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Bill Cosby releases hip-hop record

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Bill Cosby releases hip-hop record

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TV comedian Bill Cosby has confirmed the details of his first hip-hop album.

Cosby Narratives Vol.1: State of Emergency will feature the 70-year-old actor telling stories over a hip-hop, pop and jazz soundtrack, reports the Associated Press.

The actor admitted that he wouldn't actually be rapping on the tracks and said his music would be the "opposite" of many mainstream artists in the genre.

He said: "I do not rap on any of these things. I wouldn't know how to fix my mouth to say some of the words.

"[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."

The LP has been produced by Bill "Spaceman" Patterson. He admitted he was surprised when he was approached by the comedian, but believes the results are a success.

Speaking about Cosby's passion for rap, Patterson said: "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."

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