Two months of non-stop hip-hop action between some of the biggest and the best rap crews out culminated in the ultimate showdown between Eminem's Shady 2.0 and Rick Ross' budding Maybach Music Group empire. It was a hard fought battle on the road to the MTV News Hip-Hop Finals but the two respective crews managed to sustain the wraths of powerhouse rap crews including Roc Nation, TDE, G.O.O.D. Music, Diplomats, G-Unit, Taylor Gang, Odd Future, Grand Hustle and more.
The NBA Playoffs is expected to be a historical one with the Finals kicking off tonight between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Commissioner David Stern couldn't ask for a better NBA Finals with the leagues MVP Lebron James and 2011-2012 scoring champ Kevin Durant. Outside of the two superstars, marquee guards Dwyane Wade and OKC's Russell Westbrook are expected to have a legendary match of their own. And lets not forget about the third tier players, Chris Bosh and the bearded James Harden.
In the MTV News Hip-Hop playoffs a host of crews prepare to enter round two after a grueling music match in the initial round against their opponents. Rap powerhouse YMCMB, Brick Squad, A$AP Mob, Taylor Gang, Bad Boy, and D-Block were all sent home while Maybach Music, G.O.O.D. Music, Roc Nation, Grand Hustle, Dipset, and G-Unit wait patiently to begin round two. Be sure to stay tuned for round two of the voting phase.
The squad here at RapFix are looking forward to watching LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the biggest stars lead their respective teams to victory. It’s the same way we look forward to rap’s biggest stars lead their teams to hip-hop dominance. So while the NBA sets forth to determine who the best ball team of the year is, RapFix is on a mission to find out who the best team in rap in our MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs!
We examined the past year in hip-hop and identified the game’s 16 most dominant crews. Then we split them up into our either our Swagged-Out Conference or Baller Conference and created match-ups where you the fan can determine the winner based on your, votes.
A championship team is only as good as its weakest link, so we analyzed talent, sales success and overall influence to determine our 16 rap teams and come up with the proper seeding.
It’s not up to us, it’s up to you guys. Fans get to vote in order to determine who hip-hop’s ultimate crew of 2012 will be?
Be sure to check back with our RapFix blog daily as we update you on who will walk away with the hip-hop crown. Game On!
Voting is open now for the finals! Be sure to use the hashtag #hiphopplayoffs