A little artistic reinvention never hurt anybody. The MC formerly known as Tity Boi broke out from his group Playaz Circle and embarked on a solo mission that paid huge dividends. As 2 Chainz, the ATL standout fired up the streets with mixtapes like Codeine Cowboy and T.R.U. Realigion. With street bangers like “Spend It” under his belt, 2 Chainz stood as the poster child for rap’s underground and then cashed in when he signed his major-label deal with Def Jam this month.
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.