Add Soulja Boy’s name to the ever-growing list of rappers upset over MTV’s latest MC rankings. The 22-year-old rapper, once known as hip-hop’s resident beefer, took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the network’s “Hottest MCs in the Game VIII” list. He also questioned the panel selection and claimed the judging was preordained. The ATL native, who’s claim to fame was the 2007 dance craze that coincided with his hit single “Crank That,” hasn’t released an album since 2010. He has continued to release new material, producing over six mixtapes in 2012 alone. Since its inception in 2007, the “Hottest MCs” has remained a testament to rappers, somewhat measuring the success they achieved within a given year. According to MTV, artists are judged on artistic execution (lyrical ability, flow), commercial success (charting hits, radio spins, album sales), cultural impact (business acumen, ushering in other big artists), digital metrics (Facebook page likes, Twitter followers, new songs on mixtapes), buzz and other intangibles. Soulja Boy has failed to make the rankings since it began.
THAT NEW MTV LIST IS SOME BULLSHIT. IT HAS NO CREDITABILITY AND THE JUDGE PANEL HAD NO PASSION. IT WAS FIXED AND BIASED. NEXT YEAR THO
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) March 8, 2013