Every year since 2007, MTV has named their “10 hottest MCs in the game.” Past winners include Lil Wayne (2007), Eminem (2010), Rick Ross (2012), and Chet Haze (never). So far, we’ve seen #10-5 for this year’s list, with Drake coming in at #5 followed by Big Sean, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Future, and Meek Mill.
Guess which one of those six is bitching?
Kanye West called into Hot 97 to discuss his placement. The conversation began with Kanye admitting that “Lil Wayne is the #1 rapper in the world…Him and Jay and Em are the greatest rappers of all time.”
However, when it came to his spot on the list, Kanye said, “I feel like in order for them to put me at #7, they had to bring up things they didn’t like — like the Cruel Summer album.” He then suggested that his critics prefer the backpack-and-polo-era Kanye over his current career choices. “They don’t like Givenchy Kanye, they don’t like Kanye in a kilt, they don’t like Kanye in a relationship.” (Via)
Yes, because we all HATED My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. West isn’t the only one who’s not happy with MTV, besides everyone. Danny Brown has released a new track called “#HottestMC,” in which he disses inferior MCs (“Your rhymes are cheap/You release your poor product/You’re a servant in my world/No rap gods curse you/When judgment day’s upon you/Reality’s a virtue”), while also calling himself the “Greatest Rapper Ever” on Twitter. This, despite the fact he could be in the top-five, which will be revealed tomorrow.
God, it’s like the 2004 Train/Five for Fighting vs. VH1 Top 20 Countdown fiasco all over again.