B.o.B. Believes The Earth Is Flat
In what's surely the strangest news to emerge from the hip-hop world tonight, Atlanta rapper B.o.B. is currently busy on Twitter attempting to prove to his followers that there is no evidence of any curve to the earth's surface; in other words, he believes the world is flat.
B.o.B Deletes Controversial Tweets About Michael Brown Following Backlash
Protests in Ferguson are still going strong following the tragic killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown last week in Ferguson, Missouri. In fact, the marches have stretched all the way to New York City, as Times Square was filled with supporters of justice for the slain teen just last night. Plenty of musicians have echoed similar sentiments toward the situation, with J. Cole and Elle Varner each releasing songs of support today. B.o.B also weighed in on the issue on Twitter today, but his contributions were far less positive.
B.o.B. Announces "No Genre 2" Mixtape [Update: Artwork & Tracklist Revealed]
B.o.B.'s Underground Luxury had some pretty big singles in "Ready" and "Headband", but it didn't make the noise as a full project as it maybe should have.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Responds To B.o.B's Tweets About The Flat Earth
B.o.B has definitely gotten a little paranoid recently. You can hear it in the lyrics on his last mixtape FIRE (False Idols Ruin Egos), but you can hear it even more when he tries to prove the Earth is flat on Twitter.
Review: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's "SURF"
After a long wait, SURF is finally here. The debut LP from The Social Experiment (aka SOX) is billed as Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment despite the fact that the band’s biggest star is obviously Chance The Rapper. The album features, although they aren’t listed on the iTunes version of the free album, the likes of J. Cole, Big Sean, B.o.B, Busta Rhymes, and tons more, making SURF one of the year’s most star-studded affairs.
The "Internet Rapper" Phenomenon
Since debuting in 2008, XXL's annual Freshman Class feature has had its fair share of questionable choices (such as Kidd Kidd appearing a full eight years after we first heard him on "Mrs. Officer") and flops, not to mention numerous omissions of rappers who've gone onto stardom. It's never exactly been considered a finger-on-the-pulse-type source for new talent, but rather a conversation starter and surface-level barometer for casual hip-hop hobbyists.
Neil deGrasse Tyson's Nephew Released A B.o.B Diss Track Over "Back To Back"
If you're somehow not aware B.o.B has been preaching a conspiracy theory suggesting the earth is flat on Twitter over the last couple of days, but that's hardly the whole story.
B.o.B First Week Sales Projections For "Underground Luxury" Are Low
B.o.B dropped his new album, Underground Luxury, on December 17th without too much fuss or noise. It seems the relatively quiet roll out is reflected in the first week sales projections for the LP, as the projections are quite low.
B.o.B. Says Atlantic Records Is "Suppressing" Him
Just last month, Waka Flocka took to Twitter to publicly blast Atlantic Records for stalling the release of Flockaveli 2. Now B.o.B., fed with Atlantic's lack of support, has done the same.
Cover Art Revealed For B.o.B.'s "Underground Luxury" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
With his upcoming album, Underground Luxury, dropping next month, B.o.B. decided to give us a taste of the album’s artwork tonight. For the flossy cover, the ATL rapper keeps it street, yet sophisticated while rocking shades, a fur hood, and gold grill. For the actual project itself, it will feature the 2 Chainz-assisted single “HeadBand” and “Ready” featuring Future, plus a collaboration with Chris Brown.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
Stream B.o.B's New Album "Psycadelik Thoughtz"
B.o.B took the surprise album route for his new project, Psycadelik Thoughtz. The Atlanta native announced the album with the artwork only a day or two ago, and has quickly followed that up with a stream of the new project.
Review: B.o.B.'s "No Genre 2"
B.o.B. is one of those artist that currently stands in a grey area: he's attained mainstream success thanks to catchy tunes, but he's also a seasoned rapper, and finds himself balancing between full-out pop music and more hardened hip-hop. So who are his main fans, the picky hip-hop heads or the avid radio listeners? On No Genre 2 he makes a plea for both.
Travi$ Scott, Joey Bada$$, Dej Loaf & More To Perform On HOT 97 Summer Jam Festival Stage 2015
The winter is finally melting away, and HOT 97's Summer Jam is on the horizon once again. While the main stage headliners for the 2015 hip hop party of the year are still under wraps, they've announced the main acts for the festival stage.
Jodeci Debuts New Single With B.o.B At 2014 Soul Train Awards
BET's Soul Train Awards are back and better than ever this year. While the night has featured some predictably stellar performances from some of the best in contemporary R&B, including Chris Brown, Tinashe, Tamar Braxton, and Missy Elliott, the highlight at this point has to be return of Jodeci. Premiering their first single as a group since 1996's "Get On Up," K-Ci, JoJo, DeVante Swing, and Mr. Dalvin took the stage alongside B.o.B to perform "Nobody Wins." Check out the new track below and let us know if you're feeling it.
B.o.B Announces New Album "Psycadelik Thoughtz" & Shares Artwork
Since speaking with us last fall, B.o.B's kept pretty quiet about his plans for his fourth album.
B.o.B Announces New Mixtape “FIRE”; Dropping In Two Days
Well it looks like yesterday’s video for “Cold Bwoy” isn’t the only thing we should expect soon from B.o.B. On Friday, the Atlanta rapper announced that he has a new project dropping in a couple days called FIRE, which stands for “False Idols Ruined Egos."
Full Album Stream For B.o.B's "Underground Luxury"
B.o.B let go snippets from his album Underground Luxury the other week, but today he's returned with a full-length album stream. The 15-track project has appearances from Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Juicy J and more. It doesn't drop until December 17th, so take a listen to the stream below. Initial thoughts?
Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, B.o.B And More Speak On The 20th Anniversary Of OutKast's "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik"
Though it may be overshadowed by the anniversary of Nas' Illmatic a week prior, OutKast's debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, turned 20 today. The landmark LP is said to be one of the main blueprints of Southern hip-hop, and to celebrate, Myspace gathered eight rappers who have been influenced by the album to share their memories of each track. Read excerpts from Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B, Bubba Sparxxx, David Banner, Freddie Gibbs, Gangsta Boo, Rittz and Trae Tha Truth's responses below. Big K.R.I.T. on "Crumblin' Erb":
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.