B.O.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When asked about his collaboration with pop-punk vocalist Hayley Williams, Atlanta-based alternative hip-hop artist B.o.B responded "Paramore is the sh*t," instantly driving away the hip-hop purists. He went on to declare that the audience for Williams' band was the same audience for Lupe Fiasco, Common, and himself. That's the rapper/producer/songwriter's attitude in a nutshell, and it's also the genre-free, music-loving, and even starry-eyed attitude of his debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, a reference to the B.o.B's real name, Bobby Ray Simmons. "Airplanes" is the Coldplay-sized, emo-rap track with Williams that brings reminders of the Dido/Eminem ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When asked about his collaboration with pop-punk vocalist Hayley Williams, Atlanta-based alternative hip-hop artist B.o.B responded "Paramore is the sh*t," instantly driving away the hip-hop purists. He went on to declare that the audience for Williams' band was the same audience for Lupe Fiasco, Common, and himself. That's the rapper/producer/songwriter's attitude in a nutshell, and it's also the genre-free, music-loving, and even starry-eyed attitude of his debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, a reference to the B.o.B's real name, Bobby Ray Simmons. "Airplanes" is the Coldplay-sized, emo-rap track with Williams that brings reminders of the Dido/Eminem collaboration "Stan," at least when it comes to rock-solid hooks, since the sentiment here is much more hopeful. The uncrushable B.o.B is always filled with positive vibes and he isn't above pouring on the sweetness as he courts the ladies with hitmaker for hire Bruno Mars on "Nothin' on You," a song that's perfectly packaged for some Hollywood romantic comedy. Add to that "Lovelier Than You," where B.o.B sounds like Wyclef when he plays it sparse, and you've got the poptacular moments, but the street tracks and backpacker material works just as well, with the T.I. feature "Bet I" being Hotlanta at its hottest while "Don't Let Me Fall" is the "where I'm from" track at its best. The chart-friendly side of indie rock shows its influence in the Vampire Weekend-sampling "The Kids" with Janelle Monáe plus the retro-electro "Magic" with Rivers Cuomo, which becomes B.o.B's theme song once he drops "I break all the rules like Evil Knievel/I put on a spectacular show because my heart pumps diesel." Even if B.o.B had a couple years of mixtape training before releasing his debut, the most startling thing is how effortless he makes all this genre-juggling seem, especially on repeat listens as the album evolves from a high-caliber collection of singles to a unified body of work. There's little evidence here that this would even be possible without the work of André 3000, Kanye, and Drake, and B.o.B definitely loves new ideas more than he generates them. Still, he's an amazing ringmaster for the age of mash-ups and wonky pop, and for his debut album he's equally thrilling as the main attraction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678966507
  • Catalog Number: 518903
  • Sales rank: 33,595

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Let Me Fall (4:35)
  2. 2 Nothin' On You - Bruno Mars (4:29)
  3. 3 Past My Shades (3:33)
  4. 4 Airplanes (3:01)
  5. 5 Bet I (4:17)
  6. 6 Ghost In the Machine (4:53)
  7. 7 The Kids (3:26)
  8. 8 Magic (3:16)
  9. 9 Fame (3:41)
  10. 10 Lovelier Than You (4:04)
  11. 11 5th Dimension - Ricco Barrino (3:23)
  12. 12 Airplanes, Pt. 2 (5:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
B.o.B Primary Artist, Vocals
B.O.B. "Bobby Ray" Indexed Contributor
Luis Resto Keyboards
Eminem Vocals
T.I. Vocals
Playboy Tre Vocals
Josh Lopez Guitar
Hayley Williams Vocals
Janelle Monáe Vocals
Ricco Barrino Vocals
Kato Bass
Kyle King Guitar
Brody Brown Bass
Ali Warren Drums
The Ejyptsian Queen Vocals
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Ira Gershwin Composer
Luis Resto Composer, Additional Production
Paul Bailey Engineer
Rivers Cuomo Composer, Instrumentation
DuBose Heyward Composer
Lil C Producer
Alex Grant Composer
Eminem Additional Production
Emily Wright Engineer, Vocal Editing
Marshall Mathers Composer
Dr. Luke Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
T.I. Producer, Executive Producer
Dorothy Heyward Composer
Michael Strange Jr. Vocal Engineer
Jim Jonsin Executive Producer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Lupe Fiasco Composer
B.o.B Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Ari Levine Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Rostam Batmanglij Composer
Chris Baio Composer
Ezra Koenig Composer
The Knux Producer
LaTrice Burnette Marketing
Pamela Simon Packaging Manager
Ryan Brady Marketing
Sydney Margetson Publicity
Bruno Mars Composer, Instrumentation
Kentrell Lindsey Composer
Sam Holland Engineer
Philip Lawrence Composer
Alex Da Kid Producer
Greg "G Ball" Magers Engineer
John Coster Marketing
James Nyx Composer
Clifford Harris Composer
Cordale Quinn Composer
The Smeezingtons Producer
Kassim Vonicco Washington Composer
Chris Tomson Composer
Mike Wilson Engineer
Howard Coney Composer
Clarence Montgomery III Composer
Christopher Lanier Composer
Justin Franks Composer
Juan Pablo Negrete Ortiz Engineer
Joe Fitz Engineer
Jesse McMullen Jr. Composer
Tim Sommers Composer
Brian "Busy" Dackowski Marketing
Zekuumba Zekkariyas Composer
Jeremy Dussolliet Composer
Alvin Lindsay Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. Composer
Rob Gold Art Manager
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Awesome!

    B.O.B. really outdid himself on this album. One of the best hip-hop albums out there right now. It's creative and different. I loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I love this album! b.o.b is my favorite rapper :)

    I love this album! b.o.b is my favorite rapper :)

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  • Posted October 23, 2010

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    AMAZING CD!!!!!

    I have never been a huge hip hop fan but when I heard about this cd I had to hear it (I mean come on whose ever heard of Alternative rockers on a rap cd!!!) I fell in love with this cd the fist time I heard it and now love a few different rappers that were on the cd! (also if you want to buy this buy the special edition to get a few extra songs!)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    This CD is amazing. It has the song airplanes on it both versions. The one you always hear on the radio, so if you like that song then it is really worth buying it. Also another favorite is Nothing on you another song that is played on the radio alot. It is a really good CD. Lots of beats that all tie up together into the song. The lyrics are just awesome as well and there are some where i feel i can connect with. Certain songs of his are songs that make you just want to get and groove to the beat into a style of your own. I bought this CD mainly for the songs that I heard from the eadio but in the end there was a couple more songs that i started to like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    really good

    this cd is really good. i recommend that evry body download/buy it.

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