was thrilled that he's named MTV's Hottest MC. The Maybach Music rapper said, "Man, it really means a lot to me, of course, but it's an honor." He added, "It's something I've been watching, something I've been a fan of forever. Of course, MTV, they run the game. MMG, we're here. Shout-out to the whole team."
Rozay beats the likes of , and . MTV noted that though the rapper didn't have a new album coming out last year, he was all over the place with his songs. "Rick Ross makes raw records, he makes street records. When he gets on a verse, his beat selection is impeccable," MTV Jams' Tuma Basa said.