2 Chainz's 'Hottest MCs' Debut At #2: Fans Weigh In

(2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar square off)

2 Chainz started off 2012 still buzzin' from the hit mixtape single "Spend It," but it was only uphill from there. In addition to being featured on big track's like G.O.O.D. Music's "Mercy," the rapper formerly known as Tity Boy dropped his own big hits like "No Lie" and "Birthday Song," while touring with Drake and Nicki Minaj, performing at Jay-Z's Made in America Festival and even hitting the stage with Lil Wayne at the VMAs. Cap that off with a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album with Based on a T.R.U. Story, and you can certainly say that he had a memorable year. See what fans had to say about his #2 rank on the "Hottest MCs" list.

After the big announcement, 2 Chainz took to Twitter to give some love. "Thanks MTV, headed to the lab ..." he wrote, later adding, "Next album will hush all the critics that the 1st album didn't..."

Fans weighed in:

@DRoseJr_ MTV: has Kendrick Lamar as the hottest rapper right now over 2 Chainz, Im done

@That_Boy_Scott: so rick Ross n 2 chainz make the list above Kanye nas and drake but j Cole is not even in the discussion WTF @MTVRapFix

@newbornrodeo: if either Kendrick or 2 Chainz gets that hottest MCs crown the line they're going to rap about it will be ridiculous

@mollygarfoot: 2 Chainz at number 2.. FINALLY a hottest MC placement I agree with! @MTVRapFix @hottestMC #2”

@LowKeyUHTN: As expected RT @ComplexMag: .@2Chainz is No. 2, and @KendrickLamar is No. 1 on MTV's "Hottest MCs" list:

@ayoolightskinn: if you're basing the hottest MC's off the last 365, Kendrick, Wiz, 2-Chainz, & Future easily had the best year.

@iTzBatiz:@MTVRapFix everyone thinks that Nas and Ye should be higher because of their WHOLE body of work, not just the year. Brain trust got it right


@LaBroncoHead: I guess I can see how sir 2 chainz took the #2 spot. Rating based on being the "hottest" not the best.

@DezThaReason :@MTVRapFix @hottestmc YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!

@sibon3lo1: 2 chainz is the #2 hottest MC in the game. MTV list, 2 chainz. Took 2nd spot. If yo favourite mc isn't in it he's basic. King Kendrick #1

@LiveYourMFLife: They put 2 Chainz ahead of nas meek mill & asap rocky.. Wtf @MTVRapFix

@_xaiden: So 2 chainz made the hottest MCs list and Cole didnt? good night.