Cosby Sweater

Album: Walking Under Stars (2014)
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  • This rap track was released in September 2014, which was bad timing because weeks later the Bill Cosby rape scandal broke. The avuncular comedian was famous for his sweaters, but it was another item of clothing, his dressing gown, that attracted the most attention this time.

    In late November the trio apologized for the faux pas, saying the song was not about the sex act - presumably any sex act. They might also have apologized for the reference to a certain Mr. Robert J. Fischer, who although once arguably the greatest chess player who ever lived went on to condone the 9/11 attacks, and died if not mad then not totally sane. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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