(AllHipHop News) Gene Simmons’’ singer/songwriter daughter Sophie Tweed-Simmons is hoping to score a hit with Rick Rossafter writing a track just for him.
The Kiss rocker has openly discussed his dislike for for rap, but it seems his 24-year-old daughter does not share the same sentiments after revealing to TMZ she penned a tune for Ima Boss star Ross.
“Our parents forced us to take piano for nine years and learn any instrument we could just because they wanted us to be able to have that skill if we ever wanted to go into music, and now it worked out because I’m writing songs for everyone,” she explained to the site.
“I’m working on my EP and I’ve been writing songs for people lately, like I just wrote a track for Rick Ross, which is hysterical.”
Sophie even posted a video on Instagram of Rick and members of his team listening to the hook she wrote last month (July).
As for her father’s controversial belief rap will be “dead” in 10 years, Sophie maintains it’s because he doesn’t have a proper understanding of the genre because it’s not the type of music he grew up with.
“He doesn’t get it ’cause he’s just never understood Hip-Hop or rap, but I grew up with it so that’s what I’ve always listened to.”
While Gene may not understand his daughter’s interest in Hip-Hop, he tells TMZ he and his wife Shannon Tweed couldn’t be happier for Sophie, saying in a statement, “Shannon and I are so proud of Sophie. Besides her charm and beauty, she actually has the creative goods to be anything she wants to be. When I grow up, I want to be just like her.”
The outspoken 66-year-old attacked rap music in an interview with Rolling Stone back in March, stating, “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.
“Rap will die next year, 10 years from now, at some point, and then something else will come along… I think rap is OK… (but) I don’t have the cultural background to appreciate being a gangsta. 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.”