Saturday, 24 April 2010

B.o.B - The Adventures of Bobby Ray (album review)...

This is a VERY quick and very brief review of the new B.o.B album. B.o.B is an artist I have know about for a while now, been waiting for this album, glad its finally here. I heard about B.o.B the same day I heard about Drizzy Drake, some poster on a forum I go to posted a link to 5 up and coming MC's mixtapes and he was on one them. FYI the mixtapes were for B.o.B, Drake, Kid Cudi, Charles Hamilton and Blu...I'm a big fan of them all, except Blu, who for some reason I never got around to listening.

Anywho on to the album, its VERY dope, has everything, crazy flow, crazy lyrics, different subjects to regular hip hop albums, and some crazy features. To name a few Lupe Fiasco, Eminem and the lead singer of my fav band (Paramore) Hayley Williams. So judging by features alone its off the charts already.

The beats are very nice, the majority of the album was actually produced by B.o.B himself, which really impressed me, even T.I (the owner of the label his label) produced on the album.

What I like most is he isn't your typical rapper, he's not your typical Atlanta rapper, he does it all. Bit of a rock sound, singing, fast rapping, slower rapping. I hate to make the comparison, but its hard not too, he is like a young Andre 3000. I hate to say it as Andre is one of the best to ever do it, he is sooooo dope, and it make me sound like I am comparing B.o.B, but its just the style is similar. They even sound alike.

Rating - 9/10 are a few tracks from the album I am feeling...

Track list:
“Don’t Let Me Fall”
“Nothin’ On You” (featuring Bruno Mars) – 4:30
“Past My Shades” (featuring Lupe Fiasco)
“Airplanes” (featuring Hayley Williams)
“Bet I” (featuring T.I. and Playboy Tre) – 4:14
“Ghost in the Machine”
“The Kids” (featuring Janelle Monae)
“Magic” (featuring Rivers Cuemo)
“Lovelier Than You”
“5th Dimension” (featuring T.I. & Ricco Barrino)
“Airplanes (Part II)” (featuring Eminem and Hayley Williams)

Bonus tracks:
“Mellow Fellow”