B.o.B VS Hot 97 (Things Get Heated) | Prefix
... Tweet It seems like there has been a long ongoing discourse on whether or not hip-hop artists should be pegged as sell-outs when they start to gear their music towards "top 40" or "mainstream" audiences. And that exact conversation recently took place between B.o.B
and radio personalities of Hot 97, where they talked about the direction that B.o.B
is heading in. Peep the video below to see the debate that went down. Previous · B.o.B
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B.o.B. Talks To The Breakfast Club About 'Underground Luxury,' Signing To Shady Records And Taylor Swift
. made the early morning run to the Breakfast Club to chop it up with the A.M. gang about his forthcoming album Underground Luxury, which he assures will display his blunt and unfiltered bars. While the ATLien has been getting checks from Vitamin Water and getting invitations to perform at the White House, Bobby Ray says it's all about the music. He also stays loyal to the Hustle Gang when asked if he would abandon ship for Eminem's Shady Records. "Nah, i been rolling with the same team since day one." Things get spicy when the "Nothin' On You" rapper gets interrogated about smashing Taylor Swift. Catch the full dialogue above. B.o.B
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vitaminwater Looks Back at B.o.B. & Santigold Show, Continue to #MakeBoringBriliant [PROMO]
... vitaminwater is on a mission to #MakeBoringBriliant in 2013, and they started by transforming the aptly-named town of Boring, Oregon into one of the globe's best parties featuring performances by an eclectic array of artists, B.o.B
., Matt and Kim, Santigold and Yung Skeeter. The event aired live on Fuse TV and online on April 3, and DJBooth was there to capture all the action, but for those who might have missed the festivities (or where there and partied so hard they've forgotten), we've now got a recap of the festivities. Even more performance clips are below as well, and if you're suddenly feeling inspired by all this excitement, vitaminwater is now turning their attention to all things boring. Tweet @vitaminwater what's boring you and they'll #MakeBoringBrilliant. Enjoy... Please view with IFRAME compatible browser Please view with IFRAME compatible browser Please view with IFRAME compatible browser Please view with IFRAME compatible browser vitaminwater Looks Back at B.o.B
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B.o.B (November 15, 1988)
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B.o.B's real name is Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. In an interview with DJBooth's DJ Z, the rapper explains the variety of meanings this pseudonym can have – "...B.o.B. is very flexible and it applies to many situations. Like, for example, on the weekend, when I'm takin' it easy, I'm just Burnin' on Blunts, the Best of Buds. And when it comes Monday, I gotta get back in the studio, so I got my Business over Bullsh*t, Business over B*tches. And I'm quick with it, like a Bullet outta a Barrel, and I'm just Bangin' out Beats and Bustin' on Beats when I'm rappin'."
He started rapping at the age of 13 after studying classic albums from DMX and Eminem.
While still in junior high school, B.o.B formed a group with his cousin Swag, called The Klinic. When his partner left for college, B.o.B decided to launch a solo career and subsequently recorded a hazy ode to marijuana named "Cloud 9."
He was discovered at T.I.'s Club Crucial, where he used to perform with B-Rich.
His first studio album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray hit #1 on the Billboard 200, making B.o.B. the 13th male solo artist to have a debut album at #1 in its first week.
B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray includes contributions from Lupe Fiasco, T.I., Playboy Tre, Hayley Williams, Rivers Cuomo, Rico Barrino, Eminem, Janelle Monáe and Bruno Mars.
His mega hit "Airplanes
" featuring Hayley Williams, the lead vocalist of the alternative band Paramore, was recorded without B.o.B. and Williams even meeting each other, as Williams was touring with Paramore at the time. Eminem joined Haley Williams to provide guest vocals for the sequel, named "Airplanes, Part II."
B.o.B. features in the song "New York New York" that was used in the launch trailer for the first-person shooter video game Crysis 2.
He can play the guitar, the piano, the trumpet, the French horn and the cello.
His father is a preacher. Going to the church and listening to gospel music every Sunday influenced his songs "I'll Be In The Sky," "Satellite" and "The Lost."
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
Songs Discussed in Movies
, Reservoir Dogs
, Willy Wonka
. Just a few of the flicks where characters discuss specific songs, sometimes as a prelude to murder.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."