The cockroach is a successful and long living species , here on earth for 350 million years, long, long before the infestation of humans began. Able to survive radioactivity, it will probably be here long after it's over. The good Professor Louie of Brooklyn has a rap for us about why the cockroach is so successful, hoping maybe we will take a hint before our short stay on this planet is over. Live at the People's Voice Café, New York City, January 7, 2012. Accompanied by Fast Eddie. Professor Louie Jeffrey Lewis' uncle.