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Rappers that reigned in the early days of Hip-Hop were usually rated by judging simple qualities such as sound, style, and swagger. But now the rap heavyweights of the game have revolutionized hip hop so drastically in that such a basic appraisal is no longer appropriate. With its universal appeal, widespread influence, and global impact, Hip-Hop has gradually materialized into an art form that is practically larger than life.
Therefore, it is becoming necessary to assess its affiliates in a celestial sense instead of a biological one. More complex qualities such as composition, axis, and dimension are more applicable when rating today’s rappers.
Which rapper has the most percentage of raw talent and cultivated skill? Which emcee has the star quality that best aligns with the reflection of true hip hop? And which rap star is the most multifaceted that they surpass being standard and end up setting the standard? Another quality that is just as essential as the above when assessing MCs is temperature.
Now your favorite online magazine Yo! Raps wants to give you the answer in a viewer’s choice vote. In the same spirit as previous online elections, Yo! Raps is running its “Hottest Rapper In The Game” contest to see which emcee will be designated as Hip-Hop’s head of state.
After the results are tabulated, it’ll be revealed if past elects like Lil Wayne and Kanye West still have the most impressive blaze or if another emcee managed to turn up their heat enough to snag the coveted “hot spot.”