Posted by Sarah
Rap News Network
7/14/2003 12:14:27 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include 2Pac and Eminem.
The latest issue of RollingStone has an article on Eminem which makes a comparison between the popularity of Eminem and Tupac.
"What if Kurt Cobain had been a movie star? What if Madonna were a virtuoso? What if Tupac Shakur had been twice as popular -- and blond? "
The author is obviously unaware of how popular Tupac is and was, as to say Eminem is twice as popular is a vast exageration at best.
The author also mis-quotes Eminem as the best selling rapper of all-time.
"It's not just a matter of numbers, although numbers matter. Eminem has sold 20 million albums, making him the top-selling rapper ever."
Disregarding sales from Tupac's other seven albums and multiple singles, the sales of Tupac's All Eyez On Me, Makaveli, and Greatest Hits albums alone top 23 million in sales.
In related news,
QD3 Entertainment, known for its earlier documentary on Tupac - Thug Angel: The Life Of An Outlaw, is scheduled to release Beef on DVD and VHS on September 30th 2003. Tupac can be seen on the cover located to the left, alongside 50 Cent, DMX, Dr. Dre, Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Mobb Deep, Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. Below is the text from the back cover of the film:
The definitive look into the deep and harsh world of high profile beefs told by the artists themselves. The mc battle... Hip hop's war of words... Who's the illest on the mic... What happens when the raw energy of the inner city spills over from the studio to the streets. Today the stakes are high, and the consequences are becoming more and more real. What effect will this have on the future of hip hop? Judge for yourself! Featuring 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Nas, DMX, Snoop Dog, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Ja Rule, Mack 10, Common, Cypress Hill, Russell Simmons, NWA, and legendary battlers KRS-One, MC Chan, Kool Moe Dee, Busy Bee and more! Narrated by Emmy Award-winner Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America) And featuring Uncut Nate Dogg Golf Club Incident; A Night at MIC Club; MC Battles from Atlanta's Apache Caf‚; MC Supernatural Freestyles on Beef; Damon Dash vs. the Fresh Pimps.
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