Ladies and gentlemen all the way from Decatur, GA I proudly introduce to you B.o.B aka Bobby Ray: the FUTURE of hip hop.
This young man is everything hip hop needs right now. He is ultra-creative, he’s multi-talented, he’s a lyrical genius, he’s intelligent, and he isn’t afraid to zig while everyone else zags. His unique soul/rock hip hop blend and thoughtful lyrics are a breath of fresh air from all the “swagger this swagger that” rap on the radio right now.
When the mainstream finally shines the spotlight on B.o.B he’s going to spread like wild fire. The way he fuses hip hop with other musical styles is seamless and irresistible. His hooks have impeccable melodies that feel like classic soul and rock and roll, and they are downright infectious.
One Song Away From Superstardom
I think the one thing B.o.B is missing at this point is that one phenomenal record. That breakout song that converts casual listeners into true B.o.B believers. That one song that people don’t just like, they fall in love with. B.o.B definitely has it in him and when it comes out he will surely take the world by storm.
I said it before and I’ll say it again:
There have been lots of talented young rappers come along but not many of them write the kind of lyrics that make you stop and think. B.o.B does. Aside from Asher Roth, B.o.B is the only young rap artist (under 25) I’ve heard in the last 5 years with the lyrical talent to carry the torch for real hip hop.
B.o.B infuses his music with a lot of soul and as a result you (the listener) begin to develop a real connection with him as a person. That is so rare in hip hop nowadays.
OutKast + Jimi Hendrix + Bob Marley
B.o.B’s versatility is ridiculous. He is literally defining his own genre of music: soul/rock hip hop.
Musically B.o.B is a cross between OutKast, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley. How fly is that? B.o.B raps, he sings, and he produces. More than anything though, B.o.B is a true lyricist.
Everything B.o.B says comes off as genuine, honest, and heartfelt. With each song he gives you a chunk of himself and in the end you respect him for being brave enough to do so. Even when he does brag about how fly he is, his word play is 10x more clever than 90% of other rappers.
When this star takes off there will be nothing in the world that can stop him. Fly high B.o.B!
My Favorite B.o.B Tracks
B.o.B has no shortage of awesome tracks (which you can check out in his discography below). These are some of my favorites:
12th Dimension 
Cloud 9 
Hi! My Name Is B.o.B 
The Future 
Who the F*ck is B.o.B? 
B.o.B vs Bobby Ray 
B.o.B is currently signed to Grand Hustle/Atlantic/Rebel Rock.
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Dexter Bryant, Jr. (DbryJ)
DbryJ Music Media