Some fans of hip-hop are up in arms over on the MTV site at the recent news that Rolling Stone magazine has named rapper Eminem as the "King of Hip Hop". While Eminem is a high commercial seller when compared to some hip-hop acts, there are other hip-hop acts that garner high profits from their work as well, most notably Jay-Z and Kanye West who have sold more that half a million downloads of their single "Otis" that was released less than a week ago.
Do you think Eminem should be bequeathed the title of "King of Hip-Hop"? Probably more relevant a question would be, "Does record sales always mean a performer is a superior artist?"
Share your thoughts.