B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray B.o.B, the rapper behind recent smash "Nothin' on You," wants to be a rock star. In between his debut's nimble verses, he covers Vampire Weekend,… B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray B.o.B, the rapper behind recent smash "Nothin' on You," wants to be a rock star. In between his debut's nimble verses, he covers Vampire Weekend,… 2010-04-27 B.o.B Hip-Hop/Rap
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B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010)

B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray | PAST MY SHADES B.o.B
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PAST MY SHADES B.o.B
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2010; Lead Performance: B.o.B; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

B.o.B, the rapper behind recent smash ''Nothin' on You,'' wants to be a rock star. In between his debut's nimble verses, he covers Vampire Weekend, collaborates with the singers from Weezer and Paramore, and plays arena-ready guitar. On B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray when the combination of styles works, he hits a sweet spot that's sure to advance his crossover career. B

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Originally posted May 05, 2010 Published in issue #1102 May 14, 2010 Order article reprints
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