Rap-Up TV: Hip-Hop Stars React to Beyoncé’s Surprise Album

‘Yonce is on everyone’s lips following the surprise release of her record-setting album. Her fans have clearly spoken, sending the album straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and downloading it over 1 million times on iTunes worldwide. But what do her peers think?

During Power 106′s Cali Christmas, we asked hip-hop’s biggest stars for their thoughts on Bey’s unprecedented move. Rick Ross called it “genius,” while B.o.B put it more bluntly: “Beyoncé just jizzed all over life.”

“She’s an icon. She’s in that position. Her music is that incredible. The entire plan was executed, no leaks,” said Rozay.

Plus, find out what Big Sean, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Kid Ink, Sage the Gemini, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign had to say about Bey’s big move.

B.o.B Performs ‘John Doe’ on ‘Arsenio’


B.o.B stopped by “The Arsenio Hall Show” to perform two songs on Thursday. With some help from singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea, the multi-talented musician served up his anti-addiction anthem “John Doe” while playing the guitar. During the non-televised encore, he rocked the stage with the Chris Brown-assisted banger “Throwback.”

His third album Underground Luxury arrives next week featuring appearances from 2 Chainz, Future, T.I., and Juicy J.

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Stream B.o.B’s Album ‘Underground Luxury’

Underground Luxury

A full week before its release, B.o.B has made his third album Underground Luxury available to stream via MTV. The 15 tracks include appearances from 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Priscilla Renea, T.I., and Juicy J.

“I would have the best musical album out this year, like hands down,” the Hustle Gang rapper told MTV News. “That’s no knock to anybody, any of the greats like Jay and Kanye because I enjoyed their albums, but musically, what I put into this album is gonna be the best album this year.”

Do you agree? Take Bobby Ray’s latest for a spin below.

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New Music: B.o.B f/ Priscilla – ‘John Doe’

John Doe

B.o.B tackles addiction on “John Doe,” the latest release off his upcoming album Underground Luxury. Singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea lends her vocals to the rock-tinged record.

“John Doe/ I just want the John I know/ Once you put the drinks on hold/ Maybe you could come back home,” she sings on the hook.

Bobby Ray admits to drinking too much, getting arrested, and getting caught cheating on his girl. “My girl broke up with me ’cause she walked in suddenly with a woman up under me,” he confesses.

Underground Luxury arrives December 17 featuring collaborations with Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, T.I., Juicy J, and more.

Listen to “John Doe” below and preview the rest of the album.

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Video: August Alsina f/ B.o.B & Yo Gotti – ‘Numb’

August Alsina and B.o.B

With his hit “I Luv This S**t” burning up the airwaves, August Alsina turns up with B.o.B and Yo Gotti in the video for “Numb.” The New Orleans crooner gets wild and wasted at a house party, where the liquor is flowing and scantily-clad women strut around. Of course, the party’s not complete without some girl-on-girl action, pillow fights, and red cups.

“I can’t feel my face/ I’m so numb/ I’m so wasted, so dumb,” sings August, who wakes up with two chicks in his bed.

His debut album is due in early 2014, while his EP Downtown: Life Under the Gun is available now featuring “I Luv This S**t” and the Rich Homie Quan-assisted single “Ghetto.”

Watch the debauchery unfold in the blurry clip.

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New Music: B.o.B – ‘Underground Luxury’ [Album Preview]

Underground Luxury Album Preview

Ahead of its December 17 release, B.o.B gives us a taste of Underground Luxury with one-minute snippets of all 15 tracks.

The follow-up to his 2012 album Strange Clouds includes the Future-assisted single “Ready” and ratchet banger “HeadBand” featuring 2 Chainz, with appearances from Chris Brown (“Throwback”), Priscilla Renea (“John Doe”), and T.I. and Juicy J (“We Still in This Bitch”).

“On this album I plan on introducing to people and reintroducing to people the side of me that they didn’t see on the first album,” B.o.B told Rolling Stone.

Stream the DJ Drama-hosted album preview below.

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New Music: B.o.B f/ Chris Brown – ‘Throwback’


After their 2012 collaboration “Arena,” B.o.B reunites with Chris Brown on “Throwback.” The fellas give the ladies something to twerk to, while Breezy spits a verse over the bouncy beat.

On December 17, B.o.B will release his third album Underground Luxury featuring Future, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, and T.I.

Go crazy with Bobby Ray and Breezy’s banger.

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