B.o.B

Dec
5
Video: B.o.B f/ Lin-Z & London Jae – ‘Fleek’

London Jae, Lin-Z, and B.o.B

Earlier this year, B.o.B launched his label No Genre (“It quite simply means I can do what the f**k I feel like doing,” he told Rap-Up TV). The ATLien introduces us to his first signees, Lin-Z and London Jae, on the trio’s single “Fleek.” In the video, B.o.B and his artists head to L.A.’s famed Melrose Avenue.

So what exactly does fleek mean? “Fleek is on point, it’s dope, it’s flawless,” said B.o.B. “You don’t want to be off fleek or no fleek.”

He is gearing up to release his fourth album next spring. In the meantime, he can be heard on Jodeci’s new single “Nobody Wins.”

Take a trip to Fleekwood with Bobby Ray and friends.

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Nov
28
New Mixtape: B.o.B – ‘New Black’

New Black

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, B.o.B rises up with his mixtape New Black. On the powerful and provocative eight tracks, the bulk of which he produced himself, the Atlanta rapper tackles politics, race, and religion.

“It’s a new world order that we live in … Lies on the lips of every politician,” he raps on “Missing,” while calling for a boycott on the title track (“Hit ‘em where it hurts—their pockets”).

B.o.B is gearing up to release his fourth album in spring 2015. “This album will be more like The Adventures of Bobby Ray to me,” he told Rap-Up TV of his 2010 debut. “But with an edge that The Adventures of Bobby Ray never had.”

Hear Bobby Ray spark a dialogue.

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Nov
25
August Alsina Sheds Tears, Macklemore Marches for Mike Brown

Macklemore

The grand jury’s decision not to file any criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, sent shockwaves throughout the country.

The hip-hop community including Diddy, The Game, and Big Sean cried out for justice on social media, B.o.B called for a Black Friday boycott, and Q-Tip and Macklemore marched in the streets.

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Nov
20
Rap-Up TV: B.o.B Talks New Album, ‘Fleek,’ and Working with Lil Wayne & Jodeci

With his Trey Songz-assisted single “Not for Long” rising up the charts, B.o.B is readying his fourth album for a spring 2015 release. In between dates on his “No Genre” tour, Rap-Up TV caught up with the Atlanta rapper in L.A. to discuss the follow-up to 2013′s Underground Luxury, which finds him returning to his roots.

“This album will be more like The Adventures of Bobby Ray to me,” he said of his 2010 debut. “But with an edge that The Adventures of Bobby Ray never had.”

The as-yet-untitled project, which he’s been producing himself, will have a rawness like his mixtape material. “When I say edge, I don’t mean like vulgarities like hardcore rap,” said B.o.B. “I just mean the rawness of a lot of my mixtapes and the early stuff when I was doing shit for the hell of it.”

He recently launched his label No Genre (“It quite simply means I can do what the f**k I feel like doing”) and showcased two of his artists, Lin-Z and London Jae, on the viral track “Fleek.”

“Fleek is on point, it’s dope, it’s flawless,” he explained. “You don’t want to be off fleek or no fleek.”

While he wouldn’t confirm it, he said there’s a “strong possibility” of a new collaboration between him and Lil Wayne on Tha Carter V.

However, he is featured on Jodeci’s comeback single “Nobody Wins.” “It is a really jammin’ song,” he said. “It’s a really refreshing sound. It kinda reminds me of like neo-soul meets Goodie Mob meets modern day music.”

Nov
18
Video: B.o.B f/ Trey Songz – ‘Not for Long’

Trey Songz and B.o.B

B.o.B is back and breaking hearts in the video for “Not for Long,” the first single off his upcoming fourth album. The Atlanta rapper and his labelmate Trey Songz charm the ladies with their good looks and bank accounts. B.o.B—who’s been hitting the gym—finds out that his girl actually has a girl of her own, but it won’t be for long. Plus, check out his dance moves.

Bobby Ray can currently be seen on his “No Genre Tour” with Kevin Gates, while Trigga will join Chris Brown on their “Between the Sheets Tour” in January.

Watch the heartthrobs steal the screen (and your girl).

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Nov
13
New Music: B.o.B f/ Bankroll Fresh – ‘Candler Road Sh*t’

B.o.B

From Bankhead to Buckhead, B.o.B reps the ATL on “Candler Road Shit,” named after the street in Decatur. The Hustle Gang rapper, whose “No Genre Tour” wraps on November 24, flexes alongside fellow ATLien Bankroll Fresh.

“All I do is win, all I do is flex,” raps Bobby Ray.

Last month, he dropped “Fleek” featuring his No Genre artists Lin-Z and London Jae. His fourth album is due next year featuring the Trey Songz-assisted single “Not for Long.”

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Oct
24
New Music: B.o.B f/ Lin-Z & London Jae – ‘Fleek’

Fleek

Fleek has gone mainstream. The term, which was originally coined to describe a woman’s eyebrows (check the Vine below), has been used by everyone from IHOP to B.o.B.

The Hustle Gang rapper aka Fleekwood Mac is the first to capitalize on the trend with a song featuring Lin-Z and London Jae. Bobby Ray uses fleek to describe just about everything from his designer jeans to his car.

Get your fleek on.

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