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According to The Wall Street Journal (as reported by Pollstar), the 14-track album was recorded with the help of William Patterson, former music director for The Cosby Show" and features MCs Jace the Great, Brother Hahz and Super Nova Slam. While it's unclear how much Cosby actually raps on the album, he's behind the socially conscious material.
What I like is what you're not going to do. You're not going to curse. You're not going to put women down. You're not going to put the glory of the gun somewhere" said Cosby to Pollstar. And you're not going to put a whole lot of violence up front like that's the thing that will cleanse you and make you feel better."
Please listen to the words" he continued. We worked hard, very hard, to tell you about the state of emergency. Thank you."
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.