Rap veterans Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem have all continued to exercise their hip-hop dominance, but over the past year, a new generation of MCs has made significant impact in the game over the past year. So when Young Money's Tyga was asked to make a pick for the "Hottest MC in the Game," he gave a nod to the new class.
Of course, the "Rack City" rapper nominated himself for the top spot in MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" debate, but he also opened the conversation up and included some other talented newcomers. "It's a lot of artists that I like now that are around my age and that are new, from Wale to J. Cole to Big Sean, Meek Mill," Tyga rattled off when MTV News caught up with him at a shoot for his "Rack City" remix video.
Tyga finds that he has more in common with this new crop of artist, as they share a generational bond. "A lot of those artists I can really relate to because we're close in age and a lot of the stuff they're talking about is modern day and going on right now," he said. "I salute all those dudes."
Well, Tyga will have to wait until Monday, when the top 10 "Hottest" countdown begins on MTV News and then tune in to "Hottest MCs in the Game VII" half-hour television special on MTV2 on February 19 when the top five "Hottest MCs in the Game" are revealed.
Who is your pick for "Hottest MC"? Let us know in the comments!
Tune in to MTV2 on Sunday, February 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT to catch "MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts," then watch "Hottest MCs in the Game VII" immediately after at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT before capping the night off with "Sucker Free Certified" at 11 p.m. ET/PT.