I just found out that Bill Cosby is making a hip hop CD. Which proves just one thing: Now anybody – and I mean anybody – can put out an album. If it's a good album is another matter. What is it with famous folk crossing out of their celebrity niches and into the music realm? This has been going on since William Shatner's did his version of “Rocket Man,” which I'll admit, I loved. Hey, it might be a good thing. Who knows maybe Scarlett Johansson's new CD, “Anywhere I Lay My Head,” will be brilliant. But I somehow doubt it.
Cosby's album, “State of Emergency,” is supposed to harshly criticize drug abuse, black-on-black crimes and other issues in the black community. I don't know if Bill Cosby really understands the problems black youths face in our society, or, if he does, that anybody will listen. . .but I'll probably pick his CD up anyway.
P.S. I really just want to know if he can spit. It's been a long time since his pudding dayz. Eh, decide for yourself if he's a worthy MC: