In an interview on AllHipHop Radio’s morning show Eric B and Friends PE’s frontman shared his thoughts on Jay-Z and MTV’s Hottest MC list, especially Gucci Mane.
“On Jay-Z – quote me on this – Jay-Z is the Rookie of the Year in 2009. You want to know why? Because at age 40, he is just getting started. He is simply forwarding the artform. Just imagine if he decided to pick up two more languages to add to his craft. He is #1.”
Chuck also said that rappers such as Gucci Mane and Baby of Cash Money, who both sharply contested Jay-Z’s top slot on MTV’s Hottest Rapper list had no artistic right to be so vocal. Chuck D stated these were unfounded criticisms based on Jay-Z’s body of work. Chuck said, “Jay-Z’s just getting started. Gucci Mane, he’d be better off jumping in a swimming pool with a plugged in toaster.”