By Alvin Blanco
Eminem is numero uno. On our Hottest MC's in the Game list, that is. The Detroit MC claimed the pole position this weekend on MTV's annual hip-hop heat check and the blogger cognoscenti all had opinions.
"Today, MTV released the final five for its Hottest MC’s list and deservingly so Eminem claims the number one spot for 2010," wrote MissInfo.tv. "His comeback to the music scene this year was one to remember with the success of his Recovery LP, the historic Detroit/NY concert series with Jay-Z and high profile features on tracks with Drake, B.o.B and Lil’ Wayne."
"Drum roll please. This year’s Hottest MC In The Game is none other than Eminem," posted RapRadar. "Can’t front, Fire Marshall has been a sizzling for nearly the entire year."
RapRadar EIC and founder Elliott Wilson tweeted, "Went to #1 from not mentioned at all. Oochie Wally Wally. Congrats, Em. Peace to Paul R. Stands for Redemption. Ha!" The "Paul R" a reference to Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg, also a partner in the growing blog site.
NahRight.com, the blog everyone loves to hate but check everyday anyway, also noted, "Eminem got the number one spot this year, which was kinda predictable after last year’s outrage and fan outcry against MTV."
LowKey of YouHeardThatNew.com and Kazeem Famuyide, Online Editor of The Source Magazie were in accord that rapper Fabolous should have at least made the top 10.
"I'd have to agree with @LowKeyUHTN ... I wouldn't have been mad at Fab being on that list,” tweeted @RealLifeKaz.
50 Cent's site, ThisIs50.com, was already confident about Eminem's dominance, writing, "Was there ever any doubt as to who would be number one?"
RealTalkNY was not as enthused with the list's make up, writing, "I see Kanye West at the third spot, but he has only been hot for the last two months. Plus I wouldn’t say he has had a major hit."
"So I don’t see how you put him over Rick Ross, Drake and Nicki Minaj," he continued. "What I don’t like about these lists is that they are more focused on what happen in the last few months than the entire year."
Boisterously opinionated hip-hop blogger Dart Adams of Bloggerhouse.net kept it 100, as usual: "All the MTV list does is create dialogue & generate buzz. If it's controversial? Even better. Heads will always hate them. I should know …"
With that in mind, mission accomplished.