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Eminem is the best selling artist of the decade. SMH
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mzehe916



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If I had to guess, I'd say that Slayer has sold the most t-shirts in the last decade and 2Pac has sold the most posters in the last decade (possibly two decades).

Hot Topic might be able to back me up with stats.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:08 am
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poopsnack



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good for Eminem. He is very talented. Also, I am glad he doesn't do spots on TV for Coke, Gap, etc. In fact, I can only think of iPod, DJ Hero, and the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (where em's music was used) where he has been in a commercial. I am I missing a bunch? Maybe you don't need to do silly ad's when you sell as many records as he does.
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mzehe916 wrote:
If I had to guess, I'd say that Slayer has sold the most t-shirts in the last decade and 2Pac has sold the most posters in the last decade (possibly two decades).

Hot Topic might be able to back me up with stats.


che guevarra might take both of those, but he aint a musician
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:21 am
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Mark in Minnesota



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To be fair, about a third of his record sales were in the early part of the decade, from journalists who wanted to stroke their chins and have a debate about whether it's okay to say faggot on a record as long as you circle back in the press and clarify that by faggot you just mean 'weak person.'

It's not like that many people actually listened to his music.
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mancabbage wrote:
, creed... ive never heard of


I wish I could say the same thing. That lead singer is one big ass hat. Good for 311 when they kicked his ass!!
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:46 am
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I forgot about that! 311 handled the situation well.
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Mark in Minnesota wrote:
To be fair, about a third of his record sales were in the early part of the decade, from journalists who wanted to stroke their chins and have a debate about whether it's okay to say faggot on a record as long as you circle back in the press and clarify that by faggot you just mean 'weak person.'

It's not like that many people actually listened to his music.


This should be recognized. But also, to make an album where people who love you buy it AND people who hate you buy it has to be worth something. There was nothing excessively homophobic (outside of what hip-hop has been doing for years) in that first record on a major label, and he got shit for it. So I assume the excessive nature of that 2nd record was directly aimed at getting those people's attention.

Controversy sold a chunk of his records, but I'm pretty sure that was the plan.
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the mean
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Jesse Custer wrote:
Never heard of Creed? You're missing out man.

They are hilariously awful God-rock. The singer is such a cock, and throws ridiculous Jesus poses constantly. He is such a insufferable bellend that the whole of the rest of the band decided to quit and form a new band without him.

Dude, they are back together. Can't wait for the new album.
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mzehe916 wrote:
If I had to guess, I'd say that Slayer has sold the most t-shirts in the last decade and 2Pac has sold the most posters in the last decade (possibly two decades).

Hot Topic might be able to back me up with stats.


Posterwise, I feel like Bob Marley would definitely be up there, if only because of the college kid demographic.
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:36 pm
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Reggie



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Eminem's second lp is great. Stop fronting.
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the mean
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Reggie wrote:
Eminem's second lp is great. Stop fronting.

If you are referring the "Marshall Mathers" LP, I agree.
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yeah that's the one. My roommate got it when it came out in 1999 or 2000, and I refused to listen to it for a while. Then I finally played it and had to come around to the facts.
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Neuro
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eminem discusions are always fun to read
Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:01 pm
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See, I don't know. I feel like that album sounds incredibly dated (minus a few songs). I popped it in not too long ago and it brought me back to high school. I'm not impressed with most of that album.

You see I'm...just Marshall Matherrrrs. Haha. I really only find myself listening to the Slim Shady LP, which isn't much at all.
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Alan Hague wrote:
Creed sold over 9 million units?! Jesus...


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