Kendrick Lamar Talks MTV’s "Hottest MCs" List

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Talks MTV’s "Hottest MCs" List

Lamar joins the debate over the much-talked about list.

Published March 7, 2013

When it comes to rap, everyone wants to be the best. With the eighth edition of MTV's "Hottest MCs" list, it seems like some dudes in the game have had their feathers ruffled, but not Kendrick Lamar.

The Compton MC sounded off on the top 10 list by saying that it's very important for hip hop and that it's a necessary debate.

"A lot of people forget out here, even though we doing these collaborations and stuff like that and we cool, at the same time, this is still rap," he continued, "It's still competitive and I'm trying to compete with everybody to be the best."

While Kendrick Lamar took the humble approach, he said that he understood why Kanye was a bit peeved by the No. 7 spot he was given on the list.

"It's Kanye. He's been putting in work for years," Kendrick said. 

It should be noted that Lamar hasn't appeared on the list yet, so here's to hoping that he'll get that No. 1 spot!

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Written by Taj Rani


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