The rap community owes a lot to the Simmons family, Russell Simmons and his brother Rev. Run of Run D.M.C. It is arguable that without their trailblazing efforts in rap, Hip-Hop would not exist as a worldwide culture that grew from the genre of rap music.
So saying all of that, Jo Jo Simmons, Run’s son, took offense to some recent remarks from Juelz Santana on his track “Soft” that were less than complimentary of his uncle Russell, so he responded with some lyrics of his own in a diss track called “Holy Water”. The lyrics are:
“Now how you gonna mention my uncle Russell / Then disrespect his nephew / The industry forgot you / Fucker, you nothing special/ These niggas hate to love you / Simmons will not let you / Compare your money to my money, boy that’s disrespectful.”
Well, his lyrics weren’t taken lightly and some Santana affiliates hemmed up Jo Jo and had a little chat with him, according to XXL Mag. But during a recent interview with JoJo on CraveTV to promote his friend’s new album, JoJo let them know that they are not about violence and he was not raised a thug, so he doesn’t choose to go there, but the crew he appears to be hanging with are not above, shall we say, physical tactics.
Check him out.