The time is finally upon us. B.o.B. with a new mixtape to feed your iPod. Exploiting the alter ego idea, the tape has “B.o.B on the spitting, Bobby Ray on the singing” along with appearances from the Grand Hustle family & others. I’m about to get my early morning workout on & give it a spin. Hit the break for the back cover with tracklisting.
Aiyo! Update: I didn’t make it past “I’m That Nigga” (where T.I. spits with a slick talk delivery). Not because of time, but because I got stuck on “I Am The Man” and “Say What You Want” and kept hittin’ repeat. The former features verses from Bun B & OJ Da Juiceman, whose sing-songy rhymes damn & repetitive “aye!” near steal the show. Plus, any beat laced with the Soggy Bottom Boys is a winner with me.
On “Say What You Want,” too much…B.o.B.’s verse = slayed. Killer Mike’s verse = threatening yet entertaining as he talks big boy to naysayers. But when Playboy Tre opened with “It’s Playboy Tre, bitch I’m back!,” I literally started running around in circles, pumping my fist like I just won a championship. Yeah, I got some strange looks off that one but so what.
I’ve found my Monday music; let me see if I can make it through the rest of the tape.
Download — B.o.B. Feat. T.I. – “I’m That Nigga”
Props to ATL Hustlers and respect to B. Rich & TJ.
Update: If you prefer, the No DJ version