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Tupac Is The Top Musical Choice Among British Prisoners

January 2, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

The Mirror reports that Tupac Shakur is the top musical choice among prisoners in the UK.

The National Prison Radio 2012 playlist was revealed, and Tupac passes Jamaican reggae fusion singer Vybz Kartel and rapper K Koke for the top spot. The station broadcasts to 84,000 inmates and 4,000 of them requested songs.

Rihanna was the only female on the list at #4. Metallica was the highest band at #7. An NPR show host said: “Listening to something heavy can be a healthy release from prison life.

Here is the top 20:

1. Tupac
2. Vybz Kartel
3. K Koke
4. Rihanna
5. Drake
6. Akon
7. Metallica
8. Pink Floyd
9. Biggy Smalls
10. Gyptian
11. Jah Cure
12. Slipknot
13. UB40
14. Bob Marley
15. Lil Wayne
16. Eminem
17. Evanescence
18. Mavado
19. Devlin
20. Giggs

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