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An Amazing Adventure

B.o.B. Travels a path in Hip-Hop full of intrigue, missteps, and wonder

VIA DJ BERN

A new Atlanta-based artist has emerged from rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle music label. That statement paints a picture of trials and tribulations of drug dealin’, crime, and hustling in the ghettos of Chocolate City, GA. B.o.B. couldn’t be further opposite on the spectrum of Hip-Hop. From his #1 smash hit “Nothin’ On You” to collaborations with Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams and Eminem, B.o.B.’s “The Adventures of Bobby Ray” takes listeners on a journey of rags-to-riches over up-tempo hip-hop pop beats and mellow alternative tones. This adventure might seem like your normal story of struggle, but it’s delivered through a fresh, intriguing vessel.

The first track, “Don’t Let Me Fall” sets the tone of B.o.B.’s adventure; the story a life full of shooting for the stars told over guitar riffs and drum patterns. The melody and tone of songs like this, as well as “Airplanes” (featuring Hayley Williams and Eminem), and “Lovelier Than You” paint the picture of struggle and strife on the path to success for the artist. “Past My Shades” allows B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco deliver the chronicle of a performer struggling with the stereotypes placed upon young artists chasing their dream. The down south drum tempo of “Bet I” (featuring T.I. and Playboy Tre) shows naysayers that B.o.B. is determined to succeed, even in the face of discouragement and doubt. As a matter of fact, each one of the eleven tracks on the album speak of struggle and strife on the road to success, as oppose to the celebration of reaching the end of the journey.

Listeners can relate to the album overall; working hard every day to reach your dreams, and the many obstacles in the way of your goals. A few songs like “Fame” might not have the sound the average listener is used to, but on the whole the album is a solid story of the Adventures of not only B.o.B but every young person out to claim what’s due to them. Fans should find “The Adventures of Bobby Ray” to be a fresh take on Hip-Hop.

3.5 / 5

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