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Talib Kweli had a few words for Gene Simmons in response to his controversial comments about the future of Hip-Hop.

Earlier this week, the rock legend and KISS co-founder spoke to Rolling Stone and shared his thoughts on Rap as a whole, in which he says “I am looking forward to the death of rap. I’m looking forward to music coming back to lyrics and melody, instead of just talking. A song, as far as I’m concerned, is by definition lyric and melody … or just melody.

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Kweli, a known mouthpiece for the community, did not mince words when addressing Gene’s commentary.

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Simmons quickly attempted to do damage control, claiming that he was only pointing out the “cyclical” aspect of the art.

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As expected, Kweli didn’t let Simmons slide with his response to the backlash. Moments later, he shared a few KRS One lyrics in hopes of giving Simmons a hip-hop history lesson.

What are your thoughts on Simmons and Kweli’s feud?

SOURCE: VIBE | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

Talib Kweli Fires Back At Gene Simmons’ “Death Of Rap” Comments  was originally published on globalgrind.com