One thing I have to give New York Governor David Paterson is that he gets hip-hop right more often than not. Today, according to New York Magazine's Vulture blog, Paterson -- citing his September 11th benefit concert at Madison Square Garden -- endorsed MTV's decision to name Jay-Z the "Hottest MC In The Game," and hey, in the context of his role of New York's chief executive, that's just good statesmanship.
WATCH: Jay-Z performs "Empire State of Mind" at MSG
In a related matter, I join Vulture's Lane Brown in despairing of Rick Ross's high placement on this MTV list. And Raekwon way down at #10? Ridiculous!