Earlier in the week J.Cole spoke out on being snubbed from MTV’s Hottest MC’s list. At the time J.Cole spoke out, the the Top 25 hottest MC’s list according to MTV was revealed. Now MTV is getting into the top 10, as they revealed #10 as Wale, #9 Wiz Khalifa, #8 Big Sean and at #7 Meek Mill.
Watch the clip, and read the explanation of why each artist landed at their given spot below.
We will report the #6 Hottest MC in the game when it is revealed tomorrow, and then on Sunday at 10:30 PM est on MTV2 a special will air announcing the Top 5 Hottest MC’s in the game.
Wale: #10 Hottest MC In The Game
The Washington D.C. rapper reinvented himself in 2011, claiming a new space in the hip-hop stratosphere after a sound, but commercially disappointing, debut two years earlier. Wale’s tireless work ethic, along with a deal from Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, were the keys to his success and his #10 slot on MTV News’ Hottest MCs in the Game VII list.
Wiz Khalifa: #9 Hottest MC In The Game
“First of all, he won the Hottest Breakthrough MC and really fulfilled the promise that we all knew that he had,” MTV News Senior hip-hop Writer Rob Markman said. “To be this young and have this many accomplishments, almost three albums in a year, you gotta give it up to dude.”
Big Sean: #8 Hottest MC In The Game
“The biggest part of Big Sean’s rise over the past year has been the unwavering support of his fans. While he’s signed to a major label (Def Jam) and one of the brightest stars on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, it was those fans mobbing him at the Adidas store in New York and superstar supporters like Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj hopping on his debut album, Finally Famous, that propelled Sean to #9 on MTV News’ Hottest MCs in the Game VII — his first appearance on the list.”
Meek Mill: #7 Hottest MC In The Game
“For me, Meek is that real, real street music,” MTV News editor/writer Rebecca Thomas said. “As much as I’m a Drake fan, a [Big] Sean fan, all those people, I just think there are days you wake up and you need to hear ‘Ima Boss.’ If you didn’t feel ‘Tupac Back,’ if you didn’t feel ‘Ima Boss’ all last year, you’re dead.”