And this is why I think Jay-Z is one of the coolest guys in the game. Not my favorite rapper... but one of the coolest guys in the game. I can respect him for speaking up for what he believes in, and being so professional... yet informal at the same time. "Salute." Haha... I like that.
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.)
Check out MTVs justification... and I still don't believe in MTV, or BET... and you shouldn't either.
Keep Hip Hop Alive, One Bar At A Time
Over and Out, DocBoone