Editors at U.S. magazine Blender have sparked controversy among hip-hop fans by naming legendary rapper TUPAC SHAKUR the most overrated artist in music.
The late California Love hitmaker, who was gunned down in 1996, is considered by many to be an icon of rap music, and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-selling hip-hop artist of all time for shifting more than 75 million albums worldwide.
But Shakur has topped the music publication’s tongue-in-cheek ‘Most Overrated in Music’ countdown, which features in their upcoming October (08) issue.
The editors admit Shakur had “insane rock-star charisma”, but say he also “larded records with self-mythologizing, mediocre filler”.
Other entrants in the list include the Grammy Awards at number seven, encores at number 12, and rockers Pink Floyd at 14.