In addition to prepping solo albums, B.o.B and T.I. are joining forces for their highly-anticipated joint venture The Man and the Martian. Bobby Ray, whose sophomore album Strange Clouds drops May 1, spoke to Rap-Up.com about recording the “hybrid” project with the King of the South, experimenting with new sounds, and enlisting Hustle Gang members Iggy Azalea and Chip. Plus, is a Grand Hustle tour in the works? Find out in our exclusive Q&A.
How far along is the album?
We started on it last year, but these things have to build. We’re really just having fun with it. It’s not too serious, it’s not too pre-planned. We’re just having fun in the studio.
Do you think we’ll see that this year or next?
We could see that this year possibly. It’s a possibility.
The material that you’ve done so far, what’s it sounding like?
We’re really just experimenting with a lot of different types of sounds, sounds that I nor [T.I.] has ever really experimented with. It’s really like we’re creating a hybrid. Now we’re working with Iggy Azalea and Chipmunk. They’re part of the Grand Hustle family, so we have a lot of music to be made. The kitchen stays on, the stove stays on.
Have you guys ever thought about doing a Grand Hustle tour?
Aww, man. That would be crazy! But yeah, we’re definitely planning on that.