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It’s been awhile, but MTV is set to return with their most controversial, but popular Hottest MC’s List. This time around, the platform will be grabbing an eight-person expert panel of journalists, rappers, and radio hosts to decide who are the top 10 most fascinating and culturally relevant artists of 2016.

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The panelist:
Karen Civil
Brian “B. Dot” Miller from RapRadar
Joe Budden
Letty from 92.3
Miranda Johnson of XXL
Nick Cannon
Sickamore (Label Executive)
Taxstone of Tax Season Podcast

Set to be hosted by Uncommon Sense & Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club own, Charlamagne Tha God, the half-hour TV special will air on MTV2 starting Friday, December 16 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. But before then, MTV will be kicking off a countdown starting Monday, December 12th through Thursday, December 15th, where they’ll unveil each artist of the top ten MCs list one day at a time. Come Friday, December 16th, the panelist will rank the top six finalists and crown the number one ‘Hottest MC’ of 2016.

The Contenders:
2 Chainz
French Montana
Lil Uzi Vert
Remy Ma
21 Savage
Future
Lil Wayne
Schoolboy Q
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Gucci Mane
Lil Yachty
The Game
Big Sean
J. Cole
Logic
Travis Scott
Chance The Rapper
Jay-Z
Mac Miller
Vic Mensa
D.R.A.M.
Kanye West
Meek Mill
Vince Staples
Dave East
Kendrick Lamar
OT Genasis
YG
Desiigner
Kevin Gates
Pusha T
Young Jeezy
Drake
Kid Cudi
Quavo
Young M.A
Fat Joe
Lil Durk
Rae Sremmurd
Young Thug