Eminem has beaten rap rivals JAY-Z and Kanye West to land the title of Hottest MC in the Game in a new MTV poll.
The honour tops a hugely successful comeback year for the Stan hitmaker, who bounced back from a deep depression and drug addiction to dominate charts around the world with his album Recovery and hit singles Not Afraid, No Love and Love The Way You Lie with Rihanna.
His stunning achievements have impressed members of the MTV News Hip-Hop Brain Trust so much, they've named him the best rapper alive in their annual survey, placing Eminem's recent tourmate Jay-Z in second place and West in third.
Drake and Rick Ross land at four and five, respectively, while Lil Wayne and his protegee Nicki Minaj also make appearances in the top 10.