Kendrick Lamar Tops MTV’s Hottest MC List, 2 Chainz Takes Runner-Up

“This is King Kendrick Lamar” Kendrick dishes on his good kid, m.A.A.d City standout “Compton,” and now the rapper has yet another reason for his prominent crown. In a unanimous vote, MTV has awarded Lamar the top spot on their annual Hottest MC list. And considering he’s topped most year-end lists (including ours), the decision really comes as no surprise. Grammy-nominated 2 Chainz took second place on the list, while last year’s number 1 Rick Ross rounded out the top 3.

MTV’s list came under much scrutiny this past week, as both Kanye West and A$AP Rocky voiced their displeasure with their rankings (#7 and #8 respectively). Danny Brown also got in on the action and dropped a brand new track, his electric “#hottest MC,” in which he blasts the whole concept of the annual power list altogether.

Check out MTV’s Hip-Hop Brain Trust discussing this year’s list in the clip above, and scope out the full top 10 list below:

#10 Meek Mill
#9 Future
#8 A$AP Rocky
#7 Kanye West
#6 Big Sean
#5 Drake
#4 Nas
#3 Rick Ross
#2 2 Chainz
#1 Kendrick Lamar

(MTV)