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B.o.b Biography

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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The Latest B.o.b News

Rihanna Working On Eighth Album

6th January 2014

Rihanna is back in the studio working on her eighth album.The 'We Found Love' star is reportedly planning a duet...

Big Boi And B.o.b To Appear In Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel In Song And Character

7th December 2012

The Outkast rapper Big Boi has both worked with the creme-de-la-creme of hip hop and pop, but now he is...

Army Of Two: B.o.b. And Outkast's Big Boi Lined Up For Shoot 'em Up

7th December 2012

OutKast’s Big Boi is adding another string to his bow, by featuring in a videogame, along with his friend and...

Andre 3000 Definitely Has No Debut Solo Project In The Making

15th November 2012

Andre 3000 has no plans to release a solo album despite former OutKast buddy Big Boi working on his own...

Eminem Gets 10 Grammy Nominations

2nd December 2010

Eminem leads the 2011 Grammy nominations, with nods in 10 categories.The 'Not Afraid' rapper is in the running for some...

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B.o.b Reviews

B.O.B. - Underground Luxury Album Review Album Review

20th January 2014

"Money, money, money/ That's all I want", B.o.B. asserts in the chorus of the opening...

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B.o.b Festivals


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1st August 2014

Radio 1 Big Weekend

24th May 2014


11th April 2014

Wireless Festival

4th July 2014

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The Latest B.o.b Press Releases

B.o.b Confirmed To Support Paramore On 2010 UK November Tour

16th August 2010

B.o.B is set to release "Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo of Weezer)" on October 25 through Atlantic...

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