The good kid from a m.A.A.d city tops MTV’s controversial “Hottest MCs in the Game VIII” as expected. Amidst the drama surrounding the list–Drake’s subliminal, Kanye vs. Sway vs. TV, A$AP Rocky’s rant–the number one spot is indisputable.
Technically anything is disputable but you’d be hard pressed to find hip-hop heads mad at Kendrick Lamar landing at number one. The Hip-Hop Brain Trust debated whether 2 Chainz or K. Dot had a hotter year. 2 Chainz “two chains” slogan with umpteen club anthems and features made him a contender to take the W, but when it was time to vote an unanimous decision placed Kendrick in his rightful position as head. Following behind him for the number two and three spots are 2 Chainz and Rick Ross respectively.
Any talk of a greatest/hottest/best/top hip-hop list has always been debatable. MTV ruffled a few feathers but the best man won. Justice, poetic justice, was served.
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