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- By Bossip Staff

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Bill Cosby is coming out with a Hip Hop album called State of Emergency. The album will cover issues such as teen pregnancy, crime, drug abuse in parenting. Here is an excerpt on parenting from one of Bill’s books that was published last year:

“All black parents can do right by their children, and all black children can succeed. There is no reason why not.”

“Use standard English when you have your kids together, not Black English. They’ll hear enough of that in the streets…Watch the movie My Fair Lady. All cultures discriminate against people who have not mastered the standard language, and when race is involved, it is all that much harder for a nonstandard speaker to feel competent or even at home in the culture.”

We’re interested to hear what Bill has to say on this album, and even more who he has producing these tracks. Click here and here for more quotes from MC Cosby.


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  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=112604302 FineAsWine*****Wizzo is FAN-TAS-TA-RAS-TIC SCRATCH MY AZZ PUH-LEASE U KNOW U KNOW ME!!

    take your geritol daily

  • http://reddingnewsreview.com/ SBM

    lol Hip Hop is dead…Cosby can go ahead and make those lame instructional videos too on how to hip hop dance…SMH…Bill we know, we get you, we love you, but a CD with slop-jaw speech on it, is not needed

  • …YenoH.NoreMac…


    i really wanted to read dat


  • http://www.yahoo.com Southern Belle 225

    um, okay. lets see if will help matters.

  • http://reddingnewsreview.com/ SBM

    “Not Black English”…lol dude is losing it…He’s like that old black man in NEW JACK CITY…roflmao..and i’m wesley snipes..

  • Wu

    hmmm… can’t quite put my finger on it, lol, but let’s hope we can remain focused on the positive aspects of this movement… I just hope it won’ be him doing the rapping…

    lol @ SBM

  • bree

    parenting book- rap album..i don’t see the correlation..stop reaching

  • ytac

    what’s wrong w/Bill’s eye in that picture?! But yeah, bring it on Bill.

  • ImKeepingItReal4DaHooks

    WELL! (sung like the old lady in the front of the church with that big hat on)

    Church! You might not like his tactics, but he makes a valid point.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=112604302 FineAsWine*****Wizzo is FAN-TAS-TA-RAS-TIC SCRATCH MY AZZ PUH-LEASE U KNOW U KNOW ME!!


    what’s wrong w/Bill’s eye in that picture?! But yeah, bring it on Bill.




  • TruelyOne

    Why are we so offended when he addresses how we communicate or a lack thereof? We as a minority DO act in a way that is very degrading to OURSELVES!!! He is trying to open our eyes to how WE set our ownselfs out of the race. No life if not a competitition but, there is a distinct line drawn in the sand when WE are in the line of anglosaxons, middleeasterns etc. Let’s talk sterotypes; answer them for yourself…What are the asians known for? What are the indians known for? What are the hispanics known for? What are the anglosaxons known for? Now, is there a limit on what what the anglosaxons are known for? Come on people — as “Dap” said/yelled at the end of Spike Lee’s School Daze in 1988….”WAKE UP”!!!!!


  • Wu


    that’s a cataract…

  • PrettyMissSunshine

    He’s only doing it for the groupie love. lol


  • d

    he’s not rapping. he has a group that is going to rap. he’s the executive producer.

  • WeNeedToHelpOurselves

    I don’t know about the My Fair Lady part, but speaking correct English, which means you can communicate with other people & it will show a sign of intelligence regardless of how much education you have. We as Black people need to help ourselves, Bush can’t do it, the Government can’t do it. Hurricane Katrina should have been a wake up call for all Blacks that are doing self destructed & foolish stuff. But, unfortunately, New Orleans black on black murder rate has sky rocketed. Something is wrong somewhere. Black uneducated, unmarried girls should NOT have children. This is the deterioation of the black family & unless we stop this the murder, uneducated, criminal mentality will continue & we will be a doom race in society. You need to have a life before you make a life. I am Black, not Bill Cosby, but I understand his frustration with our people. We as a people have too much hate & disrespect for each other….and we complain about the treatment we get from other races. PLEASE

  • Nwachukwu

    I HAVE to listen to this album. Please, somebody leak this album…

  • Black Beauty

    I can’t believe you all are dissing Bill for wanting to feed the community with something positive. Shame on him for wanting more for, and from the kids, and people in general, today.

  • Cheron

    Bill just needs to reiterate what he means when he says that black people need to speak proper english. He is directing it to the ignorant, non-educated black people. Many of you have confirmed that he does have a point through this blog alone. Only people that are not well educated or well traveled will label one race as the same. I am an educated black woman that is saddened by “hoodrats” and “thugs”….It’s 2008, are you going to remain a stereo-type for the rest of your lives?

  • Dick Chestnut

    Word on the streets is that Mortimer, the self writing pen from Picture pages, ghost wrote the whole album and Cosby didnt pay him one cent. He has a dis video on youtube explaining the whole thing. He even alleges that he was used by Cosby in a manner that pens should not be used, Chris Stokes style.

  • da darkness

    deez cats pitiful

  • So What

    There are too many of us reinforcing old and tired stereotypes. What’s wrong with being able to speak standard English in the right situation (interviews, etc)and “Black english” when it’s the right thing?

    If it’s going to help some people, go ahead Mr. Cosby.

  • nahnah

    Look, I’m all for constructive criticism, but pretending as if the ‘plight of black people’ is self-inflicted is what I won’t stand for.

    Sure, we have to fix our own communities, but that also includes fighting to make the system work in our favor as well.

    Bill Cosby and his white brothers and sisters will do anything and everything in their power to convince black people that racism is a figment of the negro imagination.

    So, are blacks to blame for the racist justic system too?

    How ’bout the fact that black people are prosecuted under the so-called drug laws a hundred times worst than whites?

    Are blacks to blame for the death of his son as well?

  • Golden Shoes

    Bill Cosby has some valid points. It is a shame when the dominant black culture choses to value being cool and ignorant over higher standards and higher education.

    How many of you all know someone under the age of 30 with at least 3 kids, 3 baby daddies or 3 baby mamas with no college degree! Bet those 3 kids can sing every song that comes on BET and do every dance but can not read, add, divide or multiple! How many of you all have seen the little girls with perms or weaved in hair and the little boys with earrings in their ears and jordans on their feet? But the kid can’t spell their own first names or know their telephone numbers!

  • Golden Shoes

    @Nah Nah

    Bill is saying the black Community needs to stop expecting the white community for help and address our issues within our own community.

    So all the blacks who know the justice system is crooked can stop being persecuted by:

    staying legal and becoming lawyers, then judges to work within that sytem to change things!!!!!!!

    Black people know welfare is designed as a trap but so many young people go out and have babies they can not afford!

    Black people know that rappers get rich and move out the hood but they still keep buying the cd’s of folks who call them B’s and N’s!

    Black people know that obesity is a killer but they are still eating at Popeyes and claiming Thick Missus are the best!

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