Not sure if anyone reading this is looking out for B.o.B anymore but he’s just released a new project — a mixtape — entitled Psycadelik Thoughtz. PT (because I vehemently refuse to repeat that album title again) is B.o.B’s first full-length project since January’s uneven No Genre: The Label mixtape. Here B.o.B offers up eleven new tracks (including the previously released single “Back & Forth”) with approximately two guest spots — neither of which pertain to hip hop, exactly. If you’re one of those people still checking in for some new Bobby Ray then this latest project, PT, is right for you. Check it out after the jump. It’s also currently available on iTunes.
With winter finally on its way out and summer just a few more months away Hot 97 is beginning to reveal the acts that will be scheduled to perform at their annual Summer Jam festival. B.o.B, Joey Bada$$, Travi$ Scott, DeJ Loaf, and Teyana Taylor have just been announced to play at the festival, which is taking place Sunday, June 7 at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. Be sure to peep the announcement video after the jump which will, of course, include a number of surprise guests for Sunday’s big show.
Bobby Ray is here to save the day. While you’re out shopping the deals on Black Friday B.o.B is delivering the goods for free via his Soundcloud page, as he drops his New Black mixtape. The eight track mixtape is a direct follow-up to his No Genre 2 mixtape which dropped in July and a precursor to his forthcoming studio album. Listen to New Black after the jump.
B.o.B is currently on his No Genre Tour but he’s found time to drop a lyric video for his Trey Songz feature track “Not for Long”. Bobby Ray drops the track in support for his upcoming new album, his first since 2013’s Underground Luxury and 2014’s mixtape No Genre 2. Peep the video after the jump.
He’s not a rapper; he’s a rock star. His career can’t be defined by a genre. These premises dominate Bobby Ray’s mixtape, a follow-up to the first one of the same name. But there are many conventional 16-16-16 songs on this project and thumping hip-hop drum kits. Lucky for you, he’s released it on datpiff for you to listen to it for Free 99. Listen after the jump.
B.O.B. confront some important questions on “Many Rivers,” driven by the classic Jimmy Cliff chorus in his song of the same name. In a way, No Genre Pt. 2 signifies a return to his roots as an artist, someone who’s emphasizing awareness of social conditions while declaring personal freedom from them. It’s the same moral barometer that helps him to sign million-dollar deals and still give us civic-minded messages. Check out the premiere on Revolt TV after the jump.
The kind of song you can rehash for the summer…every summer. B.O.B. and Sevyn Streeter get to play the implied couple by nestling into the rapper-hollers-at-singer format. For his No Genre Pt. 2 Bobby Ray needs to try on these rangy sounds for the idea to come through and it does here. Track after the jump.