MTV says "These guys may not have made the top 10 "Hottest MCs" list for one reason or another, but they have impacted the game during the past several months. And while everyone's goal is to make it to the roundtable's controversial ranking board, an honorable mention is nothing to sneeze at."
Either way, to us it just seems like MTV is trying to dig itself out of the "out of touch" hole they dug. MC's listed in their "honorable mentions" list include The Game, Soulja Boy, Shawty Lo, Fabolous, Joe Budden, Rocko, Prodigy, Gucci Mane, Styles-P, Flo-Rida, Plies, Webbie, Ludacris, Fat Joe, and Bun B.
Basically anyone who released an album or single in the last year or basically if you are a rapper with a record deal, you were named.