Cosby takes rap for album
NEW YORK: Bill Cosby has absorbed criticism of his blunt attacks on self-destructive black behaviour and hip-hop culture. Now he’s taking his crusade into the lion’s den with an improbable rap album, State of Emergency.
He was executive producer and provided the concepts for all 14 songs. The rapping is done by three little-known artists.
The songs range from descrip- tions of black afflictions and challenges to self-improvement, to celebrations of black women and visions of a better future.
It’s the polar opposite of today’s rap. State of Emergency has the potential to change lives. The problem? The music. Asking your average rap fan to listen to this is like asking a kid to give up Twinkies for tofu. – Sapa-AP
CHALLENGING: Bill Cosby