B.o.B. Questions The Culture On ODB-Sampled “Ol’ Dirty Bastard”

The rapper channels his inner Wu.

BYErika Marie
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Bobby Ray is back as he continues to roll out new music. Last week B.o.B. dropped his single "Magic Number" with an accompanying, animated, School House Rock-themed visual. Earlier today he delivered "Ol' Dirty Bastard," a song that samples Wu-Tang member Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya." On the track, B.o.B. spits some streetwise bars as he takes shots at today's' music culture. Not only does he accuse artists of being clones of one another, but he also raps that the game has gone soft. "How a pop n*gga got the biggest nuts in the room?" he rhymes.

The music video shows a grill-wearing B.o.B. as he takes to the streets to deliver a Wu-Tang, 1990s hip hop-inspired visual. The rapper and his crew rock New York attire and get hyped together as B.o.B delivers conscious rap bars. The rapper's final album was supposed to be last summer's NAGA, but it looks like he may have some fire in his belly—enough of a flame for his forthcoming project SouthMatic. Check out his latest single and let us know what you think.

Quotable Lyrics

Long way from drop tops and Coogie sweaters
I'm in between two different eras doe
You and you and you and you and you are all identical
Fuck the clone I can't even tell who the original
Mandela effect, I can not remember you

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.