Now that the controversy surrounding MTV’s Hottest MCs List somewhat died down, the Hip-Hop Brain Trust reveals a few that fell short of the list including Hov, Nicki and the “#1 rapper in the world“.
Tunechi didn’t have an LP of his own in 2012 but that didn’t stop him from hitting the studio to churn out his Dedication 4 mixtape, as well as hit single “No Worries” and current chart-climber “Love Me,” both from his upcoming I Am Not a Human Being II.
Wayne also lent his bars to others, dropping verses on French Montana’s “Pop That,” T.I.’s “Ball” and Juicy J’s “Bandz a Make Her Dance.” With his 10th solo album slated for a March release, there’s a great chance that Wayne will make his “Hottest MCs” return next year. But though he toured the world, racking up record receipts, there’s no denying Wayne spent a dominant year chasing pursuits outside music.
Weezy established his skate-influenced Trukfit clothing line as a fashion force to be reckoned with, selling the gear in major retailers like Macy’s and Dillards. The YMCMB boss balanced his business ventures, including a partnership with Mountain Dew, with his growing love for skateboarding. It became clear that, at least for now, Wayne’s love for the microphone had been surpassed by his love for the decks.
UPDATE: Here’s what we gave MTV.