Eminem Is MTV's # 1 Hottest MC In The Game. Followed By Jay-Z At # 2, Kanye West At # 3 And Drake At # 4 [Video]


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The Hottest MC's In The Game list, voted on by MTV is completed. Was there ever any doubt as to who would be number one?

Coming in at # 1 is Eminem

Eminem has dominated hip hop this year. His 'Recovery' album shot out the gate, selling 741,000 copies it's first week out, and is almost at 3 million copies sold in the U.S. alone.

At one point the album had an incredible 7 songs on Billboards Hot 100 Singles chart. With "25 To Life" # 92, "Talkin To Myself" # 88, "Cold Wind Blows" # 71, "Won't Back Down" # 62, "No Love" # 23, "Not Afraid" # 11 and "Love The Way You Lie" at # 2.

The Rihanna assisted "Love The Way You Lie" has dominated pop radio, spending four weeks in Billboards top slot.

Eminem also participated in what some have called the greatest hip hop concerts in history when he and Jay-Z paired up for the Home and Home shows at Detroit's Comerica Park and New York's Yankee Stadium.

The concerts featured guests 50 Cent, Dr Dre, D12, Trick Trick, Young Jeezy, Drake, Memphis Bleek as well as B.o.B., Kanye West and Beyonce. Proving that rap artists cauld sell out stadiums.

Coming in at # 2 is Jay-Z

Jigga simply shows no signs of slowing down.

The Brooklyn rapper didn't have an album out in 2010, but he rode the success of 2009's 'Blueprint 3', selling out concerts worldwide. He is regularly headlining shows that have traditionally been the sole territory of rock acts.

In November Hov is slated to open for U2 for the Australia and New Zealand legs on their 360 tour.

Add to that the success of the Home and Home concerts with Eminem, and it's easy to see why Jigga got the # 2 slot.

Coming in at # 3 is Kanye West.

West has really enjoyed a stellar 2010. In what has been a big comeback year for the Chicago rapper, following a 2009 that saw a lot of the media and some fans turn their backs on him after the Taylor Swift VMA incident.

While he doesn't have a chart topping song at the moment, Kanye has put out a number of fantastic joints via his G.O.O.D Friday campaign. He's also released two groundbreaking videos with "Power" and the short film "Runaway."

Add to that his great live performances at the BET Awards and Saturday Night Live.

West has proven why he is amongst the elite the game has to offer.

With a new album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' about to drop next month, 2010 will only get better for the Louis Vuitton Don.

Coming in at # 4 is Drake

Young Money has been very well represented on the Hottest MC's list this time around.

Drake is the third emcee from the camp to make the list, following Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.

His debut album 'Thank Me Later' debuted at # 1 with 447,000 copies sold, and is closing in on platinum status.

Three songs from the disc, "Over", "Miss Me" and "Find Your Love" have achieved top 15 recognition on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

The sky seems to be the limit for Drake as an artist. He is able to pull off the rare feat of making both R&B and Hip Hop joints, while keeping both audiences satisfied.

Coming in at # 5 is Officer Rick Ross.

Congrats to all the artists who made the list.


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Comment by Jay on October 28, 2010 at 7:06pm
The way the 10 list should really look
My #1.Eminem- HANDS UP or DOWN!!
#2.Jay-z - Free Mason verse speaks for itself
#3.Drake - All you here on every radio station, everyday all day, more then kayne west..dont believe?? turn your radio station on.
#4.lil wayne - I dont care if he didnt sell, do too his jail time but he spits better then anyone on that list besides Jay-z and Em.
#5. T.i - Always on his grand hustle s***
#6. Fabolous. His mix tape is one of the hardest s*** this year.
After my # 6 i dont give a flying f*** about anyone else and what order...
Officer rick ross will never be on any of my top list...he was a COP...JESUS CHRIST WHAT IS THE WORLD COMing INTO THAT A COP IS ON THE TOP #5.
LETS NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT WACKA FAT F*****...check out him on thisis50 crusing the streets thru queens...NO1 even CARES LMAO!!!!!!!!!! n he hot? justin beiber would have flooded the block with his appearence...n thats sad
THIS N**** UNDER ME IS A DUM MOTHER F*****!! RICK ROSS?????LMAO
Comment by authenic_a1 on October 26, 2010 at 2:38pm
this list is a fuccn joke y is jay z on there or kayne,kayne didnt do s*** this year but answer ?'s bout taylor swift,where jeezy & tip,what bout fablous that mixtape was the s***,what bout big boi had the best albums, u got waka on the there the nicca sold 55k the 1st week and he's one the da hottest cime on man.my list #1 em hands down,rick ross, jeezy,tip,drake,fab,b.o.b.,big boi,luda,#10 a tie btween banks&whiz, let me hear tha hate!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Matticz on October 26, 2010 at 2:12pm
The Top 4 Emcees is so accurate...Now this list makes since.But there were still a couple of errors.Nicki shouldn't of been in front of lil wayne.Lil wayne should of been 5,Nicki should of been 6,Rick Ross 7,lloyd banks 8,waka flocka 9,bob 10 and ludacris shouldnt of made the damn list sorry luda as long as i can name 10 mcs hotter than you than...
Comment by SUBLIMINAL on October 26, 2010 at 9:25am
I THINK I'M 50CENT...CURTIS JACKSON!!!
OFFICER RICKY, LOL!
Comment by Enkay on October 26, 2010 at 4:19am
Why i dont see BANKS, NAS, JAY ROCK, THE GAME on this top 10?

WAKA FLOCKA/LIL WAYNE/NICKI MINAJ!!!!!!!
Comment by Jonny G. on October 25, 2010 at 11:42pm
Em really is the best!
Comment by goran on October 25, 2010 at 10:19pm
shady put 3 albums!that is work,not fucken gay-z!
Comment by sammi yosef on October 25, 2010 at 8:12pm
Em deserve it
Comment by B on October 25, 2010 at 8:03pm
besides eminem that list is a f***** joke
Comment by E.J. on October 25, 2010 at 7:39pm
It's cool, I think Jay is good at 2 (this year) but Em at 1 is f****** great!, he deserves it but take Roos, Nikki and Wacka out of this list, THey're not at this level



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