MTV Announces Their Top UK MC Picks of the Past Year


(AllHipHop News) MTV selected industry experts for the return of its UK roundtable, shining limelight on the country’s best MCs of 2011. First debuting as the “Best Of The Best: UK MCs” show in 2010, a group of industry experts in UK music gathered, discussed and compiled a list of the top 10 MCs for 2011. From 2010’s aftermath, many agreed with the list, others were infuriated, and some even made diss tracks dedicated to MTV UK’s team of panelists.

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The panelists for the 2011 roundtable debate included Charlie Sloth (DJ, BBC Radio 1Xtra / Radio 1), Posty (CEO,, Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson (Editor, MTV: The Wrap Up), Laura ‘Hyperfrank’ Brosnan (Music Journalist), Morgan Keyz (Music Video Director, SB.TV), and Nardene Scott (Senior Writer, RWD Magazine).

The show was to be hosted by BBC 1Xtra’s Vis. The group of hand-chosen UK urban experts chose artists based on biggest buzz, and the biggest impact on the UK scene. Panelists also reviewed who received the most attention from the media, who has the best flows and lyrics, and which MC is out there setting the trends.

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The chosen MCs from the UK were:

1. Wretch 32

2. K Koke

3. Professor Green

4. Chipmunk

5. Giggs

6. Ghetts

7. Lowkey

8. Skepta

9. Krept & Konan

10. DVS (co-ranked)

10. Blade Brown (co-ranked)

As it’s clear to see, one of the most well-known UK urban acts, Tinie Tempah, was not included in the controversial list. What are your thoughts on that? Watch the full show online at MTV’s urban destination, “The Wrap Up.”