MTV forms a panel every year to determine who is the hottest emcees in the game. They seem to be a bit biased towards the mainstream artist — nevertheless, the lists are pretty good — most people seem to agree with at least 80%.
Drake tells Sway that he doesn’t think that he is one of the greatest artists in the game. That is a very humble comment, and a smart one, when he gets some major accomplishments under his belt then we can talk.
As for being one of the hottest emcees in the game, I don’t think that its a question. I don’t know many other artists receiving the attention that Drake has been as of late. What do you think, leave a comment.
Since we published our poll asking fans their picks for 2009â€™s Hottest MC in the Game, over 100,000 people have taken notice, voted and chimed in. (Editorâ€™s note: The poll is meant to spark conversation, and it has no bearing on the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trustâ€™s list of the 10 Hottest MCs.) One of the names that fans continue to bring up is Drakeâ€™s. The young Canadianâ€™s fans say he squashes the competition â€” but Drizzy still feels he has a long way to go.
â€œWhat a lot of people donâ€™t understand â€¦ people may be like, I may be one of the best MCs â€” not yet,â€ he told us recently. â€œIâ€™m 22. I got a lot of growth.â€
Which brings up an interesting point: Drake hasnâ€™t even dropped an album. Yes, heâ€™s building up a string of stellar guest spots â€” like on Young Moneyâ€™s â€œEvery Girlâ€ and Fabolousâ€™ â€œThrow It in the Bagâ€ remix â€” and his mixtape, So Far Gone, is a certified classic on the underground circuit, spawning radio hits â€œSuccessfulâ€ and â€œBest I Ever Had.â€ But with only 10 slots on the Hip-Hop Brain Trustâ€™s list, should a person with no LP under his belt make the cut over somebody who has not only had singles in rotation but put product out in stores?