J. Cole had a phenomenal 2011. His debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, has gone gold and yielded a platinum single with “Work Out.” Cole, who was once an underground favorite, broadened his fanbase by touring with Rihanna on her Loud Tour.
MTV recently wrapped up their Hottest MC’s In The Game List over the past week. After its release, controversy ensued with some questioning their removal from the list (J. Cole) and others feeling totally honored to be recognized for their accomplishments (Big Sean). Here is MTV’s Hottest MC’s: Honorable Mention Edition.