NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Hart is used to entertaining audiences with his jokes, and now he's hoping to do so with his rhymes.

NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Hart is used to entertaining audiences with his jokes, and now he's hoping to do so with his rhymes.

The superstar comedian has signed a deal with Motown Records to release an album under his rapper alter-ego, Chocolate Droppa, this fall.

While he hasn't released music before, Hart has showcased his rap skills in videos posted online. He offered a warning to his fellow rappers in an Instagram post Thursday: "If you're a rapper I suggest you run because I'm about to come for all of you sucka's."

The 37-year-old performer, who is from Philadelphia, has had back-to-back success in recent years with a sold-out comedy tour and roles in movies like "Ride Along," ''Central Intelligence" and "Think Like a Man."

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