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October 20, 2009 7:07 AM   Subscribe

Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency The project includes songs about frustration, incarceration and ....

respect for women. I believe you can hear the whole thing online today.

Rappers such as Jace the Great, Brother Hahz and Supa Nova Slim will be featured.
posted by Jenny is Crafty (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
If it's as successful as Bill Cosby Talks To Kids About Drugs, women can consider themselves respected.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:09 AM on October 20, 2009


Y'see, the kids, they listen to the rap...
posted by entropicamericana at 7:33 AM on October 20, 2009 [4 favorites]


And now he's accomplished his wonderful dream!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 7:50 AM on October 20, 2009


entropicamericana: "Y'see, the kids, they listen to the rap..."

Remember The Arsenio Hall Show? Clinton playing the saxophone, "Woop woop...", and all that?

Cosby was a guest once, pontificating in that sedated-old-crank way of his about the tragedy of inner-city kids gang-fighting each other over "turf". Aresenio, as always desperately eager to make his guests look good, respectfully suggested that it was actually more complicated now with drug-dealing profits, etc.

Cosby fixed him with a glare of contempt and repeated that it was about "turf".
posted by Joe Beese at 8:13 AM on October 20, 2009


Obligatory Cosby Bebop (the Cowboy kind)
posted by cavalier at 8:35 AM on October 20, 2009 [4 favorites]


I hope it'll be as good as 'Hikky-Burr.'
posted by box at 8:51 AM on October 20, 2009


Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency The project includes songs about frustration, incarceration and ....

...Jello pudding pops!
posted by jonp72 at 8:54 AM on October 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is obviously, patently ridiculous.

I grew up in a world where "Cosby-sweater" was part of the lexicon for as long as you can remember, and Bill has always been a bit weird and out of it, and Ghost Dad was there, too. Anyone else who is around my age really owes it to themselves to go back and watch some of his older stuff; watch Uptown Saturday Night, and maybe Mother, Jugs and Speed or I Spy, but no matter what, make sure to catch Himself.

He is an easy target to make fun of now (boy, is he ever) but he did some good work, and he did it as clean as he expects everyone else to do it.

After all that, watch Eddie Murphy: Raw, again, for the part where he makes fun of Cos; he did a fantastic job.
posted by paisley henosis at 9:09 AM on October 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


n'thing paisley's suggestions. I link Bebop because it always floors me, but not because I disrespect the man or his legacy. A tremendously powerful and talented individual.
posted by cavalier at 9:20 AM on October 20, 2009


Even if Cos' new album approaches only one-tenth of the genius that was Hooray for the Salvation Army Band! then I will consider it a raging success.
posted by Spatch at 9:25 AM on October 20, 2009


Rappers such as Jace the Great, Brother Hahz and Supa Nova Slim will be featured.

A veritable who's-who who's that? of hip-hop.
posted by electroboy at 9:41 AM on October 20, 2009


paisley henosis: "After all that, watch Eddie Murphy: Raw, again, for the part where he makes fun of Cos; he did a fantastic job."

Video
posted by Joe Beese at 10:39 AM on October 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Rappers such as Jace the Great, Brother Hahz and Supa Nova Slim will be featured.

What no J.T. Freeze?
posted by jonp72 at 12:28 PM on October 20, 2009


After all that, watch Eddie Murphy: Raw, again, for the part where he makes fun of Cos; he did a fantastic job.

What's weird about that is that Cosby's kid, Ennis Cosby mentioned in the bit as being an Eddie Murphy fan, ended up getting shot by a Russian Gang member in 1997. Kind of weird knowing what happened to him.
posted by delmoi at 8:04 PM on October 20, 2009


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