08 Jul Who wins in a freestyle rap battle, Rumi or Hafez?
Who wins in a freestyle rap battle, Rumi or Hafez?
Assalamu-alaikum, who wins in a freestyle rap battle, Rumi or Hafez?
Wa alykum as-salaam,
This is an awesome question.
Honestly, it would be a really interesting battle because I don’t know of Rumi poems that ever criticized people, whereas, Hafez had a history of, essentially, trash talking poetically.
So, I want to give it Hafez on his trash-talk, which would make the audience give it to him, but I feel like Rumi, mortally hurt by the words and the crowd’s jeers, would respond with some seemingly innocuous line that Hafez would just laugh off. Then after the rap battle, he’d walk home (I guess?) and once he turns on his Playstation to play Call of Duty and plays for an hour, exchanging threats with 14 year old in Minnesota, Rumi’s words will hit him and he’ll question his entire existence.
So who really wins there?