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Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Slams FNC's Hannity Over Rapper Criticism
The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | Kerry Picket

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 poet’s job is to say things people think, even if you don’t like it. That’s 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 didn’t say nothing when I sent the Def Poetry Jam during George Bush’s administration." He added, "There’s 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 that’s famous is less gangster, less homophobic, less racist, and less sexist than Sean Hannity. I like him [Hannity], but that’s what I’m 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. He’s 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.They’re less sexist. They’re less homophobic. They’re less racist and they’re certainly less gangster than Sean Hannity...all of them rappers. (SNIP)"

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; russellsimmons; seanhannity
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To: wilco200

It’s so easy to fall in rut...
It’s so easy to fall in rut.


21 posted on 05/11/2011 7:59:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: kristinn

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


22 posted on 05/11/2011 7:59:33 AM PDT by turdhopper
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To: kristinn

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.

DisGUSTING!


23 posted on 05/11/2011 8:00:27 AM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: American Quilter

“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.


24 posted on 05/11/2011 8:01:25 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: kristinn

Blacks are the most homophobic people on the planet. Best to
stay in the closet,Russie!


25 posted on 05/11/2011 8:01:33 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: kristinn

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?


26 posted on 05/11/2011 8:02:23 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (OBL's death is President Bush's fault! ..... thanks GWB!)
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To: kristinn
I'm a white guy, but I love African music.

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.

27 posted on 05/11/2011 8:03:43 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

I can’t believe he said these things with a straight face.

“Snoop Dog” is a blatant misogynist and racist.


28 posted on 05/11/2011 8:03:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“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”.


29 posted on 05/11/2011 8:04:01 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Dr. Ursus

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.


30 posted on 05/11/2011 8:04:20 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: EyeGuy

I suppose we could put some class into it by rhyming penis with serenest and prostitute with lots of loot, etc.


31 posted on 05/11/2011 8:07:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: kristinn
"All that is are songs that talk about police brutality in a kind of poetic way and say mean things.

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.

32 posted on 05/11/2011 8:07:22 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: EyeGuy

“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.


33 posted on 05/11/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: All

Have Your Say Every Day.

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Make Yours NOW and End the FReepathon!

34 posted on 05/11/2011 8:08:12 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: eCSMaster

Not to mention the magnificent legacy of American black music, before the disgusting downward spiral of Criminal-Thug-Animalistic Sex Rap.


35 posted on 05/11/2011 8:08:29 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: oldbrowser

“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.


36 posted on 05/11/2011 8:10:21 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: HiTech RedNeck

See now, there you are engaging more than a single neural synapse at one time.

Not possible for Crappers.


37 posted on 05/11/2011 8:10:24 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Tublecane

“Hang ‘Em From the Trees” or “Burn That N*gger!”

Google Johnny Rebel, there’s alot worse titles than those!


38 posted on 05/11/2011 8:14:46 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: kristinn

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?


39 posted on 05/11/2011 8:16:20 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: EyeGuy

Well, yeah, American Black music is wonderful too. But one might be accused of nasty things for admitting to a fondness for that.


40 posted on 05/11/2011 8:17:07 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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