MTV Hottest MC in the Game 2010: Eminem

Posted: October 27, 2010 in Hip-Hop, music

MTV recently announced its annual “Hottest MC in the Game” list and Eminem is rightfully at the top after being amazingly snubbed in 2009.

Em is back at the top (photo courtesy of datpiff.com)

The 2010 list goes as followed:

1. Eminem
2. Jay-Z
3. Kanye West
4. Drake
5. Rick Ross
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Lil Wayne
8. Waka Flocka
9. B.o.B
10. Ludacris

I don’t really understand how Lil Wayne is merely one slot ahead of Waka Flocka.  Granted Weezy has been in jail since early March, but I feel he’s still released enough content and been enough of a buzz in the industry to be ranked a bit higher than 7th.  Rick Ross’s Teflon Don is approaching 500,000, so I guess I can see him at the #5 spot.

I agree with the top 4, though.  Drake’s Thank Me later certainly has had enough success with more than 1.1 million total sales.  Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye are all pretty self explanatory, especially Em with his 2.8 million Recovery sales since its June release.

Drake has been all over the game lately (photo courtesy of inquisitr.com)

Snubbed perhaps is Bun B, whose Trill O.G. album had success, but perhaps not quite as much as everybody expected, as its only racked up around 100,000.  Bun B’s “No Mixtape” mixtape, released in February 2010, was stacked with excellent freestyles over a rash of popular beats such as Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade,” Snoop Dogg’s “I Wanna Rock,” Lil Wayne’s “Transformer,” and Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It.”

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