January 2, 2013 11:17
Tupac named as most popular artist among British prisoners
The rapper was the most requested artist on National Prison Radio in 2012
The rapper tops a list of the most requested artists compiled by National Prison Radio, which broadcasts to all 84,000 inmates in the UK. During 2012, some 4,000 music-loving inmates requested songs on the station.
Jamaican dancehall artist Vybz Kartel places second on the list, while rapper K Koke comes in third. Rihanna, who follows in fourth, is the only female artist to appear in the top 20.
Meanwhile, the rest of the top 20 features a mixture of hip-hop stars including Eminem and Lil Wayne, metal bands Metallica and Slipknot, and reggae legends Bob Marley and UB40.
Commenting on the list, an NPR radio host told The Mirror: "Listening to something heavy can be a healthy release from prison life."
The top 20 artists in full:
2. Vybz Kartel
3. K Koke
8. Pink Floyd
9. Biggy Smalls
11. Jah Cure
14. Bob Marley
15. Lil Wayne
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