B.o.B aka Bobby Ray ain’t your average rapper. In addition to his lyrical skills, hip-hop’s new kid on the block can sing, produce, and play several instruments.
Now the Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records signee sets out on his path to rockstardom. He’s off to a good start with endorsements from Eminem and T.I., a heavily-downloaded mixtape May 25th, and his first single, the Bruno Mars-assisted “Nothin’ on You,” which is rocketing up the charts.
Before he unleashes his debut album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray on April 27, the Atlanta musician sits down with Rap-Up TV. In the first part of our three-part interview, B.o.B describes his out-of-this-world sound, reveals the peculiar instrument he wants to learn, and introduces us to his rock star alter-ego.