None other than Bill Cosby himself is working on a hip-hop album, Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency. No, he doesn't fancy himself an MC, he's involved as executive producer and has a hand in the writing, hopefully dropping some knowledge on us with a few dope rhymes...Anyway, according to Billboard, Cosby is working with "longtime musical colleague Bill 'Spaceman' Patterson and Patterson's partner Ced-Gee." (Patterson's credits include Miles Davis and Mariah Carey, is a long-time Cosby collaborator.) Ced-Gee is best known as a founding member of Ultramagnetic MCs.
The album is tentatively scheduled for an early May release.