The criteria is based on a combination of rhyme skill, flow, buzz, commercial success, business ventures, Web presence and cultural influence.
I can’t argue too much about this year’s list. Rappers gone from last year’s list are: 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Gucci, & Raekwon. That means we had a few new rappers too. Ludacris made the Hottest MCs list for the first time; so did B.o.B, Waka Flocka Flame, & Nicki Minaj (Who also became the first woman ever to grace the list).
At first Jay-Z was crown as 2010’s Hottest MCs In The Game (It would have been twice in two years). But after some debate, it was Eminem who took the #1 spot. Pretty big when you remember that Em also didn’t make last year’s list.
What’s your thoughts on this MTV’s Hottest MCs In The Game 2010 list?