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B.o.B (born Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. on 15th November 1988. Aldo known as Bobby Ray)

B.o.B is an American singer-songwriter and rapper, as well as a producer and instrumentalist.

B.o.B: Music Career

B.o.B grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where, as a high school student, he formed a band with his cousin Swag, making beats on Fruity Loops and calling themselves The Klinic.

He first attracted attention in 2007 with the release of 'Haterz Everywhere', featuring Wes Fif, as well as his heavy smokers' anthem, 'Cloud 9'. A remix of 'Haterz Everywhere', featuring Young Dre, was used in the computer game Fight Night Round 4. B.o.B signed a deal with Atlantic Records whilst he was still a teenager. He was determined, even at such a young age, to develop himself as a musician and an artist and not just to be known as a rapper. The 'Eastside' EP was released in 2007.

'I'll Be in the Sky' was B.o.B.'s first single proper and was released toward the end of 2008. That same year, he also made an appearance on T.I.'s album, Paper Trail. 2008 also saw the release of B.o.B.'s '12th Dimension' EP, which features the tracks 'Grip Ur Body', 'Cyber Heaven', 'Created a Monster' and 'Mellow Fellow'.

At the age of 20, he was featured on the cover of XXL magazine, alongside Charles Hamilton, Kid Cudi, Wale and Asher Roth. The focus of the feature was 'Hip-Hop's Class of '09'. Prior to this, he had also been featured on the cover of Vibe magazine. B.o.B's own description of his music encompasses techno, rap, funk, doo-wop and rock.

The debut album from B.o.B was entitled B.o.B Presents: the Adventures of Bobby Ray. The intended release date of May 25 2010 was bumped forward, owing to the success of the song 'Nothin' On You', which was covered by Jay Park. The album was released on Grand Hustle, T.I.'s record label. B.o.B Presents. features performances and contributions from the likes of Rivers Cuomo of the band Weezer, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Eminem, Janelle, Playboy Tre and Lupe Fiasco.

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Scotty ATL Ft. B.o.B - Nun But A Party

8th December 2014 -

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Scotty Atl released his hip-hop mix tape 'Spaghetti Junction' on 2nd December 2014. The third track on the tape, 'Nun But a Party', features a collaboration with Iamsu! and B.O.B., with a music video for...

B.o.B, Denzil Porter & Jake Lambo - Follow The Flow - Interview

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‘Every artist is different’, says B.o.B in this ‘Follow The Flow’ interview. The American hip hop artist talks about the origins of different recording artists, as well as his own discovery as part of an...

Mary Lambert Ft. B.o.B - Secrets Audio

19th August 2014 -

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With her debut album 'Heart On My Sleeve' scheduled to drop on October 14th 2014 through Capitol Records, Mary Lambert teams up with B.o.B for her new single 'Secrets' for which an audio has now...

Sammy Adams feat. B.o.B - All Night Longer REMIX (Audio)

23rd June 2014 -

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With a debut album expected to drop sometime this year (2014) through RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment, Sammy Adams releases a remix of his 2012 single 'All Night Longer' featuring guest collaborator B.o.B....

B.O.B. - Underground Luxury Album Review

20th January 2014 -

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"Money, money, money/ That's all I want", B.o.B. asserts in the chorus of the opening track on his third album, 'Underground Luxury'. His declaration on 'All I Want' makes his intentions clear straight away and...

T-Pain feat. B.o.B - Up Down (Do This All Day) [Lyric] Video

9th September 2013 -

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There's a cringing amount of female assets on display in the video for 'Up Down (Do This All Day)'; T-Pain's latest single featuring B.o.B which is set to appear on his upcoming fifth album 'Stoicville:...

Hustle Gang - Problems Ft. B.o.B, T.I, Mac Boney, Problem, Trae Tha Truth & Young Dro

12th July 2013 -

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Hustle Gang (featuring T.I., B.o.B, Problem and Trae The Truth) get serious in the fiery video for their collaborative track 'Problems' taken from their latest mixtape 'G.D.O.D.' (Get Dough Or Die) released through T.I.'s label...

Big Boi and B.O.B to Appear in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel in Song and Character

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The Outkast rapper Big Boi has both worked with the creme-de-la-creme of hip hop and pop, but now he is spreading his wings in the medium of... video games. Big Boi has already appeared as...

Army of Two: B.o.B. And OutKast's Big Boi Lined Up For Shoot 'Em Up

7th December 2012 -

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OutKast’s Big Boi is adding another string to his bow, by featuring in a videogame, along with his friend and collaborator B.o.B. The two of them will reportedly feature in the Electronic Arts shoot-em-up entitled...

Melanie Fiona - Change The Record Feat. B.o.B.

30th November 2012 -

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Following Melanie Fiona's spectacular return with her US R&B chart topping second album 'The MF Life' released in March 2012 on Universal Republic records, the double Grammy winner is here with a new video for...

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15th November 2012 -

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Andre 3000 has no plans to release a solo album despite former OutKast buddy Big Boi working on his own new project.The former duo member admits he has toyed with several music ideas but isn't...

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