After some comments made by members of N.W.A. at the Rock & Roll hall of Fame induction, Gene Simmons has answered back. Yesterday he tweeted this to Ice Cube about whether or not hip-hop should be part of the hall:
MC Ren said, “I want to say to Mr. Gene Simmons that hip-hop is here forever. We’re supposed to be here.” Ice Cub then voiced his opinion on why hip-hop should be a part of the hall, “The question is, ‘Are we rock ‘n’ roll? And I say — you goddamn right we rock ‘n’ roll. Rock ‘n’ roll is not an instrument. It’s not even a style of music. It’s a spirit that’s been going on since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock, and yes, hip-hop. Rock ‘n’ roll is not conforming to the people who came before you, but creating your own path in music and life. That is rock ‘n’ roll and that is us.”
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