B.o.B Presents:The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (Explicit Version) CD (2010)

Artist: B.o.b

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Label Atlantic/q Records
SKU 215090641
UPC 075678966507
UPC 14 00075678966507
Format CD
Release Date 4/27/2010
Author B.o.b
Compilation Appearance Now 36
Compilation Appearance 2011 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance All 6'S And 7'S(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Mf Life
Compilation Appearance Mf Life(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Quality Street Music(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vicious Lies Dangerous Rumors(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vicious Lies Dangerous Rumors(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ciara(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ciara
Compilation Appearance Something Else (All Access Edition)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Something Else(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance BEACH HOUSE EP(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Testimony
Compilation Appearance Testimony
Compilation Appearance TESTIMONY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance NEXT TO NOTHING(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance T Pain Presents Happy Hour:greatest H
Compilation Appearance T PAIN PRESENTS HAPPY HOUR:GREATEST H(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SHARP ON ALL 4 CORNERS:CORNER 1(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SPECIAL EFFECTS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SPECIAL EFFECTS(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance House Slippers
Compilation Appearance TESTIMONY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rio 2 (ost)
Compilation Appearance Triple F Life (Amended)
Compilation Appearance Triple F Life(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Listen Up
Compilation Appearance Gangsta Grillz 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Devil's Music
Compilation Appearance Sir Luscious Left Foot:Son Of Chico Dusty (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sir Luscious Left Foot:son Of Chico D(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Paper Trail (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Right Here Right Now
Compilation Appearance Past The Present The Future
Compilation Appearance Kob 2
Associated Artist/Work Classified (Rap)
Artist Influence Common
Artist Influence Kool Keith
Artist Influence OutKast
Artist Influence T.I.
Artist Influence The Neptunes
Artist Influence Three 6 Mafia
Artist Influence Trillville
Artist Contemporary Dem Franchize Boyz
Artist Contemporary DJ Smallz
Artist Contemporary Drake (Rapper/Singer)
Artist Contemporary Giant Panda
Artist Contemporary J. Cole (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Josh Baze
Artist Contemporary Kanye West
Artist Contemporary Kid Cudi
Artist Contemporary Killer Mike (Rapper)
Artist Contemporary Mac Miller (Rapper)
Artist Contemporary Macklemore
Artist Contemporary Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Artist Contemporary Mike Posner
Artist Contemporary Pharrell Williams
Artist Contemporary Rich Boy
Artist Contemporary Rick Ross (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Taio Cruz
Artist Contemporary The Cool Kids
Artist Contemporary The Knux
Technical Info
CatalogID 518903
Lable Name Grand Hustle Records
Released 04/27/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 47m : 57s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00075678966507
Musical Guests
Bruno Mars
Lupe Fiasco
Hayley Williams
Playboy Tre
Janelle Monae
Rivers Cuomo
Ricco Barrino
Album Notes and Credits
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.
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
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.
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..."
Disc 1
1 Don't Let Me Fall
2 Nothin' On You - (featuring Bruno Mars)
3 Past My Shades
4 Airplanes
5 Bet I - (featuring Playboy Tre)
6 Ghost In the Machine
7 Kids, The
8 Magic
9 Fame
10 Lovelier Than You
11 5th Dimension
12 Airplanes, Pt. 2 - (featuring Hayley Williams)
Product Attributes
Artist B.o.b
Label Atlantic/q Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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