Kanye was at it again in regard to being placed number 7 on MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game list. Kanye West, who hardly ever does media called into Hot 97 on Tuesday night to chop it up with DJ Enuff about his number 7 placement on the the list.
West had this to say about his G.O.O.D Music cohort, Big Sean, as he beat out Ye on the list and placed at number 6. “More than anything, I’m happy for Sean.” But he still had an issue with his placement on the power ranking, admitting, “Yeah, number 7 bothers me.”
MTV’s “Hottest MCs in the Game VIII” basically measures who is hot right now so before all the hip hop purist really weigh in, Rakim, Chuck D, or any of the older pioneers can’t be the list. The ranking is based on criteria and a majority vote while MTV News Correspondent Sway Calloway, plays the moderator role. Panelists must consider and weigh in on lyrics, impact, sales, buzz, style and the intangibles, like star quality.
Kanye also lobbied for Big Sean to be placed higher on the list saying, “He should be on top 5,” citing “the way he just be bodying records, like the way he started off that ‘Mercy.’ ”