MTV caught up with Big Sean and talked his new single “Switch Up.”
“The song “Switch Up” is pretty buzzin man, people talkin when I put it out I did for the believers, the people rockin with me, the fans, real Hip Hop you know what I’m saying. I didn’t intended on it being a single or anything like that, it was just naturally you know I was just listening to the radio and and they was running it back like 20 times you know it’s intense man.”
Nas comes in the #4 spot on MTV’s Hottest MCs List.
Not only did Nas drop potent stick-to-your-rib singles like “Daughters,” “The Don” and “Bye Baby,” he went to great lengths to craft memorable story-driven videos to match. ” ‘The Don’ was a great visual, ‘Daughters’ was a great visual, ‘Nasty’ was great and I think with this record coming off of Distant Relatives, nobody expected this,” pointed out MTV Programming VP Yomi Desalu while referencing the mixed reviews surrounding Nas’ Damien Marley collaboration album in 2010.
Rozay takes the #3 spot on MTV’s Hottest MCs List!
“When you talk about some of these cats, it’s a quantity-versus-quality thing, and that’s not the case with Ross — he has both,” said MTV’s VP of Music & Talent Programming Strategy, Yomi Desalu. “Ross is out there putting in work.” Not only did Rozay drop his gold-selling, #1 Billboard album God Forgives, I Don’t, he also rallied his Maybach Music troops to release the compilation Self Made, Vol. 2. Of course, who can forget that he gave out a pair of mixtapes for free: Rich Forever, at the top of 2012, and the jacking-for-beats-style tape The Black Bar Mitzvah, in October. Combine all of that with a string of features on hit records like Usher’s “Lemme See” and French Montana’s “Pop That” and it becomes increasingly difficult to deny the MMG mastermind.
We had a chance to sit with Rocky and he told us why he doesn’t agree with MTV putting him at number 8 on their latest hottest mc’s list. What number you think Rocky should have been? Be sure to check the FULL interview out on Shade 45 THIS Sunday from 4p-6p EST.
YES! Hahaha! DJ Enuff gets Kanye on the phone to discuss MTV’s latest list of hottest MC’s.
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Big Sean landed in the #6 spot on MTV’s Hottest MC’s List.
When the members of MTV’s Hip-Hop Brain Trust sat down to discuss the year’s rankings, the Detroit rapper initially had the #8 spot. But no one could’ve predicted how much he would progress on the list. Indeed, the same could be said for Sean’s influence and impact on hip-hop over the past year.
Meek Mill took the #10 spot on MTV’s Hottest MC’s List.
While he prepped his debut album, Dreams and Nightmares, the MMG rapper kept busy early in the year with features on Rick Ross’ Rich Forever mixtape, in addition to appearances on remixes of tracks like Wale’s “Slight Work” and Tyga’s “Rack City.”
By the spring, he delivered a brand-new body of work on hisDreamchasers 2 mixtape, which included the smash “Amen” (featuring Drake) and other notables like “Racked Up Shawty” with Fabolous. Even Jay-Z took notice, signing Meek to a Roc Nation management deal while his tape was still in heavy rotation.
Future landed in the #9 spot on MTV’s Hottest MC’s list.