By Quibian Salazar-Moreno
Even though the BET Hip-Hop Awards gave Common the Lyricist of the Year Award and honored KRS-One with the “I Am Hip-Hop Award”, the two rappers, along with Diddy, Timbaland, and Kevin Federline made Blender Magazine’s “The 40 Worst Lyricists” list.
Listed at number #36, the mag said Common is “a self-righteous hippie. The principled rhymer’s earnest neo-soul thoughts touch on abortion (“Turning this woman’s womb into a tomb”), social injustice and his own vegetarianism.”
KRS-One is listed at #25 with the magazine saying “the hip-hop pioneer’s raps devolved quickly from shrewd antigovernment observations to crackpot tirades and bizarre diatribes against the FDA and the IRS.”
Diddy is listed at #33, Kevin Federline at #30 and Timbaland at #29. Yes they listed all of them as better lyricists than KRS-One. The #1 worst lyricist is rock singer Sting. View the list for yourself at Blender.