Earlier today, Lil Duval tweeted that Afrobeats is killing Hip Hop…however RZA of Wu-Tang Clan disagrees.
“Afrobeats might be the death of hip hop as we know it,” he informed TMZ.
“Afrobeat is Hip Hop. They basically are doing their form of Hip Hop. Just like Trap was Hip Hop, just like G-Funk was Hip Hop, it’s just their rendition. And you know what: they deserve a chance, just like the rest of us deserve a chance, of our music to be heard around the world, inspire and feed families.”
After the reaction, Lil Duval strolled back on his initial declaration.
“I wasn’t saying hip hop is over i said ‘hip hop as we know it’,” he clarified, “meaning like evolved into something bigger…Meaning giving afrobeats props. I don’t [know] how some took offense.”
Lil Duval’s tweets followed the NBA All-Star Game’s all-Afrobeats halftime program included efficiencies by Afrobeats stars Burna Boy, Tems and Rema.
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