Global Grind’s Datwon Thomas On Hottest MCs: ‘Fabolous Is Brooklyn’s Heir To Jay-Z’s Throne’

By Datwon Thomas, EIC/COO of Global Grind Throw in an understated lyrical swag, witty word play, the penchant for murdering hip-hop soul features and the ability to start Twitter trending topics at the drop of a hashtag and you have Brooklyn’s heir to the Hov throne in Def Jam’s marquee playboy, Fabolous. show|1622421|video|441285 His ascent… Read more »

RapRadar’s Elliott Wilson On Hottest MCs: ‘Fabolous Stuck To The Script’

By Elliott Wilson, Founder and CEO of They say persistence overcomes resistance, and never has that been more evident than in the case of Fabolous. BK’s finest young rapper has spent most of his career being overshadowed by rap heavyweights like Jay-Z, but it’s his consistency that has kept him in the conversation for… Read more »

RapRadar’s Elliott Wilson On Hottest MCs: ’50 Cent Is None Too Pleased’

By Elliott Wilson, Founder and CEO of While Raekwon was probably elated to be included on MTV’s Hottest MCs list, I’m sure that 50 Cent is none too pleased with his placement in the nine spot. For him, the standards are way higher than that. As the former Editor-In-Chief of XXL magazine, I bore… Read more »

RapRadar’s Elliott Wilson On Hottest MCs: ‘A Toast To Rae’

By Elliott Wilson, Founder and CEO of I’m pleasantly surprised that Raekwon made the list of MTV’s Hottest MCs. At times, it can be hard for me to objectively judge Rae given that in many ways, I feel like we came up in this game together. I was in the studio with him when… Read more »

The War Over ‘Hottest MCs’ Begins On Eminem’s Radio Station

By Rahman Dukes The “Hottest MCs in the Game” project is just days away from its official launch, and for some reason members of the hip-hop department are already finding ourselves defending the list. It all started this past Monday when we unveiled the news that “Hottest” was coming back, along with a poll soliciting… Read more »

Kanye Gives a Nod to the ‘Hottest MCs’ List During Hometown Tour Stop

show|null|video|236294 You can’t be mad at Kanye West. He’s talked the most the past few years, but he’s backed it up every time. Three albums, three classics. He has everyone’s respect — and recently the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust rewarded his efforts by knighting him the Hottest MC in the Game. Friday in Chicago,… Read more »

Rick Ross Co-Signs ‘Hottest MCs In The Game 2008′

Bawwwssssse! Rick Ross is one of the coolest dudes you’re gonna meet, period. He swung through HQ for another one of them MTV News exclusive interviews. (While I was talking to Rick, Sway was downstairs chopping it up with the Game. Now that’s one heavyweight afternoon at 1515.) On the way out, we showed him… Read more »