KISS’s Gene Simmons Predicts That “Rap Will Die”

"I'm looking forward to the death of rap."

Gene Simmons, bassist and co-lead singer for legendary rock band KISS, is back at it with another controversial statement. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Simmons shares that he is "looking forward to the death of rap." Simmons says:

"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. [...] Next year, 10 years from now, at some point, and then something else will come along. And all that is good and healthy. [...] I don't have the cultural background to appreciate being a gangster," he said. "Of course that's not what it's all about, but that's where it comes from. That's the heart and soul of it. It came from the streets."

Let us know what you think of his comments.

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