Why Eminem Wasn’t on MTV’s Top 10 Hottest MC’s list..

So Shyheim Reid gives a mediocre explanation:

The 2009 Hottest MCs in the Game list is based on an MC’s achievements of the moment, not an entire career. The criteria are based on a combination of mic skills, buzz, commercial success (sales and airplay), business ventures, Web presence, and impact.

Each member of the Brain Trust compiles his or her list based on those criteria. The fan list is factored as an 11th judge. Each ranked artist is then awarded a number (number 10 is worth one point, and so on). Those 11 lists and their respective values are combined to form a final list, which is then discussed and debated at the Roundtable.

Eminem’s ranking was one of the most discussed topics at the Roundtable. His hotly anticipated return to hip-hop after a long absence drove first-week sales of over 600,000 — the highest first-week sales of the year so far. He granted a handful of select interviews here and abroad, and was part of a massive moment with Sacha Baron Cohen at the MTV Movie Awards.

But then Em retreated to the lab, where he spent the summer crafting Relapse 2. From June to September, Em all but took himself out of the public eye, while other MCs generated week-to-week heat with mixtapes, guest appearances, performances and Web activity.

sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me. He definitely WASN’T quiet at all. There was the beef with Mariah and Nick which lasted awhile (which he murdered btw) and the Forever track with Drake, Ye & Weezy.  He should have definitely made it on the list.


One Response to “Why Eminem Wasn’t on MTV’s Top 10 Hottest MC’s list..”

  1. I feel you 100%. This is a bunch of bullshxt!
    Why he didnt the make the list and Raekwon and 50Cent did?
    WDF did they do to get a buzz for the moment?
    I didnt even know he dropped or was dropping an album.
    And as for 50.. he wasnt absolutely quiet but come on now!

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