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Kendrick Lamar named MTV's Hottest MC in the Game


Kendrick Lamar has beaten 2 Chainz and Rick Ross to be named MTV's Hottest MC in the Game. The hip-hop newcomer topped the 2013 countdown following the success of his debut album, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City," and he is honored by the high praise.

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He tells, "It's very important for hip-hop. I love that they have debates like that. We need that. It's competitive. Even though we (are) doing these collaborations and stuff like that and we cool, at the same time, this is still rap. It's still competitive and I'm trying to compete with everybody to be the best."

2 Chainz and last year's winner Ross, placed second and third, respectively, while the top five was rounded out by Nas and Drake.

The top 10 also included Big Sean, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Future and Meek Mill - but West has already expressed his disappointment after landing at number seven.

West ranted, "Yeah, number seven bothers me. To me, I feel like in order for them to put me as number seven, they had to bring up things they didn't like. They didn't like the 'Cruel Summer' album, and I'm like, 'That's just (a) compilation.'

"I don't know, it's definitely not based on a body of work. It possibly could just be like overall rap MC swag. What happens is, with these type of things... they don't like 'Givenchy' Kanye, they don't like Kanye in a kilt, they don't like Kanye in a relationship."

Mar 11, 2013 12:57AM

Steal or buy (with drug money) some electronics sampling gear, and a huge PA and you too can be a hip hop artist.

Mar 10, 2013 8:59PM
nobody like kanye the kneegro....quit being full of yourself just because you got sloppy 782378237489732's bro. Kendrick is 1.000.000 times the mc you'll ever be
Mar 10, 2013 7:05PM
MTV is so yesterday. Time to cancel MTV.. I love the old  school Rap, that was when rap artist were truly making sense and rapping now it all about money, having women and fancy blings, how many times are we going to have to listen to the same stuff rap by different people.  Never like Kanye West so for him to be 7 that a laugh.
Mar 10, 2013 9:46AM

mtv sucks! it really always did! was never really about real music! this is another no talent stupid hat

rapping thug douchebag! i notice now it's hip hop and not rap! it's still no talent fake music! why is it

still called mtv???? oh moron television.

Mar 10, 2013 9:27AM
When you see crap like this, is when you know real hip hop is dead...In another hand MTV's reputation has flushed in the toilet long time ago. All i see a bunch of gay hipsters VJ's 
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