The 2009 Hottest MCs in the Game rollout is now complete! As in 2007 and 2008, the list, determined by the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust, is based on an MC’s achievements right now, rather than an entire career.
The criteria is based on a combination of rhyme skill, flow and how those things are implemented musically as the main factors. The Brain Trust also considered buzz, impact, commercial success sales, airplay, business ventures, Web presence, endorsements and helping to spawn other artists’ careers and the intangible, impact: Can an artist not only contribute to the rap game but influence cultural shifts? Are they trendsetters?
All of these factors and the results of our audience poll, which closed last week and got a vote at the Round Table during the Brain Trust’s debate contributed to deciding who is the Hottest MC in the Game.
The Full List
9. 50 Cent
7. Young Jeezy
6. Gucci Mane
5. Rick Ross
2. Lil Wayne
Do you agree with MTV and its audience? Comment and Make your List: