After first being put together in 2010, the MTV Best Of The Best UK MC’s list has gone on to become one of the most talked about moments in the UK music calendar. The names on the list are a highly guarded secret up until release and if you manage to find your name on there, you must be doing something right.
Past winners include Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 (2011 & 2012), Krept & Konan and last year’s champion Stormzy, with the calibre of MCs that make up the rest of the list always of immense quality. Getting to the top of the pile isn’t easy – the list is discussed and compiled by the team at MTV, with a number of notable DJs, Video Directors, Producers and Presenters, who are all tastemakers and vital parts of the UK music industry, then invited to share their thoughts on the line up once it has been completed.
To announce this prestigious list for the sixth year, we’ll be releasing a video rundown in two parts. The first has just been aired on Not For The Radio (NFTR) HERE, with the second part premiered via MTV UK at 8pm on 10th February. Some teaser videos, which feature well known figures from the scene, have already been released on NFTR and you can watch them all HERE.
2015 was big year for UK music with a number of acts gaining chart success and co-signs from some huge names, whilst a number of musical beefs kept everyone on their toes. But, like Ghetts back in 2010, who voiced his dismay at not being included on the inaugural list by creating the track ‘Who’s On The Panel?’, there are bound to be some people who are disappointed. Remember, this is just the opinion of MTV – but will people agree?