The temperature’s rising, which can only mean one thing: MTV is gearing up for “Hottest MCs in the Game VIII.” In 2012, Rick Ross took the crown, but beginning on Sunday, March 3, on MTV2′s “The Week in Jams,” our Hip-Hop Brain Trust will come together to debate and rank the past year’s 10 best spitters in the game. The roundtable discussion kicks off on “TWIJ” at 11 a.m. ET with the first round of reveals and it continues every day leading up to the #1 reveal on the “Hottest MCs in the Game VIII” special set to premiere on Thursday, March 7, at 10 p.m. ET on MTV Jams. Check back daily on Hottest.MTV.com for up-to-the-minute updates and hit MTV News for more details.