I was one of the earliest supporters of B.O.B. in Atlanta & actively promoted him & his talent to anyone who would listen. I'm still a supporter but this interview on Hot 97 brings up a serious issue amongst radio DJs that I can immediately identify with. I've been in radio for 20 years & have interviewed many artists who have stopped by my radio show but most of the time when those artists get larger they never come back or send a thank you unless their careers are falling off & they are trying to reconnect with their original fans & supporters.
I never felt like B.O.B. was only reaching for a pop audience but I can understand 1000% what HOT 97′s program director Ebro is talking about because it happens all the time to me on the radio station I'm on.
"How we gettin' broker and they boost the price of living?" Trust that that is only a taste of the depth of B.o.B's rhyming on this "Through My Head." Political commentary put to a haunting track. Visuals that take our posts on future tech, flying surveillance drones, and patrolling robots to apocalyptic extremes right from the start. Watching this video movie is mind-blowing! This video movie was produced by Ricardo de Montreuil and Eliz Eskeranli. The new B.o.B LP - "Underground Luxury" - is coming soon.
Shawty its about MFing time we got some consistent Young Dro performances. This tape should really be called Get Dro Or Die. I don't know what he's on, but keep him on it, whatever it is.
B.o.B did his thing on here too. Not sure about Travis Scott's presence on here though, might want to keep him under wraps a little longer before they just start throwing him on records with other people outside of his element. Based off the little he said on here, I'm looking forward to hearing what Spodee does when he gets back out too. Everybody must be getting a lot of pussy these days too, since that seems to be a rampant theme throughout the tape. Congrats, I guess?
Beyond that though, I'm just glad to hear Dro rapping like he actually gives a damn again.
This might be the best offering Grand Hustle has made as a whole since In Da Streets Pt. 3...some of the energy on here reminds me of that time in history. Which is what I think they were aiming to do.
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The first time I heard the original version of this song "Memories Back Then" I thought it was just cool, but this beautifully shot video directed by PhillyFlyBoy draws the perfect picture to compliment the stories being told in each one of these emcees voices. The original version of the song was inspired by & had sampled Gotye's mega-hit record "Somebody That I Used To Know". This new reworked version for the video still has that initial inspiration but musically the music has been changed without the use of the Gotye sample. Singer Kris Stephens does a good job on the hook of this Kenoe produced track while T.I., B.O.B., & Kendrick Lamar do what they do best with the bars to this song that will appear on the upcoming Hustle Gang mixtape.
You can follow B.o.B on tour on Twitter and on his vlog (video blog). In the above episode, we go from Eastside Atlanta (Georgia, USA) all the way to Sydney, Australia, for some off-stage and big stage access. Crazy!