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MTV2’s Hottest MCs In The Game – Will Tech N9ne Make The List? [Discussion]

Published: January 30, 2012 in Tech N9ne by

MTV2 - Hottest MCs In The Game - Will Tech N9ne Place?Since 2007, MTV2 has sparked one of the most heated debates in hip hop with their Hottest MCs In The Game television special that looks to rank the year’s most impressive emcees. The extremely controversial list has been topped by names like Eminem, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne. Now, MTV2 once again heads back to the roundtable in hopes of listing the top 10 emcees of the last year. With so many active emcees in 2011, one name stands out as a clear choice – Tech N9ne. Following the incredible year of blockbuster sales and industry recognition, can Tech N9ne finally make his way to a much deserved spot on the top 10 Hottest MCs In The Game?

With a brain trust made up of hip hop journalists, the list assembles the top names of the year and attempts to rank them in a manner that focuses on cultural impact, lyricism, commercial success, buzz, and digital activity (Twitter, Facebook, mixtapes). While the list does contain a certain amount of usual suspects – Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent- there have also been a number of unexpected names that popped up in past years, including Lupe Fiasco, Common, Raekwon, and Fabolous.

While it may been completely out of the question to even mention Tech N9ne in the past, 2012 is a different story. In the last year, Tech N9ne appeared on Sucker Free several times and more recently, the Kansas City King bumrushed the cable network with the premiere of “Am I A Psycho?“, which went on to become the #1 music video in several categories on Then of course, there is Tech N9ne’s All 6’s And 7’s album which hit #4 on Billboard’s Top 200. Oh yeah, he also appeared on Lil Wayne’s double-platinum certified Tha Carter IV. No biggie. If it’s a numbers game, then Tech definitely proved he could hang with the industry in the last year.

As Sway and his brain trust prepare to discuss the year’s best, it’s more than just an option to include the independent king – it pretty much needs to be a done deal. Tech N9ne’s impact in both business and art is undeniable. Throw in your Kanye Wests and Jay-Zs, but make sure you don’t overlook the man redefining hip hop independence. You want a hot emcee? Look no further.

-Victor Sandoval, Assistant Editor Strange Music

Follow Victor on Twitter: @VicMSandoval

MTV2’s Hottest MCs In The Game special airs February 19 at 10:30PM ET/PT.

  • What do you think about MTV2’s Hottest MCs In The Game lists?
  • Do you think Tech N9ne will finally make the cut?
  • Where would you rank him on the list this year?

Let us know in the comments below!

  • Vinnyvendetta

    I would rank him number 1! He has achieved so much recently, how could he NOT get unnoticed? If he doesn’t make the list at all, I would be shocked. Tech N9ne is a mental giant!!

  • Anonymous

    I can only agree. All of them would bow in respect if they fully understood where Tech and Strange Music come from.

  • fucked up that hottest only means most active on tv and not talent. wayne’s a catch phrase rapper and that shit gets so fucking annoying, drake and ross just blow their own heads up on records with no lyrical feats to back it up, nikki’s lyrics are never anything to go back for a second listen, put jay and ye on a raw beat and i’ll listen but haven’t been impressed with much of anything by them in so long. tech’s momentum as of late should really place him high, though i truly don’t care about this list because these are the same folks that gave gucci credit as an artist…smmfh. they really need to quit being lazy and do one for people with real lyrics because it might give shine to cats who aren’t as known but are way better than these verbal weaklings


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