B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (Deluxe Version)
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||ExplicitDon't Let Me Fall||B.o.B||4:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Nothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars)||B.o.B||4:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Past My Shades (feat. Lupe Fiasco)||B.o.B||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAirplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)||B.o.B||3:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBet I (feat. T.I. & Playboy Tre)||B.o.B||4:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ghost In the Machine||B.o.B||4:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Kids (feat. Janelle Monáe)||B.o.B||3:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo)||B.o.B||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFame||B.o.B||3:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Lovelier Than You||B.o.B||4:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||5th Dimension (feat. Ricco Barrino)||B.o.B||3:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAirplanes, Pt. II (feat. Eminem & Hayley Williams of Paramore)||B.o.B||5:19||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Letters from Vietnam (Bonus Track)||B.o.B||4:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI See Ya (Bonus Track)||B.o.B||3:18||Album Only||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoB.o.B Interview||B.o.B||30:10||Album Only||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoNothin' On You (feat. Bruno Mars)||B.o.B||3:37||$1.99||View in iTunes|
Album's like this and KiD CuDi's make me believe in the music world again.
YES for B.o.B. and KiD CuDi
NO for Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne
Best Debut Hip-Hop Album Since Kid Cudi. (Track by Track Review)
An Eminem collaboration for a debut artist? That alone should tell you how much potential B.o.B. aka Bobby Ray has as an artist. Add a fresh-out-of-jail T.I. and Lupe Fiasco to the Eminem collaboration and you have a star-studded set of features that pushes this album straight to the mainstream. Armed with not only the ability to rap,sing and produce, B.o.B. is a true artist in the fact he also plays some of the instruments featured on the album - a claim almost no rapper can make.
Anyway, let's go track by track.
1. Don't Let Me Fall - 4.5/5
-Deep, self-reflective, great hook and great verses. Not much more can be asked of a song.
2. Nothin' On You - 5/5
-The song that made B.o.B. famous. And there's a reason for it. Ladies love it and men love ladies.
3. Past My Shades (Feat. Lupe Fiasco) - 3.5/5
- Great verses are brought down by an annoying hook.
4. Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams) - 5/5
-Fantastic song. Blends pop, with punk, with hip-hop. This song is only out-done by part two.
5. Bet I (Feat. T.I. & Playboy Tre) - 2.5/5
- Such a disappointment.
6. Ghost in the Machine - 4/5
-These songs are what makes B.o.B. an interesting artist. Song isn't for everyone, but I love it.
7. The Kids - 3/5
- Interesting song, but I'm personally not a fan.
8. Magic - 3.5/5
- Another interesting collaboration. It works in some spots, but won't work in the clubs...which is where I think B.o.B. was aiming here.
9. Fame - 4/5
- Let's not beat around the bush here - the flow in this song sounds exactly like Ludacris. But it works.
10. Lovelier Than You - 4/5
- Makes me want crack open a Corona and watch the sunset. If you're expecting an all-rap album people, you don't know B.o.B. Good, not great.
11. 5th Dimension - 4.5/5
- This is my favorite of the songs that have no chance of having any mainstream impact. The hook insanely eclectic, almost synth-pop-ish, and just creates an overall fun song.
12. Airplanes (Part 2) (Feat. Eminem & Hayley Williams) - 5/5
- Let's get this out of the way first: I wholly disagree with the concept of this song being album only...you're only asking people to pirate the song in situations like that. However, this is the best hip-hop song of 2010 so far. It tells a story of what if's and dreams never accomplished and dreams on the verge of being accomplished. If you ever buy an album just for one song...this should be that song.
13. Letters from Vietnam (Bonus Track) - 4/5
- This song loses .5 points bases solely on track name. Bobby, Vietnam was forever ago. You were nowhere near born even. Come on. The whole naming tracks after wars is completely played out. Good song, though.
14. I See Ya - 1/5
- Why was this song put on the album? At least you're basically getting it for free.
Overall album rating - 4.5/5
There are four rappers that I will buy their CD on the spot without any hesitation.
They really give hope to meaningful rap! And they just take my mind away to outer space...
Born: November 15, 1988 in Decatur, GA
Years Active: '00s, '10s
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