MTV deemed Jay-Z 2009′s Hottest MC in the Game, an annual online list, this week. Others on the list included Lil Wayne, Drake, and Kanye West. True to his form, Jay-Z wasn’t the least bit humble about his new title, but he also borrowed a little from Kanye when he said that Eminem deserved to be on the list because of his high album sales this year. Read Jay’s acceptance speech after the jump.
MTV, Thanx for this nod of appreciation. Although I don’t strive to be ‘hot’ for any particular year, I thank you for the acknowledgment. My whole goal is to be recognized as the best ever. I created the term ‘best rapper alive’ as a sign of respect to my fallen comrades (Biggie and Tupac). I believe I’ve allowed a significant grace period, and I believe I would not be respecting myself if being the absolute best was not my goal, and that’s why I continue to push myself until exhaustion … salute.
Sidebar: Kanye moment if I may … Eminem?!?! I think you do the credibility of this list a disservice if you don’t thoroughly explain his omission. As of this second he has the highest selling rap album of the year and a scene stealing verse on the best ‘posse’ cut of the year. (*Hands mic back to Taylor Swift … and nobody was harmed, I apologize in advance.)