2011 Hottest Breakthrough MCs, Day 2: Machine Gun Kelly, Mac Miller Lead

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On Wednesday (December 7) the polls officially opened for voting in MTV’s 2011 Hottest Breakthrough MCs competition. By Thursday, over 30, 000 votes had been cast, with Machine Gun Kelly and Mac Miller holding down the top two spots, while Young Money rapper Lil Twist and Compton lyricist Kendrick Lamar pulled in at the number three and four spots respectively. Fans, make sure to rock the vote if you want to see your favorite rapper take home top prize. The polls will close on December 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET, cast your vote now! Check out the current rankings below, displaying numbers for the top votes.

Machine Gun Kelly: 16, 022
Mac Miller: 10, 017
Lil Twist: 3, 549
Kendrick Lamar: 2, 250
Meek Mill: —
A$AP Rocky: —
Freddie Gibbs: —
Roscoe Dash: —
Future: —
French Montana: —

Vote Now For The Hottest Breakthrough MC Of 2011

To be considered a Hottest Breakthrough MC, an artist cannot have released a major-label full-length album. Finalists from 2010′s Hottest Breakthrough MC poll will not be eligible for 2011 consideration. Last year Wiz Khalifa emerged as the Hottest Breakthrough MC, beating out runner-up Nicki Minaj, along with ATL group Travis Porter, Diggy Simmons and J. Cole.

This year you can go vote for nominees that include Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller. One winner will be chosen and thrown into the debate for our upcoming Hottest MCs list. Cast your vote for the winner and be sure to check in daily for updates and poll results.