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Feelings are about to get hurt as MTV returns with its annual Hottest MCs In The Game debate. The “MTV Brain Trust” will begin narrowing down the 10 rappers that had the hottest 2012 starting on Sunday, March 3 on MTV2’s The Week In Jams at 11 a.m ET.

The roundtable discussions kick off this Sunday and will continue daily until the big reveal on Thursday, March 7 during  the Hottest MCs In The Game VIII special that airs at 1o p.m. ET on MTV Jams.

According to MTV News, the MC’s will be judged up their “impact, buzz, sales, lyrics, style and those intangible qualities that make an artist special. Last year’s winner was Rick Ross, followed by Drake as the runner up. Rozay is in contention again this year as well as notables like 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and Pusha T. There was a bit of controversy last year because J. Cole wasn’t even nominated.

Once again Sway Calloway will serve as the panel’s moderator. The #10 and #9 slots will be selected on this Sunday’s episode. The #8 through #5 spots will be revealed on Monday (March 4) and Tuesday (March 5) online at As for #4 and #3, they will be unveiled during a special episode of  “RapFix Live” on Wednesday (March 6) at 4 p.m. ET. Lastly, #2 and #1 will be announced on March 7 during the aforementioned Hottest MCs in the Game VIII. Let us know who you personally this in the hottest MC in the game in the comments.

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