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He Is not Only Hip Hop.,
This review is from: B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray [Explicit] (Audio CD)B.o.B is one of those kind of hip hop artists that go way beyond the boundaries of usual rappers. The thing that makes B.o.B so special is that his creativeness isn't controlled by what everyone else likes, he likes do things his way. B.o.B is a rapper, singer, musician and producer which basically means that he has control of everything he is doing which is something a lot of rappers can't say. He combines a lot of musical genres such as techno, rock, pop and a little bit of jazz into his music which makes this album very versitile.
This album is a very good debut album, it introduces the listeners to what kind of artist B.o.B is. The album is good in creativeness but there is no real balance to it, it feels like he is experiementing a bit too much because every single track is different (which may be a good thing) but for me is really hard to stay focus to who B.o.B really is. The production on this album is very well done, theres nothing on this album that is too crazy or disjointed, and B.o.B's lyrical ability deserves some credit, he flow can change with the beat very easilt and smooth. The only thing I have a problem with this album is the fact that there is no real balance to the album, there is no real theme, its just a bunch of a really good songs that B.o.B put together.
1) Nothin' On You feat. Bruno Mars - My personal favorite track on the album, everyone should know this track by now. The hook is one of the most memorable and catchiest I've heard in music in a while thanks to Bruno Mars. B.o.B's verses are very catchy and get you into the song a lot more. The production is smooth and the lyrics are great. 5/5
2) Airplanes, Part II feat. Hayley Williams & Eminem - The original is just as great but I have to give it up to part II which adds a little more intensity thanks to Eminem. This was probably the biggest surprise for me on the album, I would never of thought that a Hip Hop arist would collaborate with Paramore in 1000 years but then again B.o.B is no regular Hip Hop artist. This is one of the most well produced songs on the album and I have a feeling its the next big hit. 5/5
3) Ghost in the Machine - Another one of my personal favorites on the album. B.o.B doesn't necessary rap on this track, but his emotions on this track is so bone chilling. The song talks about how he feels like he is not really part of this world, as if he was never meant to be in this world and he must find a new home. 5/5
4) The Kids feat. Janelle Monae - This song is very catchy but has a kid influenced beat. The song is aimed toward a positive audience that is suppose to cheer you up. The song isn't your typical record but the lyrics are key to the song and pretty much set itself from the rest of the album. 5/5
5) Bet I feat. T.I. and Playboy Tre - This is the only real (mainstream) rap record on the album. It features Hip Hop veteran T.I. and some guy named Playboy Tre. But this is the only track that makes the album really called a Hip Hop album. I liked the beat on this track and B.o.B's flow is cool. 4/5
Lovlier Than You
Don't Let Me Fall
Past My Shades feat. Lupe Fiasco