Kanye was actually the fourth Hottest MC In The Game at first, but was bumped up a spot. G.O.O.D. call, guys.
“He’s basically putting out a mixtape on the radio,” MTV News supervising producer Sean Lee said during the Hottest MCs roundtable discussion. “These songs are throwaways for his album. He’s taking this beat from here, this feature on here, let me get this person on here, and putting them out to the public. And the public is consistently responding to these records.”