MTV forms a panel every year to determine who is the hottest emcees in the game. They seem to be a bit biased towards the mainstream artist — nevertheless, the lists are pretty good — most people seem to agree with at least 80%.
Drake tells Sway that he doesn’t think that he is one of the greatest artists in the game. That is a very humble comment, and a smart one, when he gets some major accomplishments under his belt then we can talk.
As for being one of the hottest emcees in the game, I don’t think that its a question. I don’t know many other artists receiving the attention that Drake has been as of late. What do you think, leave a comment.
Since we published our poll asking fans their picks for 2009’s Hottest MC in the Game, over 100,000 people have taken notice, voted and chimed in. (Editor’s note: The poll is meant to spark conversation, and it has no bearing on the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust’s list of the 10 Hottest MCs.) One of the names that fans continue to bring up is Drake’s. The young Canadian’s fans say he squashes the competition — but Drizzy still feels he has a long way to go.
“What a lot of people don’t understand … people may be like, I may be one of the best MCs — not yet,” he told us recently. “I’m 22. I got a lot of growth.”
Which brings up an interesting point: Drake hasn’t even dropped an album. Yes, he’s building up a string of stellar guest spots — like on Young Money’s “Every Girl” and Fabolous’ “Throw It in the Bag” remix — and his mixtape, So Far Gone, is a certified classic on the underground circuit, spawning radio hits “Successful” and “Best I Ever Had.” But with only 10 slots on the Hip-Hop Brain Trust’s list, should a person with no LP under his belt make the cut over somebody who has not only had singles in rotation but put product out in stores?