Bill Cosby’s Band Responds To Russell Simmons

- By Bossip Staff

A member of Bill Cosby’s band responds to BDR:

I respect Russell Simmons for all of his contributions to Hip Hop culture but I hope that people do not get distracted and lost in his critiques…Continue..

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  • Mr.C

    First…

  • Mr.C

    I just wanted to be First one time…I dont have anything to speak on!!!

  • Kami All Day (Haters give me Promo.....)

    Exactly.

    Glad that someone can finally see the truth and message in what Bill is saying. No one wants to look in the mirror at the real stuff. Everyone is too fake and too fabricated to be even be CONSIDERED real. And those “fake” people need to fall back (wait…isnt that everyone!)

    And Russell Simmons needs to focus on helping assist in this change that Bill is on since he has the power, money, and resources to extradite some change as well.

    Get your ugly self off the beaches with white girls and HELP. Not hate.

    P.S. And please, please stop selling those rushcards….SHEESH!….you are only taking advantage of black youth and making a profit.

  • Kami All Day (Haters give me Promo.....)

    @Nique:

    LMBAO!!!!!!!! Now THAT was funny!

  • Janae

    I hope Cosby’s group sounds good and has success. If they sound good, I’ll pick up one of those cds. Or, maybe I’ll just buy one out of support. Russell has built himself a MAJOR empire, and I’m “proud” that he was able to do so from humble beginnings. But, I’m tired of “supporting” people just b/c they have cash. I do not support Russ on this subject, and he loses my respect more by the day.

  • Kami All Day (Haters give me Promo.....)

    @NuNu and Janae:

    Me too. I was thinking the same thing. I definitely want to give an ear to what they have to say.

    But for now, you both can check out Dead Prez. They have been around for awhile and are a socially-conscious (conscience) rap group.

    Loves them! They definitely will NEVER get any radio play.

  • Mrs. Rance

    Its unfortunate that Bill is putting his support behind a group that will not ever get airplay. Those guys don’t represent the youth of today. If they are not old they look it. And what’s with those dang feathers? As for Russell’s behind, I don’t know how he continues to support the negativity in rap music. For the life of me I can’t figure that out. He acts like he is the all-knowing elder when in fact he behaves like a middle age man in a permanent mid life crisis.

  • Born

    As I stated before when Russ was a young’in Bill was opening up doors for young black actors and equality. When he was on I Spy, his show in 1960’s: First-time actor Bill Cosby won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1966, 1967 and 1968. (Wikipedia)]

    His Bio: William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own series, The Bill Cosby Show, in 1969. He was one of the major characters on the children’s television show, The Electric Company, for its first two seasons, and created the humorous educational cartoon series, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city.

  • Janae

    @ Kami All Day

    Thanks for the recommendation. I’ve never heard of “Dead Prez”.

  • always knew

    i’d like to hear Bill’s group. There is no political/responsible rap…

  • Jer-z Girl

    Morgan Freeman

  • Born

    I get it, I copied the Bio from Wikipedia…Morgan Freeman it is, thanks.

  • chaka1

    I remember when Hip Hop was focused on positive messages and revealing truths in the world.

    Russell is almost as old a Bill Cosby. He should know better.

    We are the only race that bashes each other in the media like this.

  • DayShifter

    @Nique

    LMAO!!!

  • Asia

    Didn’t Russell co-sign with Tila Tequila on twitter? nuff said.

  • Ummmmmm....

    When BDR’s little girls grow up and bring home the supposed youth he’s defending for dinner, I guarantee you there will be no love then! Phony ass…it’s all about $$$ for this loser.

  • smartee

    You know… I really cannot stand Russell Simmons. He’s extremely annoying and he has a potty mouth! He cusses so much and is so vulgar. I am sick and tired of idiotic n***ers acting like the N word is no big deal and is acceptable amongst blacks, and urban races/ethnicities. Jay-Z was on Oprah and said that the N word was endearment, I guess meaning that black people have come so far and was once known as being a good for nothing low class piece of sh** and now we’re free and use it to lash back saying “yea look at me now, I am a n*gga, a smart or free n*gga” when in reality, that is just a bunch of nonsense! The word is ugly and even its pronunciation sounds ugly. I also hate how rappers rap about being gangsta, sex, and greed; it’s just manufactured bs. And it’s funny because if someone calls them out for it, they wanna get mad and try to defend themselves like they’re right when they just make fools out of themselves. It’s a shame that Bill Cosby believes in being positive and trying to do the right thing, but no one wants to listen.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ihavesuperpower twitter.com/ihavesuperpower

    shut up Russell. Nobody asked u to take a break from having a whit girl pound u in teh a$$ to critique this situation. Go back to what u were doing. You’re down dog!

  • burito9245

    It seems like whenever someone offers an opinion on Hip-Hop there’s always someone who jumps on the defensive rather than listening to the message. Bill made an honest effort with his socially-conscious band and that’s to be respected. He’s holding a mirror up to Hip-Hop and everyone’s turning their head so they won’t have to look in it. That’s NOT the way to make changes and maybe it’s about time to do so.

  • http://BOSSIP MZLEAVEITALONE

    Both Russell Simmons and Bill Cosby get on my nerves. If you don’t like Hip Hop dont listen to it. Parents shape their kids opinions. Not Hip Hop.

  • DayShifter

    @Prestonelite
    Look at Rap before it became the profit machine it is today, look at Nu(Neo)Soul, Undergroud Hip hop, the Blues and Jazz. Yes, some parts of our culture but we have always been true to our art, music and dance. So yes, at time I’m very disappointed in the state of our culture, but will always be proud of the history behind our arts.

  • DayShifter

    @Prestonelite
    Not sure what to say about Tyler Perry, but you know how crossovers work. He does what’s accepted.

  • $$$ = God in AMERICA

    russell mad because he in part is part of the problem and helped creat a culture that spiraled out of control into such negativity for the community.

    The devil will not want any light shed.

    Hip Hop artist are greedy and not conscious at all.

    Russel is like the Godfather of the problem child!!!!

  • Dunka

    Hte to say this but I agree with Bill on this one. Russell just looking out for his own interest and disguising it. If you go positive, that means less money for him! He grosses me out!

  • Dunka

    There is a difference between hip hop and rap. Rap generates more money and it’s also negative stereotypical displays of ignorance in the black community. Anyone can rap.

    Hip hop is positive. Nobody really makes it that big in hip hop because of the positivity. So it doesn’t generate much fanfare. Not everybody can be a hip hop artist.

    Russell makes money off the dumbing down of the black community. Plain and simple.

    Do not be deceived!

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