Published Jan 31, 2008Comedic legend and ideal father Bill Cosby has announced he will release a proper hip-hop record. For rizzle? Apparently so.
According to AllHipHop.com, Cosby's 35th album will be titled State of Emergency, and will focus on issues such as "proper parenting, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, Black-on-Black crime and the dropout rate in America's high schools," while avoiding the use of any coarse language or degrading remarks regarding women. In other words, this album is the shape of hip-hop to come. Or not.
The 70-year-old comedian/actor/television producer/activist/luminary is no stranger to hip-hop. In 2004, Cosby addressed his concerns over hip-hop's negative influence on society saying: "Your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30 every day, it's cursing and calling each other "n----r" as they're walking up and down the street. They think they're hip. They can't read. They can't write. They're laughing and giggling, and they're going nowhere."