Anyone who can make millions off of what the consumer wants to hear is a marketing genius. My ***** sold a million ringtones, which means he's in tune with the masses and is a smart ass businessman. In terms of being a musical genius like that lupe isnt in that category neither is cudi, or even *gulp* nas. Being lyrical can only get you so far.
and mentioning nas? gtfo he's went platinum many times already and had hit singles, he's older and he just makes more conscious music now...
i hate when record sales get brought into arguments