Book B.o.B. - There was a time when the term “rapper” was an instant typecast. Artists who wore that name tag were expected to walk and talk a certain way and never conform to the status quo. But now, as music sheds definitions and genre lines continue to be erased, the climate is ripe for “rappers” to redefine that job title and make the world conform to them. Leading that charge is Winston-Salem born, globally-raised B.o.B aka Bobby Ray. B.o.B introduced himself to the world in 2006 with his mixtape Cloud 9, and has since traveled the world, topped the charts and broken invisible barriers that the music world didn’t know existed. Since then, B.o.B has gone from earning stripes to having stripes by means of a national Adidias endorsement campaign, along with being recognized by every award show from the American Music Awards and Grammys, to the BET Awards and NAACP Image Awards. With a well-balanced offering of genre-defying songs and a world view to match, B.o.B proves that living with your head in the clouds, isn’t such a bad thing after all. To book B.o.B. email Music Garden today!
B.O.B, also known as Bobby Ray, was born Bobby Ray Simmons in Atlanta, Georgia. He is both an artist and a talented producer. Signed to T.I`s Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records, the rising star has enjoyed rapid success in the hip-hop industry. With hits like "Nothin On You" and "I`ll Be In The Sky," B.O.B has already become the next big act from Atlanta. It was recently announced that B.O.B. will perform live at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles.
His debut album, B.O.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, was originally expected to be released on May 25, 2010, but due to the commercial success of his song "Nothin' on You", was pushed up to April 27, 2010. The album was released under T.I.'s record label Grand Hustle and includes features from Lupe Fiasco, T.I., Playboy Tre, Hayley Williams (of Paramore), Rivers Cuomo (of Weezer), Janelle Monae, and Eminem. B.o.B first began to gain major recognition in 2007 after the success of his song "Haterz Everywhere" featuring Wes Fif.
His first single, "I'll Be in the Sky", was released in late 2008. About.com called the song a "smart, funky artrap and a strong prelude to his album" and included it at #13 on its subjective ranking "Top 100 Rap Songs of 2008". Incidentally, another song produced by Bobby Ray called "Generation Lost" listed alongside the song on the ranking at #32. The music videos for "Haterz Everywhere", "I'll Be in the Sky", "Generation Lost", "Lonely People", "Put Me On", and "No Mans Land" can be found on MySpace or YouTube. B.o.B recently released the video to his hit single, "Nothin' On You."
B.O.B`s debut album is called "B.O.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray" and was preceeded by EP`s called "Eastside" and "12th Dimension". B.O.B has also had success in the mixtape scene with popular releases such as "The Future" and "Cloud 9."
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