Nas: #4 Hottest MC In The Game

For 2012, life was certainly good for Nasir. And with one of the top Rap albums of last year, Esco holds the numero 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.

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  • Tev Milli

    I Agree fuck u if u don’t

  • big steve

    mtv is a joke

  • Cudderland!!

    the only right and deserved placing, couldve been at #3 tho, they put that KFC nigga ross at #3.. I BET 2 chainz is #2 and K. Dot is #1.. Goons judgin hottest MCs, Wow.

  • Starfox64

    ?

  • Yup !

    DRAKE WON A GRAMMY FOR BEST RAP ALBUM >>>>> NAS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT A GRAMMY LOOKS LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HA !

    DRAKE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BBGUN

    So there’s the first MC on the list.

  • FUTURE THA GOD STRIKES AGAIN

    NIGGA FUCK NAS

  • damone

    Yup… If u think drake album is better than nas album. Stop smoking whatever it is ur putting in your pipe bro

  • Leon Sandcastle

    Damn, wasn’t expecting this. I feel like they put nas on here to keep some credibility

  • As Real As It Gets

    How did SR get a job at MTV? First he said future should be #1 now is Nas doesn’t belong on the list??? You’re an idiot duke. Everyone know LIG was better than TC. His album came second to GKMC.

  • TheGreat

    That dude with the stripe black and white shirt is a fucking hater.

  • herohiro

    so kendrick drake or 2 chains aint there with two spots left uh oh its bout to get real

  • it’s the roc

    okay, i was scared nas was gonna get left off. good spot for him

  • LJ

    Who is that clown wearing the footlocker shirt?

  • Real Talk

    Being the confident EMCEE that he is…Nas doesn’t need a list to state his GREATNESS! Nas has longevity & a legendary career and that’s more important than being HOT for a moment. With that said, I bet his position on this list pisses his haters off.

  • DJ Game

    He’s wearing a Juventus jersey. But nevertheless he’s a clown.

  • JD

    Who is that clown wearing the footlocker shirt?

    ^^

    LOL

    *cries for a hunnid nights*

  • The Wise

    Thats questionable yeah i think he do better on this list..but it sales an as a whole in general so im glad he up there

  • jobie

    Nas aint hot, no airplay, mediocre sales. Little exposure

  • Yeezus Christ

    he shouldnt have even been on this list

  • WestCoast

    @LJ
    footlocker shirt !!! this Juventus (italian football club), one of the greatest football club in the world

  • Shamba Menelek

    Im Suprised. I thought he would of got the 5 slot. But I aint Mad. IMO he put out the best album in 2012 and that > beats a couple features that got on the radio. ANd we all know he was snubbed for the Gramy. Drakes album was good but face it man that shit was an RNB album with some rap.

    SO Kendrick is 1 and 2 Chainz 2.

  • Trillionaire

    Nas is the last of the titans. I guess he will take the stones. Well Deserved!

  • Shamba Menelek

    And Drakes Album came out the end of 2011 so it doesnt count for this years list

  • alphs

    Good job Kendrick, you deserved the 1st spot homje !!!!!!!

  • jon

    Yes! nas deserved this

  • Ryuk

    Fuck yes. Very very dope.

  • mac DIESEL

    SOMEWHERE IN NEW YORK CITY, ELLIOTT “NAS HATER #1″ WILSON IS THROWIN’ A CHAIR OUT A WINDOW!!!!

    ……..HA!!!! EAT IT UP HATERS!!!! QUEENS WINS AGAIN!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • That Guy

    Asap, Ye, Drake, Kendrick, and Nas: the only MC’s on the list. Let’s start with that.

  • ayyeee

    This feels forced.

  • QUEENZ

    Dude in the suspect referee shirt needs to off himself. The nerve of this guy to talk like Nas ain’t put in his work in 2012. 8th MTV list and this is his 1st appearance though?! That’s crazy. And for the losers on here talking about he doesn’t deserve his slot…how is an album that was pretty much favored to win album of the year at the grammys not hot?! granted Drake won it but no one else was in the conversation. Everyone knew it was a toss up between Life is Good and Take Care. Take Care for its more commercial success and LiG for being what it was. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YALL HEARD EMINEM IN THE FUCKING CLUB?! Yet he usually makes it on this list every year. NOT EVERY RECORD IS MEANT FOR THE CLUB! as a matter of fact…. Kendrick Lamar ain’t made for the club and I bet he’ll get the top slot (well deserved). If it wasnt for A$AP’s Fucking Problems you wouldn’t hear him in the clubs. Nothing on GKMC is for the club except for maybe Poetic Justice but thats not a hype record either. This is what happens when people let radio and club music dictate what is “hot”. Not all music is meant to be heard at 3am banging in a club. Thats all good but again I ask, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD EMINEM BANGING AT YOUR LOCAL CLUB. Stop being dick riders and applying rules to an artist like Nas cuz this referee hasnt heard him in the clubs when this same fool would be sucking off Eminem if he was at all active in 2012.

    Nas is the greatest and deserves everthing he gets.

  • Aggie Pride

    Going by MTV credentials NAS shouldn’t be that high but its what ever. All i know is Kendrick Lamar better be #1.

  • p. dom

    Dude in the striped jersey is a dickhead. “I ain’t hear Nas in the club…I ain’t hear Nas on the radio.” This is why hip-hop….scratch that, RAP is trash truck juice in 2013. This list is caca.

  • holyshyt

    Dude in the suspect referee shirt needs to off himself. The nerve of this guy to talk like Nas ain’t put in his work in 2012. 8th MTV list and this is his 1st appearance though?! That’s crazy. And for the losers on here talking about he doesn’t deserve his slot…how is an album that was pretty much favored to win album of the year at the grammys not hot?! granted Drake won it but no one else was in the conversation. Everyone knew it was a toss up between Life is Good and Take Care. Take Care for its more commercial success and LiG for being what it was. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YALL HEARD EMINEM IN THE FUCKING CLUB?! Yet he usually makes it on this list every year. NOT EVERY RECORD IS MEANT FOR THE CLUB! as a matter of fact…. Kendrick Lamar ain’t made for the club and I bet he’ll get the top slot (well deserved). If it wasnt for A$AP’s Fucking Problems you wouldn’t hear him in the clubs. Nothing on GKMC is for the club except for maybe Poetic Justice but thats not a hype record either. This is what happens when people let radio and club music dictate what is “hot”. Not all music is meant to be heard at 3am banging in a club. Thats all good but again I ask, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD EMINEM BANGING AT YOUR LOCAL CLUB. Stop being dick riders and applying rules to an artist like Nas cuz this referee hasnt heard him in the clubs when this same fool would be sucking off Eminem if he was at all active in 2012.

    Nas is the greatest and deserves everthing he gets.

    GOTDAMN! SAME SHYT I WAS THINKING PRETTY MUCH!! AND THAT DUSTY LOOKIN NICCA IN THE JERSEY A CLOWN! NASIR DA GOD !

  • mac DIESELS BITCH ASS MOM

    FUCK THAT FAGGOT HATER IN THE JUVENTUS JERSEY

  • Da Business

    Tho I’m happy that Nas made the list but, dude w/ the footlocker shirt had a point, Drake still had the bigger yr. Drake should be #1 than K.Dot…

  • @tshiamofs

    That triple beam verse is enough to make Nas #1, let alone his verse on khaled’s hip hop and his own album

  • SeanStone

    Dude is right about Nas. Just think about it. Don’t get all riled up. Think! It has nothing to do w/his album and how fire it was! He had summer on lock. But this isn’t the hottest (pick whatever word you feel fits) of the summer. #4 is too high, given their criteria.

  • Foreign luccini

    This gotta be a fuckin joke right? Nas ain’t been hot since Gods Son. This list is like the nfl networks top 100 players, it goes of past achievements!!!

  • Shottazzzz

    for once damn let dude live it would even be better if he was number1.. he been robbed by grammys all day.. fuck its just a MTV LIST… no one cares about that he might aswell have been number 1

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