This week we’ve heard reactions from Kanye West and A$AP Rocky on their placements on MTV’s “Hottest MC’s in the Game” list. Most avid rap fans feel the battle is between Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz for top spot when announced this weekend. On set of T.I.’s “Memories Back Then” video shoot in Los Angeles, Lamar caught up with Rap-Up to express his thoughts on the controversial list. He also agrees with Mr. West stating “It’s Kanye, he’s been putting in work for years” when discussing Yeezy’s No. 7 ranking.

“It’s very important for hip-hop. I love that they have debates like that. We need that. It’s competitive. Even though we doing these collaborations and stuff like that and we cool, at the same time, this is still rap. It’s still competitive and I’m trying to compete with everybody to be the best.

When people feel like they need to make their comments, I feel that’s needed. You’re supposed to feel like you’re the best ’cause if you don’t, you gon’ get stepped on ’cause it’s a jungle out there.”

Watch K.Dot’s interview below……

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