Roundup Russy’s Artist Spotlight: B.o.B.

B.o.B hails from the city of Atlanta, Georgia or more specifically Decatur where according to the crooner, Lloyd “it’s greater.” But, for B.o.B, it wasn’t all good as he knew early in life he was special and sought refuge from relentless schoolyard taunts in the only world he felt comfortable, hip-hop. “In 3rd grade I got a copy of DMX’s “It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot” and I began to break down his songs. I discovered how his bars worked and figured out how to put verses together.”

You may know him from this Atlanta banger that made it mainstream:

B.o.B has a unique talent in that he produces, writes, raps, arranges, and mixes his own music. He is a one stop music creation shop from top to bottom. This allows B.o.B the rare opportunity of recording with reckless abandon. It is a freedom that he willingly accepts. “I am constantly coming up with songs and concepts because I want to sound different. Nobody made it by sounding like everyone else.” This unique sound caught the attention of two industry heavyweights, Jim Jonsin and TJ Chapman, who are poised to make the rest of the world believers.

This is what surprised me.. while surfing the net, I realized this dude wasn’t just a rapper. He can actually make music. Check this out:

I wonder which one his A&R and the record label will actually market him as…

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