Bill Cosby releases "hip-hop" album
HERE TO SAVE YOU ALL. Apparently, it will be free of all filth-flarn and/or flarn-filth:
Beloved TV star Bill Cosby is set to release a hip-hop album -- but he refused to rap on any of the tracks because of the genre's "negativity."The "Cosby Show" actor, 70, is behind the new CD "Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency," which blends the comedian's stories with a hip-hop, pop and jazz soundtrack.But Cosby insists he didn't want to integrate rap into his sound because rapping is "profane for no reason."He tells the Associated Press, "I do not rap on any of these things. I wouldn't know how to fix my mouth to say some of the words.[/b]"(The album is) the opposite of what I think is the profanity for no particular reason, the misogyny for no particular reason. It really looks at the frustration and the anger that a young man may have."His producer, Bill "Spaceman" Patterson, says, "He's (Cosby) always been involved in music and he was there for the first generation of spoken word ... He has always understood rap's potential, but he was appalled by the foul language and the misogyny -- the way people used a medium that could be used to elevate people, to open their eyes and provoke thought."And Cosby doesn't want this rap record to be his last: "We can do even better. The next one will be even more cheerleading.""Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency" is slated for release next month.