Skip to comments.Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Slams FNC's Hannity Over Rapper Criticism
Posted on 05/11/2011 7:43:09 AM PDT by kristinn
Conservatives including Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Alaska Republican governor Sarah Palin were critical of the White House for inviting the rapper Common to perform at the White House on Wednesday.
"Common is a pretty peaceful loving poet. A poets job is to say things people think, even if you dont like it. Thats their job," said Def Jams Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons," when I interviewed him on Tuesday about his recent meeting with Donald Trump.
Mr. Simmons defended not only Common but other rappers in the music community, like Snoop Doggy Dog. The hip hop mogul noted he sent rappers from his Def Poetry Jam to the White House during the last Bush administration saying, "They didnt say nothing when I sent the Def Poetry Jam during George Bushs administration." He added, "Theres nothing that Common could say that was more critical of the U.S. government than all the poets of my Broadway show. It won a Tony."
"Every rapper thats famous is less gangster, less homophobic, less racist, and less sexist than Sean Hannity. I like him [Hannity], but thats what Im saying about the rappers I know," said Mr. Simmons. "Snoop Dog is less sexist than [Hannity]. Snoop Dog is less racist than him. Snoop Dog is less homophobic than him and Snoop Dog is a lot less gangster than him. So Sean Hannity has to handle his own business. Hes got his own issues." Mr. Simmons said.
He added, "All that is are songs that talk about police brutality in a kind of poetic way and say mean things. They promote dialogue. Poets always create controversy by saying what people think.Theyre less sexist. Theyre less homophobic. Theyre less racist and theyre certainly less gangster than Sean Hannity...all of them rappers. (SNIP)"
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It’s so easy to fall in rut...
It’s so easy to fall in rut.
thats about the only kind of trash that will accept an invitation from the obamas. pure scum. it makes me feel dirty to be represented by those commies
Who the Hell cares what Russel Simmons thinks, why the Hell does Sean Hannity have that moron on his show, and why the Hell is that mental midget, illiterate, violent idiot common invited to the white house?
Common is ****ing garbage, and apparently so is the president’s and “his” “wife”.
Show me who your friends are, and I’ll show you who you are.
“So much for Simmons’ credibility”
Forget about all the racial and “lifestyle” slurs, “bitches and hos,” rhetorical incitements to violence, etc. Can he seriously not be aware that criminals and actual murderers have been famous rappers? No, he’s just lying.
Blacks are the most homophobic people on the planet. Best to
stay in the closet,Russie!
I may become a “Cowboy Poet” and write a poem about the death of Democrats, all of them, and see if the next President will have me perform at the White House. I’m sure Russell Simmons and Harry Reid would protect my right to say those things, right?
I don't mean rap, hip-hop or any of that sh!t.
I mean traditional African music: the rhythms, the harmonies, the counterpoint, ...
I think if I were black I would be so proud of traditional African music and would want my kids to appreciate it as I do.
But Russel Simmon's hip-hop trash is just plain filth. It's destroying African heritage and Simmons rakes in the big bucks for it.
I can’t believe he said these things with a straight face.
“Snoop Dog” is a blatant misogynist and racist.
“Can you make it rhyme?”
Sure if I deconstruct the verbiage and vocabulary down to a preschool level.
Lets see, what rhymes with such advanced, polysyllabic, Shakespearean deployment of the English language, such as “dick” and “ho”.
Hannity ought to call on his own muse and write some zingy answers to all this pretentious criticism he’s getting. Rap is the closest thing in human language to grunting, so it shouldn’t be hard.
I suppose we could put some class into it by rhyming penis with serenest and prostitute with lots of loot, etc.
Here is a brief list of rappers killed in recent years. This does not include the ones that died of drugs or aids or obesity. Add to this all of the thousands in the ghettos that maim and cripple each other physically, mentally, and spiritually following the lifestyle that these "poets" are promoting.
Oct. 30, 2002 Jam Master Jay, 37, of Run-DMC, shot at recording studio in New York's Queens borough.
March 28, 1999 Freaky Tah, 27, of Lost Boyz, shot as he leaves a party in Queens.
April 5, 1997 Albert Thomas, 22, of U.N.L.V., found shot in a car in New Orleans.
March 9, 1997 The Notorious B.I.G., 24, shot while sitting in his car outside party celebrating the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Sept. 13, 1996 Tupac Shakur, 25, dies nearly a week after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He had been riding with a record company executive down the casino Strip.
Nov. 30, 1995 Randy Walker, 27, who used the stage name Stretch, shot several times while driving through Queens. His van hits a tree and flips, killing him.
Nov. 3, 1991 Christopher Bender, 19, shot as he sits in a car with a relative in Brockton, Mass. He had released two albums and had just signed to Atlantic Records.
May 1, 1991 Ronnie Newt, 16, lead singer for the Newtrons, shot while allegedly holding up a convenience store in San Bernardino, Calif.
“Lets see, what rhymes with such advanced, polysyllabic, Shakespearean deployment of the English language, such as ‘dick’ and ‘ho’”
To be fair, Shakespeare could be vulgar, with plenty of references to the sexual equipement. Being a genius and not a lazy panderer, of course, he did it with wit.
Not to mention the magnificent legacy of American black music, before the disgusting downward spiral of Criminal-Thug-Animalistic Sex Rap.
“The Notorious B.I.G., 24”
Holy crud, he was only 24? Not long for the world, I’d guess, with or without the bullets.
See now, there you are engaging more than a single neural synapse at one time.
Not possible for Crappers.
Hang Em From the Trees or Burn That N*gger!
Google Johnny Rebel, there’s alot worse titles than those!
What an ultimate tool. Just what is a rapper “mogul” anyway? BMOC? They all be gangstas, and I can’t stand them.
Michelle antoinette is an idiot. She believes in Wright, she believes in Common. Does she let her kids listen to that crap?
Well, yeah, American Black music is wonderful too. But one might be accused of nasty things for admitting to a fondness for that.