The city of Miami was sizzling hot last night, literally, following the triumphant win the Miami Heat secured against the New York Knicks in the NBA playoffs. On hand to witness the victory was hometown hip-hop ambassador Rick Ross and Maybach partner in rhyme Wale. During halftime of the win Ross pays a visit to Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland."Shout out to the New York Knicks" said an excited Ross. "Carmelo, Amare, Chandler, Mike Bibby, the whole squad you know we gotta salute them. But its all about the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, my partner Udons Haslem, the list goes on the whole Miami Heat. MMG, baby. We here. We the Hottest" referring to his current "Hottest MCs In The Game" title.
The Heat are well on their journey for their first NBA title in the Lebron James-era with the Indiana Pacers waiting in the wings for round two.
As is the case with the Heat, Rick Ross' Maybach Music empire is running away in round one of the Swagged Out Conference against New York's very own D-Block with 65% of the votes.
The squad here at RapFix are looking forward to watching LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the biggest stars lead their respective teams to victory. It’s the same way we look forward to rap’s biggest stars lead their teams to hip-hop dominance. So while the NBA sets forth to determine who the best ball team of the year is, RapFix is on a mission to find out who the best team in rap in our MTV News Hip-Hop Playoffs!
We examined the past year in hip-hop and identified the game’s 16 most dominant crews. Then we split them up into our either our Swagged-Out Conference or Baller Conference and created match-ups where you the fan can determine the winner based on your, votes.
A championship team is only as good as its weakest link, so we analyzed talent, sales success and overall influence to determine our 16 rap teams and come up with the proper seeding.
It’s not up to us, it’s up to you guys. Fans get to vote in order to determine who hip-hop’s ultimate crew of 2012 will be?
Be sure to check back with our RapFix blog daily as we update you on both the progress of your favorite rap crews and your favorite NBA teams. Game On!
Voting is open now! Be sure to use the hashtag #hiphopplayoffs
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