Former leader of legendary Hip Hop group Wu-Tang clan, RZA has had some things to say following conversations and debates sparked by Atlanta actor and comedian Lil Duval on twitter about the Afrobeats takeover and slow death of Hip hop after last weekend’s All-Star Weekend Halftime performances by Burna Boy, Tems and Rema.
The comedian took to Twitter on Sunday (February 19) to share his thoughts in a series of posts claiming “Afrobeats might be the death of hip hop as we know it,” a position which was met with a lot of pushback.
When asked his opinion on the matter in an interview, the legendary producer remarked that the claim was false and Afrobeats was simply an extension of Urban American Music, a rendition even of the Hip Hop genre. He went on to add that similar to other genres which deserve to be heard and effect the lives of people around the world, the fast-rising genre deserves a chance to be heard too.
In a later tweet by Lil Duval adding on to his initial comments about the state of Hip Hop and the supposed threat Afrobeats poses, he claimed that he only meant to point out the evolution of the former into something bigger than what it has actually been known as. Implying that the genre was morphing due to its popularity around the world and acceptance by different cultures who have their own means of expression.
RZA also went ahead to debunk claims by Duval about podcasts being more relevant than Hip hop asserting that it belonged in an entirely different universe than the genre. He stated that the genre was going to continue growing and nothing was going to get in the way of that.
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