Plies Is Certainly Prolific, But Does He Belong On Hottest MCs List?

'Awards and accomplishments, that's a small part of my situation,' the Florida rapper says.

With four albums in two years, Plies is definitely one of the most prolific MCs in the game — but is he one of the hottest?

The Florida native is among the artists in contention for the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust's 2009 list of the Hottest MCs in the Game. (To see what it takes to make the list, check out our Hottest MCs criteria.) It will all be revealed in a few weeks.

While Plies has thugged it heavy during the past year, he's in between cycles right now. On the other hand, he does have a big underground record with "Becky." It will be interesting to see where he ranks. He definitely has the respect and admiration of the streets — album or no album.

We asked the gold-mouth 'hood goliath about his potential to make the Hottest list this year. In 2008, he said he was just excited to have his name mentioned at the roundtable. This year, he's singing a slightly different tune.

"Awards and accomplishments, that's a small part of my situation," he told MTV News. "One thing I understand is that this game picks and chooses who they wanna solidify. Until I start walking in these clubs and venues and nobody shows up, I know I got a personal problem. [As] I continue to walk in these spots and they sold out four and five days a week, I couldn't ask for more than that. I'd rather have that than a trophy that don't really mean that much or a title that don't really mean that much, because it's all opinionated information anyway."

Plies' Goon Affiliated comes out October 6.

Who do you think is the Hottest MC in the Game? Don't forget to vote from now through September 21 to have your voice heard.