Bill Cosby doesn't rap or sing on his latest project, but he gathered together people who do. "Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency" is a socially conscious hip-hop CD that focuses on the critical issues affecting young people. The independent project will launch today (October 19) during a virtual town hall meeting in New York.
Presented in association with Ustream, the town hall (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) will air on urban radio station Web sites across the country, on Cosby's Facebook page (facebook.com/billcosby) and on BillCosby.com.
Hosted by comedian/actor/educator/author Cosby and the Cosnarati Band, the event will include the band's first public performance of several songs from "Emergency." Those songs will be available at digital retailers Tuesday (October 20); the album's physical and digital release is November 24.