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Kendrick Lamar has earned the number one spot on MTV’s recently revealed list of this year’s “Hottest MCs in the Game.”

According to an article on,, Lamar’s album “good kid, m.A.A.d. city” became the “benchmark for hip-hop albums in an era dominated by downloads.”

Coming in at the #2 spot, 2 Chainz earned his spot on the list due to his work with G.O.O.D. Music and his solo LP.

Rounding out the top 5 are Rick Ross at #3, Nas at #4 and Drake at #5.

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