meek mill.....non dissing ass nigga

  • niggaz aint know hiphop

    hottest of all time: KOOL G RAP

  • KarlW1992

    ^^ Agreed Kool G Rap is untouchable

  • yeeeeboi

    LMAO LOITER SQUAD ADS ALL OVER THIS SITE RIGHT NOW

  • http://twitter.com/aboynamedandy aboynamedandy

    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. Drake
    3. Rick Ross
    4. A$AP Rocky
    5. Kanye West
    6. 2 Chainz
    7. Future
    8. Pusha T
    9. French Montana
    10. J. Cole
    (11. Chance The Rapper - dude's killing it)

    Also, LOL at people including Chino XL in their lists. This is "Hottest MC," not "Best MC."

  • @JoseRio29

    how TI got snubbed I don't know....he dropped a superb album with dope visuals. Has a hit reality show...and has a guest spot on the #1 comedy of the year with Identity Thief... what the fuck

  • Mike Tomlin

    Every person who posted a list of their top-10 is highly questionable. Future, French and even Pusha are no where close to the hottest in the game.

  • Acid Rain

    This list is FUCKING POINTLESS....just another way for MTV to make up for the fact they dont play music videos all day like they used to....K.Dot, 2 Chainz, A$SAP Rocky, and Future should be the top 4...just because you couldnt turn on the radio without hearing them...and thats what they mean by "HOTTEST MC"...plain and simple...Wiz Should have had Meek Millz spot (Who shouldnt even be on the list cuz Cassidy ATE that nigga) and T.I. Should be on there somewhere....but fuck it...not like this list means anything to ANYONE since we know its not for WHOS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE.....they should make a list for that

  • MusicHead

    @marty mcfly you right Ross was limited as far as talking about alot but he fabricates so much & so good ..I will say this the same formula he did for GFID is the same for Teflon Don & Teflon Don is arguably better just because its the 1st & we had nothing to compare it to..since it was different from the 1st 3 albums Ross did. & Why everyone love Rich Forever so much that way more trap songs on it the songs ppl on this site seem to hate him for...

  • who cares

    The entire list is garbage. It's always garbage. They never put Kendrick on any list prior to this one so why shoot him up to number one? I'm a fan of Kendrick, but in no way is he the best MC in the game. I agree he should be on that list somewhere, but not number one. The only other MC that deserves to be on that list is Nas. Everyone else is trash. These lists are just a popularity contest. There's no skill involved in who gets put where.

  • dsda

    when it comes to hottest mc...its a good list

  • yeeee

    where is wiz khalifa?

  • thatrealshit

    i dont understand how they can argue this pop culture shit with 2 chainz cuz if it made that much of an impact then kanye would be wayyy higher. asap should def be higher and i think joey bada$$ deserves some consideration for the waves hes makin. i swear ross just pays himself onto this list, the dude releases garbage singles, a garbage album and hes still 3rd on the list. i despise drake but dude should be higher than ross and 2 chainz even tho he didnt drop an album

  • That Is All

    I'm just happy Weezy was not on the list for once. He sucks.

  • Ur Opinion Sucks

    Top 10 Hottest MC's (*note I don't like all of these artists but you can't deny their popularity)
    10. Lupe Fiasco
    9. Nas
    8. Wale
    7. Wiz Khalifa
    6. Kanye West
    5. Macklemore
    4. 2 Chainz
    3. Rick Ross
    2. Kendrick Lamar
    1. Drake

  • Ireland

    1. Action Bronson
    2. Kendrick Lamar
    3. Killer Mike
    4. Big K.R.I.T.
    5. Danny Brown
    6. Kanye West < Only because Clique and Mercy were the best tracks in the club last year.
    7. Freddie Gibbs
    8. Joey Badass
    9. ASAP rocky
    10. Sean Price or maybe EL-P?

  • Fly.U 614

    1. Kendrick
    2. Drake
    3. 2 Chainz
    4. Kanye
    5. A$ap
    6. Rick Ross
    7. Juicy J
    8. Curren$y
    9. Trinidad James
    10. Meek Mill

  • DaRealest

    1. Basedgod
    2. Basedgod
    3. Basedgod
    4. Basedgod
    5. Basedgod
    6. Basedgod
    7. Basedgod
    8. Basedgod
    9. Basedgod
    10. Basedgod

    if you disagree go kill yourself

  • marty mcfly

    @MusicHead, NO GFID is not the same formula as Teflon Don. Some of the lyrics to GFID dont even make no damn sense, like its rhymes on that album that have no relation to nothing at all. Teflon Don had Free Mason, Tears Of Joy, Super High, No 1, Aston Martin Music, All The Money In The World and Audio Meth. Just because he got more dope beats, beats can not save a whole album if the writing process goes no where. He aint even gotta be that lyrical just make songs that make sense and talk about something. @malcyvelli, obviously my rant comes from me not respecting the list. I never gave a fuck about who's relevant and who's not cause imo that term and that mentality was put into the game to dumb it down. Obviously I dont respect the list and thats why I was saying the shit was TRASH. Now MTV can do whatever they want cause really its not them, its the fans who make that list what it is cause its the fans that support Future and Meek Mill and shit but if I personally think about half this list is trash then thats what I think period.

  • Whocares

    In no particular order:

    Wrekonize of Mayday!
    Aesop Rock
    Slug of Atmosphere
    Ces Cru (Godemis and Ubiquitos....2 but fuck it)
    Tech N9ne
    Brother Ali
    Cunninlynguists (another group...fuck it!)
    Illogic
    Chino XL
    Prozak

    fuck your commoditized list!

  • raspberry ketone

    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. Asap Rocky
    3. 2 Chainz
    4. Joey Badass
    5. Kanye West
    6. Trinidad James
    7. Big Sean
    8. French Montana
    9. Rick Ross
    10.Cheif Keef

    Based upon most talked about, most exposure of 2012, most radio play, etc.

  • jayc8817

    I know this list probably doesn't fit the criteria but whatever.
    1. REKS
    2. Oddisee
    3. Vinnie Paz
    4. O.C.
    5. Action Bronson
    6. Brother Ali
    7. Journalist 103
    8. Elzhi
    9. KON Sci
    10. Jon Connor

  • http://www.twitter.com/itsdabidnessyo Bizzy

    This is the real list.
    15. Gunplay
    14. Wiz Khalifa
    13. T.I.
    12. Nas
    11. Juicy J
    10. Pusha T
    9. Game
    8. Rick Ross
    7. Chief Keef
    6. Kanye West
    5. A$AP Rocky
    4. Future
    3. Drake
    2. 2 Chainz
    1. Kendrick Lamar

    • mob

      Nigga u high..gunplay....??????....gunplay is jst an mmg boy...dat nigga aitn going nowhere...

    • mob

      Dude u high..gunplay....??????....gunplay is jst an mmg boy...dat nigga aitn going nowhere...

  • Yugie

    man y'all stuppid mutha fukkas seem to not know what mc is most of them nikkas up there are not mc's fukk outta here they rappers shoulda did this list right!!!

  • Grizzy

    oh man that's fucking mainstream niggaz list...real underground niggaz don't need put on this shit!

  • Valentine

    Jay-Z, Eminem, and Tupac will forever be the hottest in the game! Screw everyone else on this list, none of them even compare to these three.

    • Jkurc92

      Bro I understand where your coming from but they are just looking at who was the hottest in 2012. Those three guys are definitely goats but they didn't release any material in 2012

  • malcyvelli

    @marty

    nigga, basically you didnt say jack shit in the reply to me, just take a seat and be quiet

  • JayTwo

    Dylon
    Dylon
    Dylon
    Dylon
    Dylon

    ....cause he spit hot fiyah!

  • BRUZE

    bruh why the fuck is future on the list?

  • Paul S

    Curren$y
    Kendrick
    Kanye
    2 Chainz
    Stalley
    Joey Bada$$
    Rick Ross
    Styles P
    Dom Kennedy
    Young Jeezy

  • ShawnVegg

    If it was a talent list this would be garbage. But it's a who's hot list, as in popularity. So it's honestly pretty accurate.

  • marty mcfly

    @malcyvelli, Oh I told you something your just to stupid to realize It. Just the simple fact that you tried to tell me what this list was about with your whole "relevant" argument even after its already obvious makes you even more of a dumbass. Fukboy

  • justafan

    I won't call all these guys MC's but hottest rappers out in the past year. i feel like MTV dropped the ball with t.i. he had a comeback year. A TV show, his album was good. has features with almost everybody on MTV's MC's list from a$ap, rick ross, meek mill and 2chainz.

    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. T.I.
    3. 2chainz
    4. drake
    5. Rick Ross
    6. Big Sean
    7. A$ap rocky
    8. Kanye West
    9. French Montana
    10. Meek Mill

  • malcyvelli

    @marty

    nah, the reply didnt negate a single thing i said, you basically just replied with bullshit and decided to dub it as a rebuttal

  • Shagnasty23

    Surprised Schoolboy Q isn't on here, H&C was the best album of 2012 IMO

  • defcon

    1. Kendrick
    2. A$AP
    3. 2 Chainz
    4. Drake
    5. Rick Ross
    6. Kanye
    7. Chief Keef
    8. Big Sean
    9. Meek Mill
    10. Juicy J

  • el rey

    T.I. should have been on the list, period.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    1. Kanye West
    2. Drake
    3. Rick Ross
    4. Kendrick Lamar
    5. A$Ap Rocky
    6. 2 Chainz
    7. Juicy J
    8. Big Sean
    9. Pusha T
    10. Action Bronson

  • mob

    For me...
    Kendrick....(Goodkidmaadcity,nd d mixtape overly dedicated
    2chains...(U like it or love it)
    Asap rocky(he was jst awesome)
    Rosay(G.F.I.D)
    Bigsean(detroit)..dat mixtape is d shiiit
    Meekmill(comon'..dreams nd 9temares aint bad)
    Drake
    Tunechi..
    Macklemore
    Kanye(dis dude is going down yearly,cruel summer jst aint it)
    Nas(life is good..well we all knw dat)

  • busgy

    If it was my list action Bronson joey badass and earl sweatshirt would be on it

  • Jkurc92

    Those assholes over at MTV need to get their heads out of their ass. How did Wiz Khalifa not make the list? He had two major releases in 2012 Taylor Dice and ONIFC. Both of which were hotter than any of the the releases the people on the list had.

  • Master Lee

    1. Drake
    2. Kendrick Lamar
    3. Rick Ross
    4. Nas
    5. Kanye West
    6. 2 Chainz
    7. Meek Mill
    8. ASAP Rocky
    9. Wiz Khalifa
    10. T.I.

  • flip

    1. k-dot
    2. meek mill
    3. french montana
    4. 2 chainz
    5. rick ross
    5. Fab
    6. Pusha t
    7. Chief keef
    8. weezy
    9. Drake
    10.The game

    Top 10 mc's Live from the streets

  • Flip

    Future, honor mention

  • Flip

    asap rocky and nas

  • Conner Cochran

    Yo kanye is a boss you are all wack as hell if u don't agree go Kanye go Z-Ro

  • durptron5000

    1. Drake
    2. Kendrick Lamar
    3. A$AP Rocky
    4. Kanye West
    5. Big Sean
    6. Rick Ross
    7. 2 Chainz
    8. Meek Mill
    9. Future
    10. French Montana

  • word2yamoms

    this list becomes more and more irrelavent each year

    when naming hot MC's it should be about rapping not about your radio play or your corny bubblegum rap songs that stick in the heads of 15 year olds

    MTV IS FUCKIN WACK! oh yeah and if i see macklemore or flo-rida on someone else's list i might find you and fuck you up myself

  • theE

    Nicki Minaj been on the radio and tv more then Nas

  • DJ Daz-One

    Fuck a who's hot list, lets do a who's relevant list in no particular order.

    J-Cole
    Black Thought
    Talib Kweli
    Andre 3000
    Nas
    Reks
    Masta Ace
    Phonte Of Little Brother
    Royce The 5'9
    Eminem

    FUCK MTV - FUCK MTV - FUCK MTV

  • HipHopPurist

    This is a TOP 10 MOST POPULAR RAPPERS ON THE RADIO list. It is NOT a top 10 most relevant rappers in hip hop list. In fact, this list could be called the top 10 GIMMICKS in rap, aside from kendrick and nas.

    Crooked I/Slaughterhouse, Demitrius Capone/HSG, and Lloyd Banks are the only rappers I give a fuck about these days. Nobody else catches my interest and that is very fucking sad, smh.

  • DA TROOF!!

    10. Macho Man Randy Savage
    9. Sillk the Shocker
    8. Lil' Flip
    7. Skee-Lo
    6. Lil' Romeo
    5. Drama
    4. Coo Coo Cal
    3. Benzino
    2. Snow
    1. Stagga Lee

    If you don't agree... KILL YO' MUTHAFUCKIN' SELF!!!

  • j.

    1. Kendrick Lamar
    2. Roc Marciano
    3. Ka
    4. billy woods
    5. Ab Soul
    6. Killer Mike
    7. BIG KRIT
    8. Sean Price
    9. Freddie Gibbs
    10. Nas

  • Josh

    1. Drake
    2. Kendrick Lamar
    3. 2 Chainz
    4. Lil Wayne
    5. Big Sean
    6. Ye
    7. Meek Mill
    8. ASAP
    9. MGK
    10. Macklemore

  • skim

    Trouble Man should be on the list. Spitta too

  • http://hiphopandlove.wordpress.com FUHNAHTIK

    The problem with these lists, is your opinion is either a popularity contest or full of only underground rappers - the few versions I've seen above that mix the two are probably closest to correct, and there aren't many of them.

    Personally, I think Kendrick deserves the number one spot but most the others listed shouldn't be there.

    Nas album was alright, yes - but as an Emcee his album wasn't that hot.

    Kanye put out that summer album with his label, otherwise why is he listed THIS YEAR? I like Kanye's music, as a producer and rapper but he shouldn't be on this particular list.

    Big Sean? His album was not good (third out of three albums released that day) two years back, and while he has some good verses I just don't think enough to make this list over a lot of others.

    Drake didn't have an album out.

    I don't listen to Rick Ross so no opinion there from me.

    2Chainz was on everything, yes - and some of it was pretty hot but nothing will stand the test of time from him. He's this years Wayne from a few years back, to me.

    Who the fuck is Future?

    I couldn't tell you one song Meek Mill had on his album. I don't understand why - other than major label backing - he is in a conversation about anything. & I like some folks on major labels, to be clear - but the tracks I've heard on SIRIUS featuring him are a joke. I turn the channel usually when he comes on.

    I'm not a fan os A$AP, but I don't hate there - he had a good album from what I hear and people tend to like his music. I didn't like the lead single, and I wasn't a fan of his mixtapes either so I didn't listen to the album.

    OC had a better album than most these listed, to me - with Apollo Brown.

    Check my site for my "best of" last year list, if you want to see more of my picks.

  • SKILER415

    1. KENDRICK LAMAR
    2. A$AP ROCKY
    3. 2 CHAINZ
    3. BIG SEAN
    4. Meek Millz
    5. Curren$y
    6. Freddie Gibbs
    7. Chief Keef
    8. Action Bronson
    9. Joey BadA$$
    10. Yellwolf

  • Areg101

    1.Planet Asia
    2. Curren$y
    3.kendrick lamar
    4.Nas
    5.freddie Gibbs
    6.roc Marciano
    7. Young roddy
    8. Smoke daz
    9. Ab soul
    Joey bad$$

  • popsy

    1 kanye west
    2 nicki minaj
    3 lupe fiasco
    4 nas
    5 2 chainz
    6 kendrik lamar
    7 rick ross
    8 kendrik lamar
    9 big sean
    10 drake

  • Vonte

    10.Chief Keef
    9. Kanye West
    8. Wiz Khalifa
    7. Kanye West
    6. Rick Ross
    5. Lil Wayne
    4. Drake
    3. A$AP Rocky
    2. 2 Chainz
    1. Kendrick Lamar

  • Amy

    I'm not sure if spoken word music makes the list but Jana Barros is definitely a HOT emcee

    Check out JanaBarros.com...