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Format: CD
Sku: 215090641
UPC: 075678966507
UPC 14: 00075678966507
Release Date: 4/27/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Don't Let Me Fall ~ B.o.B
2. Nothin' On You - (featuring Bruno Mars) ~ B.o.B
3. Past My Shades ~ B.o.B
4. Airplanes ~ B.o.B
5. Bet I - (featuring Playboy Tre) ~ B.o.B
6. Ghost In the Machine ~ B.o.B
7. Kids, The ~ B.o.B
8. Magic ~ B.o.B
9. Fame ~ B.o.B
10. Lovelier Than You ~ B.o.B
11. 5th Dimension ~ B.o.B
12. Airplanes, Pt. 2 - (featuring Hayley Williams) ~ B.o.B

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Echo Studios, Atlanta, GA; Effigy Studios; Ham Squad Studios, Atlanta, GA; Levcon Studios, Hollywood, CA; Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; Tree Sound, Atlanta, GA.
Muze PNote When asked about his collaboration with pop-punk vocalist Hayley Williams, Atlanta-based alternative hip-hop artist B.o.B responded "Paramore is the sh*t," instantly driving away the hip-hop purists. He went on to declare that the audience for Williams' band was the same audience for Lupe Fiasco, Common, and himself. That's the rapper/producer/songwriter's attitude in a nutshell, and it's also the genre-free, music-loving, and even starry-eyed attitude of his debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, a reference to the B.o.B's real name, Bobby Ray Simmons. "Airplanes" is the Coldplay-sized, emo-rap track with Williams that brings reminders of the Dido/Eminem collaboration "Stan," at least when it comes to rock-solid hooks, since the sentiment here is much more hopeful. The uncrushable B.o.B is always filled with positive vibes and he isn't above pouring on the sweetness as he courts the ladies with hitmaker for hire Bruno Mars on "Nothin' on You," a song that's perfectly packaged for some Hollywood romantic comedy. Add to that "Lovelier Than You," where B.o.B sounds like Wyclef when he plays it sparse, and you've got the poptacular moments, but the street tracks and backpacker material works just as well, with the T.I. feature "Bet I" being Hotlanta at its hottest while "Don't Let Me Fall" is the "where I'm from" track at its best. The chart-friendly side of indie rock shows its influence in the Vampire Weekend-sampling "The Kids" with Janelle Mon e plus the retro-electro "Magic" with Rivers Cuomo, which becomes B.o.B's theme song once he drops "I break all the rules like Evil Knievel/I put on a spectacular show because my heart pumps diesel." Even if B.o.B had a couple years of mixtape training before releasing his debut, the most startling thing is how effortless he makes all this genre-juggling seem, especially on repeat listens as the album evolves from a high-caliber collection of singles to a unified body of work. There's little evidence here that this would even be possible without the work of Andr? 3000, Kanye, and Drake, and B.o.B definitely loves new ideas more than he generates them. Still, he's an amazing ringmaster for the age of mash-ups and wonky pop, and for his debut album he's equally thrilling as the main attraction. ~ David Jeffries

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Bruno Mars
Muze Guest Artist Lupe Fiasco
Muze Guest Artist Hayley Williams
Muze Guest Artist T.I.
Muze Guest Artist Playboy Tre
Muze Guest Artist Janelle Monae
Muze Guest Artist Rivers Cuomo
Muze Guest Artist Ricco Barrino
Muze Guest Artist Eminem

Artist Overview

Born Robert Ray Simmons, the Decatur, Georgia, native B.o.B. is a fast-rising producer/MC signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle label. Discovered by TJ Chapman in 2006 after performing his ode-to-weed single, "Cloud 9," at ATL nightspot Club Crucial, B.o.B. went on to release a string of mixtapes throughout 2007 and 2008. Influenced by the genre-bending works of OutKast, Gnarls Barkley, and Wyclef Jean, B.o.B. creates unconventional Southern hip-hop--exemplified by the single "I'll Be in the Sky"--that blends elements of soul, funk, jazz, doo wop and pop/rock. His debut album, THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY, was released in 2010.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Q Soul Bossa Nostra
Muze Music Compilations Sir Luscious Left Foot:son Of Chico D(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Sir Luscious Left Foot:Son Of Chico Dusty (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Now 36
Muze Music Compilations Gangsta Grillz 3(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mf Life
Muze Music Compilations Quality Street Music(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vicious Lies Dangerous Rumors(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vicious Lies Dangerous Rumors(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ciara(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ciara
Muze Music Compilations Something Else (All Access Edition)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Something Else(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rio 2 (ost)
Muze Music Compilations NEXT TO NOTHING(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations T PAIN PRESENTS HAPPY HOUR:GREATEST H(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations SHARP ON ALL 4 CORNERS:CORNER 1(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Testimony
Muze Music Compilations TESTIMONY(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mf Life(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations TESTIMONY(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Testimony
Muze Music Compilations BEACH HOUSE EP(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations No Gh2:life Ain't Nuthin But
Muze Music Compilations T Pain Presents Happy Hour:greatest H
Muze Music Compilations Devil's Music
Muze Music Compilations Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations SPECIAL EFFECTS(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations SPECIAL EFFECTS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations House Slippers
Muze Music Compilations All 6'S And 7'S(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Listen Up
Muze Music Compilations Triple F Life(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Triple F Life (Amended)
Muze Music Compilations Kob 2
Muze Music Compilations 2011 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Past The Present The Future
Muze Music Compilations We The Best Forever
Muze Music Compilations We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Classified (Rap)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/27/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 518903
Music Label Name Label : Grand Hustle Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075678966507

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.75)
- "[H]e covers Vampire Weekend, collaborates with the singers from Weezer and Paramore, and plays arena-ready guitar." -- Grade: B

Billboard (p.28)
- "Weaving together hip-hop, rock influences and futuristic sounds, Atlanta newcomer B.o.B. addresses beautiful girls, ambition and all things sci-fi on his vibrant guest-heavy debut album..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   B.o.b
Product attributeLabel:   Atlantic/q Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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