Many were surprised by the Brain Trust's #6 pick for the Hottest MCs in the Game, but Atlanta's Waka Flocka Flame earned his slot his impact and three consecutive hits—"Hard In The Paint," "Ohletsdoit" and "No Hands" featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale—all of which reached the Billboard charts. But why are we telling you this? Here's why Waka himself thought he, along with Gucci and Nicki Minaj, should've nabbed spots on the Hottest MCs list for 2010.
"Why am I one of the Hottest MCs right now? I drop nonstop music," said Waka of his skill. "I stayed in tune with the world. I stayed on the Internet. I stayed in touch with the fans. I stayed direct, with any problems that anybody ever had with me, I replied back on them. I ain't act like a robot, ain't nobody give me no drop script. I talk from the heart. I just kept it real man, and I got three hard songs."
As for his mentor Gucci Mane La Flare, the dreadlocked MC said he deserved a shot at Hottest as well.
"[With] Gucc, his hustle, his drive the different and the impact of what he do," says Waka. "He was the underdog and he's like lava in a volcano and now he's everywhere."
Finally, Waka, who Nicki Minaj calls her little brother, discussed the femcee's prowess on the mic.
"Nicki? Nicki is the feature killer," said Waka without hesitation. "She bodies everybody on a song. Whoever gets on song with her, she's finishing them. I don't know one song right now that she doesn't have the hardest verse."
What do you think of the Hottest MCs in the Game list? Do you think Gucci Mane should've made it? Did Nicki Minaj and Waka Flocka Flame earned their slots? Tweet us at @MTVRapFix or tell us in a comment below!