Official BX's Top 15 MCs 2012 (Complete list)

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Official BX's Top 15 MCs 2012 (Complete list)
 

 
With over 160 voters, the results are in. fu*k MTV, BX is where it's at, where your opinions could be told.

This list was kind of surprising at some points. Let's see who we got for top 15.



15. Wale

Before his signing with MMG, Wale was somewhat known on BX for being trash (at times literally), and a no hit wonder. His debut album, Attention Deficit had decent reviews on Boxden, but most of the hate was just to follow. After Rick Ross picked him up in last years Superbowl, things changed. His sophomore album, Ambition received way better acclaim than his previous album, and now currently a.ssociates with Ross, Cole, Jay-Z, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, and more big name artists in the rap game, of course with the support of Rozay himself.

Classics: none




14. Big Sean

Still young and fresh in the game, Big Sean was just another emcee before working with Kanye West. His vast releases of mixtapes and collaborations with up and coming artists kept him his buzz, but with working with G.O.O.D. music, his style and charisma seems to stand out more than the average MC. He might not be the most lyrical, but Sean uses his tools and connections to his advantage, leaving him with a good healthy buzz at the moment.

Classics: none


(Watch out for "GOOD Music: The Album")




13. Joe Budden


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Being in the game for almost a decade, and only known for being an internet rapper, there's no denying the skill of Joey tha Don. Not only does Joey drop mixtapes and several free tracks to keep his buzz, but also does it with quality music. Joe Budden is one of the only rappers in the game to be known single handedly just off his talent and music ability. We all know Joe Budden can rap his a.ss off, no matter how lame we think his life really is (or how winning it is). Also, with the recent signing of Slaughterhouse under Shady Records, Joe Budden not only has more on his plate to eat, but to work with.

classics: MM2, MM3, Escape Route


(Watch out for "Slaughterhouse - Welcome to Our House" and Joey's solo album "The Great Escape)




12. Young Jeezy

Why it may be puzzling on BX why Jeezy has a big fanbase, it's because Jeezy has always kept it real. He created his own lane, all the way from the start of Dem Boyz and being signed under two different labels; his grind was almost unmatched. After the Recession, Jeezy went on a slight hiatus and seemed to lose a little buzz with a few failed singles. With the release of TM103, many of Jeezy's fans liked the project a lot, but still made very little noise.

classics: The Real Is Back TM101, The Recession, The Real Is Back




11. Lil Wayne


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It is extremely surprising to see Weezy not in the top 10 of our list. Then again, this is Boxden, where Lil Wayne might be the most hated rapper in history. But then again, he still might have one of the most loyal fanbases. When Carter IV's first week numbers came in (almost one million in USA), it was all speculation on who bought the albums. But there is no denying that Lil Wayne's buzz has died a little since the released of C4. The album got horrible reviews, and it was hard for Weezy to have concepts on the album. It will be very hard for Wayne to ever lose his buzz, him already being an established artist in the game, one of the biggest rappers ever. Remember, Lil Wayne isn't entirely known for his solo projects, featurings are also key for him, where he generally is at his best.

classics: Tha Carter, Tha Carter II, Dedication 2 + various mixtapes




10. Lloyd Banks, A$AP Rocky


Banks, another artist with a loyal fanbase, keeps it by releasing hot mixtapes with one of the hardest lyrics out right now. Even though a protege of 50 Cent, it seems that Banks has overcome 50 when it comes to music skill and buzz.

classics: The Hunger For More




A$AP Rocky, a fairly new head in the game, swarm in the game with his release of LiveLoveA$AP, which got great reviews. A$AP, mostly known for his wordplay and machine gun flow, is musically talented and hopes to be a big name artist this year. His delivery is almost unmatchable, but the day is still young to see what's in store for the up and coming Harlem-based rapper.




9. Nas



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He's being doing it for too long. He pretty much needs no introduction. With numerous classics under his belt, and now in 2012 with amazing featurings, the light of Nas is still lit, which many thought would be over. Many on Boxden consider Nas to be irrelevant, which is almost baffling, when he still is getting respect and collaborations with some of the biggest names in music. Nas' lyrics are still unmatched, and he still somehow manages to keep his flow nasty (no pun intended), but still listenable in today's music. Glad to see him crack in the top 10.

classics: Illmatic, IWW, Stillmatic, God's Son, The Lost Tapes


(Watch out for "Life is Good")




8. Eminem


Will Eminem's buzz ever die? Probably not, but it's surprising to see Eminem not in the top 5 of Boxden's list. Are many fans/stans realizing that Eminem isn't so great anymore? Many members loved Recovery, which is still selling like hotcakes, but the replay value of his music might not be up to par as it used to. Em is still a household name, which holds a lot of weight, but his music doesn't seem to match the controversy as it once did before. Of course Em isn't the same artist as he was when he ruled the world of rap (and music), but maybe the folks on BX think he's not so great anymore...

classics: SSLP, MMLP, The Eminem Show, 8 Mile Soundtrack




7. J. Cole



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If there's one thing about Cole, it's his guarantee for longevity. He raps and produces, which gives him edge over many rap artists. Sure he might not be the most charasmatic rapper at the moment, but his debut album Cold World quite matched the hype of BX. His technical skill and real life concepts make him a top 10 rapper at the moment. Still signed under ROC Nation, we still haven't got those three pictures with Jay have we? But one thing is for sure: watch out for his collab album with KL and especially his sophomore album. We have yet to witness the best of Cole.

classics: The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights, Cole Word: The Sideline Story?





6. Big K.R.I.T.



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The future of the south? So far, KRIT is yet to disappoint. Everything goes in his music, and he raps about it pretty well. His production is even better than Cole's, which is saying a lot. Even though he has not released a debut album yet, both of his known mixtapes are pretty much undeniable classic works. 2012 will be a big year for KRIT. His record label might be pushing his album back, but that certainly isn't stopping him from coming up with new material and great sounding beats. KRIT has a good ear for music, which definitely will keep him on track for years to come.

classics: K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, Return of 4eva

(Watch out for: "4evaNaDay" - March 5, 2012)




5. Kendrick Lamar


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The westcoast hasn't had an establishing emcee break new ground like this since The Game. What's even crazier, is that KL has worked with Dr. Dre as well, and to many on BX, he could be the next big thing. Kendrick Lamar is the only top 5 on the BX list without an official album debut. He also plans to create a project with J. Cole. Don't be surprised if you listen to K.Dot outshine Cole on that release. Kendrick Lamar not only has great lyrics and relatable subject matter, but his concepts are at full force. He's a new breed of emceeing, but can he survive the mainstream?

classics: Section.80

(Watch out for: "Good Kid in a Mad City")




4. Jay-Z
One of the only elite rappers to never be irrelevant since he came out, Hov always finds someway to stay in touch with the mainstream audience and pop culture, even being the old head in the rap game. While some may argue that he needs Kanye to stay on top, this is barely the case, as his huge fanbase still checks out for everything he's on. Besides his business talents, Jay-Z still has it, and it doesn't look like he will lose fire after the birth of his first child. BX is probably more anticipated in his next solo project, other than the sequel to Watch The Throne.

classics: Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, The Black Album, American Gangster

(Watch out for: "Watch The Throne 2")

3. Drake
2011 was arguably the year of Drizzy. It started off with a few featurings, but then exploded in the summer time. With this buzz and marketing, Drake and his team knew how and when to push his album drop. Even though Take Care did not have a top 10 hit prior to it's release, the buzz off the talent of Drake alone did it justice. BX may not enjoy Drake's soft side and personal life, but cannot deny that he is one of the most talented ones in the game today. His versatility is really what makes him, and we do not see him dropping the ball anytime soon.

classics: Comeback Season, So Far Gone




2. Rick Ross


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Who would have known that a rapper from Miami that was only popular for his guest appearances and huge one hit could have transformed into one of the biggest rap stars today. Ross' personal history clearly also doesn't matter. Ross makes good music, and has always had a good ear, choosing beats that mesh with his sound perfectly. While some may not call him a lyricist, his quotables and adlibs could be going for a good run. Ross isn't an elite rapper, but as a complete artist with a great grind, opinions might change. Rozay could be the most listened to rapper in the streets at the moment, and with the mainstream buzz along with that, expect Ross to keep climbing.

classics: Teflon Don




1. Kanye West

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Probably the greatest rap artist to ever grace this genre, Kanye just doesn't stop. His fan base gets bigger, his controversies get more talked about, and his music keeps on going. Nothing more really needs to be said. Hate him or love him, Kanye will take rap to new places, and keep on crossing over.

classics: College Dropout, Late Registration, MBDTF

(Watch out for: "Watch The Throne 2")

107 comments for "Official BX's Top 15 MCs 2012 (Complete list)"

 6 years ago '07        #2
1LynguisticMind 177 heat pts177
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Banks Buddens and Nas

should be top 3

these three are k!lling it verse after verse
 02-16-2012, 08:21 PM         #3
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Jay should be 2...how the fu*k you put Ross before Jay
 6 years ago '11        #4
Kid Cunner 400 heat pts400
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Not a bad list

I'd obviously move some ppl around but that goes for most ppl. When you say TOP MCs do you mean hottest, or skill wise/popularity/buzz?

Anyway, for Jeezy..Real Is Back a classic? And no Trap Or Die? Only thing that really stuck out as "wrong" if you wanna call it that.
 6 years ago '11        #5
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 1LynguisticMind said:
Banks Buddens and Nas

should be top 3

these three are k!lling it verse after verse
You can't be this delusional b.
 6 years ago '05        #6
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 coolbeans said:
Jay should be 2...how the fu*k you put Ross before Jay
It was all voting from BX members. Did you not vote?
 6 years ago '08        #7
Nut-In-Honeys 10 heat pts10
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no curren$y?
 6 years ago '07        #8
1LynguisticMind 177 heat pts177
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 Kid Cunner said:
You can't be this delusional b.
when it comes to "rapping" those three stand alone.

yall can keep your swag f*g sh*t youngin
 02-16-2012, 08:29 PM         #9
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 Sticks said:
It was all voting from BX members. Did you not vote?
no i didn't see the voting
 6 years ago '11        #10
Kid Cunner 400 heat pts400
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 1LynguisticMind said:
when it comes to "rapping" those three stand alone.

yall can keep your swag f*g sh*t youngin
Ok but these lists aren't about who are the best rappers bar for bar, stop being delusional. It's who is the top. If this was a who is best bar for bar there would be 15 other people on it, so stop. You are probably younger than me trying to act all "musically knowledgeable" online, it's not that serious b.
 6 years ago '09        #11
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List is aight But i think ASAP Rocky and big Krit a little to high on dat
 6 years ago '08        #12
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 1LynguisticMind said:
when it comes to "rapping" those three stand alone.

yall can keep your swag f*g sh*t youngin
The rankings should be focused less on pure rapping talent and more focused on the quality as well as quantity of good/decent/not automatic-skip-on-ipod songs put out by the artist over the past year leading into the new year.

I'm a big Nas fan but he really shouldn't be on the list. Other than nasty and his verse on Ghetto Dreams, what other songs has he put out to make him worthy to be mentioned?(No hate, please educate) There are many other artists out there who have dropped more material that I would consider to be hotter.

Eminem shouldn't be there either. The only time I hear his new music is when I play 2k12.


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 02-16-2012, 08:36 PM         #13
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Bullsh*t and Bamboozle.

The T/S made a poll based on a certain criteria to gauge "Hotness" and then he makes a spinoff thread about "Top MC's" without mentioning the criteria or the fact that we voted on who was HOT and not who was TOP.

Get it together bruh this sh*t is fugazee so if its fu*k MTV its fu*k BOXDEN.
 02-16-2012, 08:39 PM         #14
Graftedgenes 
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5-6 rappers tied with 21 Votes but you only include LiL Wayne?!?

This sh*t is rigged and garbage.
 6 years ago '11        #15
elvisfreshly 106 heat pts106
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rick ross is #2 shouldnt even be on the list
 6 years ago '05        #16
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 Graftedgenes said:
Bullsh*t and Bamboozle.

The T/S made a poll based on a certain criteria to gauge "Hotness" and then he makes a spinoff thread about "Top MC's" without mentioning the criteria or the fact that we voted on who was HOT and not who was TOP.

Get it together bruh this sh*t is fugazee so if its fu*k MTV its fu*k BOXDEN.
It's a new day in hip hop. n*ggas are finally recognizing the talent, which becomes hotness.

edit: the fu*k I look like talking about how "hot" a rapper is. You guys decided, but then I talk about why they're hot. I'm not going to be talking about radio spins all the time on this, bx doesn't want that.
 6 years ago '10        #17
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No Spitta tho?

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nas on here? this list lost its credibility.

 6 years ago '05        #18
Stuart Scott 200 heat pts200 OP
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 Graftedgenes said:
5-6 rappers tied with 21 Votes but you only include LiL Wayne?!?

This sh*t is rigged and garbage.
smfh. look at the poll results.. all the n*ggas who were tied with 21 votes are all on this list...
 6 years ago '11        #19
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I didn't see the poll voting, but was Nipsey on it? I feel like Nipsey never gets talked about but he consistently drops great material, and his buzz is getting bigger every month. He's not a household name or anything yet, but he's on the same route Wiz was. I feel like in a top 15 he's good enough to be 15, but that's just me.
 6 years ago '06        #20
hooligun 12 heat pts12
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y'all n*ggaz sleepin on nipsey hussle... list is decent though except for big sean, lil wayne and wale


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