If you remember from last years’ MTV’s Hottest Emcee’s In The Game list, Lil Wayne took the crown, leaving the competition in the dust. The conservation, however, was far from over.
After the rankings were revealed, many displeased viewers (as they always are with these lists) and artists alike sounded off on the list. 50 Cent let it be known he deserved a higher spot than #8. “I’m #8, and I got a CD going on sale. Fuck MTV,” 50 stated. On the other hand, Snoop Dogg was disgusted by the fact he wasn’t even on the list. “To the people of 2007 for leaving me off the list, fuck y’all.”
Now, the judging crew is getting back together to figure out this year’s list of Hip Hop’s hottest emcees. This past year has brought amazing accomplishments from some, but has also featured disappointing decline in other artists, so it will be interesting to see how the judges accommodate these issues in putting together their new top ten list.
Though it won’t necessarily influence the judge’s decisions on their final list, MTV has implemented a fan-vote poll for people to vote for their favorite Hip Hop emcee. Among the candidates are seasoned veterans (Andre 3000, Jay-Z), ’00s contemporaries (Ludacris, 50 Cent), and delegates of the ringtone generation (Shawty Lo, Rocko).
Will Lil Wayne keep his crown with an upcoming CD in his own right? Did Kanye have enough success and clout in 2007 to woo the judges? Is Soulja Boy even relevant to the discussion? Find out on MTV May 16th.
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