A$AP Rocky has been steadily on the rise over the past two years, following up his popular Live.Love.A$AP mixtape with his debut album Long.Live.A$AP in January. The Harlem rapper made his debut on this year's list at the #8 spot, but of course, that position didn't go uncontested.
In Rocky's case, instead of simply crying foul, plenty of fans submitted their own Hottest MCs list, placing the Harlem rapper in the top 5
@mawuseziegbe @MTVRapFix Love the A$AP inclusion but 2 Chainz gotta make the list for making strip club bangers a thing again. #rememberyingyangtwins
@easeworld @MTVRapFix 5. rocky 4. domo genesis 3. kanye 2. kendrick 1. Herschel Hill
@sandrojeeawock @MTVRapFix #HottestMC 5.Tyler, The Creator 4.A$ap Rocky 3.Danny Brown 2.Drake 1.Kendrick Lamar
@BP_Stateofmind Big Sean is ranked higher than Kanye West and ASAP Rocky in their hottest MC's in the game list Hahah
@Devin10237 And y'all put #ASAPRocky on the list, but he wasn't even an #XXLFreshman12 LMAO. #Macklemore's #1 in damn near every country. (note that A$AP Rocky turned down his spot on the XXL Freshman cover.)
@IamAkademiks I feel the MTV Hottest MC list gonna be Drake, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Ross, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Kanye West, Asap Rocky, Future, Meek Mill