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Drake, Nas and Rick Ross Finish Near Top of MTV’s Hottest MCs List

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Hip-hop heavyweights Drake, Nas and Rick Ross came in at No. 5, No. 4 and No. 3, respectively, on MTV’s polarizing Hottest MCs List for 2013.

Drizzy, who currently has the hottest song out with ‘Started from the Bottom,’ finished midway on the list at No. 5. He was credited for his slew of guest features and sold-out Club Paradise Tour, which grossed $42 million. Not to mention the Toronto MC won a Best Rap Album Grammy for ‘Take Care.’

Nas’ entry at No. 4 may have surprised a few folks, but it’s well deserved. MTV’s hip-hop brain trust commended the veteran rhyme-slinger for not only dropping stick-to-your-ribs singles like ‘Daughters,’ ‘The Don’ and ‘Bye Baby,’ he also dropped memorable well-directed videos to match. Also, his album, ‘Life Is Good,’ was a mature effort that proved he didn’t have to compete with today’s hottest rappers to connect with his audience — young or old.

Finally, at No. 3 is the Bawse. The brain trust praised Rozay for his string of guest features, his ‘Rich Forever’ mixtape and the success of his Grammy-nominated album, ‘God Forgives, I Don’t.’ In addition, his rap empire, Maybach Music Group, is one of the hottest music companies in the game right now. Ruh!

Who do you think will come in at No. 2 and No. 1?

Do you agree with MTV’s Hottest MCs list? Tell us in the comments below.

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