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. After such an incredible 2015 for the entire scene, putting together this year’s list proved to be harder than ever – so who did take the top spot? The wait is over, as the full list has just been announced!
Check out this year’s list below, in order from 10-to-1…
10. Little Simz
8. Bugzy Malone
6. Section Boyz
4. Krept & Konan
A number of things were taken into control when deciding who deserves a place on the list including buzz, impact & influence, mainstream radar, lyrical ability, charisma and achievements. Check out part two of the video rundown over on MTV UK now and hear what Manny Norte, Heavytrackerz, Posty (GRM Daily), Yinka Bokinni and the Splurgeboys had to say about the MCs who made it onto this years list!
To announce this prestigious list for the sixth year, we released a video rundown in two parts. The first was aired on Not For The Radio (NFTR) a few days ago (HERE), and the second part premiered via MTV UK at last night.
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.
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?