I’ve interviewed B.O.B several times and every time he is more gracious and extraverted than the last. His answers are genuine and he truly invests himself in the conversation. If you don’t know about B.o.B yet, shame on you. He’s not only a good musician, but has been on the grind hard for the past 2 years to put himself on a different level than most artists coming out.
B.o.B’s debut album was scheduled to be released on May 25th, and to build anticipation for this day; he put together a mixtape titled “May 25th” presented by Grandhustle, The Aphilliates and LRG, hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Sense. The mixtape had an incredible buzz and reception among fans and media critics, and soon after, the release date of the album was changed to April 27th. “I kind of got a little mad,” B.o.B says in our interview. “Because usually when something gets changed is usually something that you don’t like. Just my intial default response was Why They doing that.”
In an interview with XXL during BET’s Rip The Runaway, B.o.B also disclosed information about a track on the album that features T.I. titled “Fifth Dimension” which is co-produced by T.I. himself and Grandhustle producer Lil C. When iLuvlola.net asked Lil C about working with Bobby Ray, he said: “B.o.B is a very talented musician. We have great chemistry when working together and it’s definitely going to be a nice album.” Labelmate Lupe Fiasco will also be featured on “The Adventures of Bobby Ray” which will be released under Atlantic/Grandhustle/Rebel Rock.
B.o.B’s U.S.A. tour with Lupe kicked off Friday (March 5th) in Clarendon, California. “We got in the studio first and then we started doing show dates together and then it kind of evolved into a full out tour,” B.o.B told VIBE. While video of the Atlanta newcomer performing his album cut, “Yesterday,” has already hit the web, he also plans on premiering a few other tracks on stage, including “Go Through the Machine” and “Letter From Vietnam,” which is inspired by a true story. (Vibe.com)
Check out #iCHATSESSIONS with B.o.B. to get a glimpse of the man behind the music. – Lola
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