"Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars??I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now..."
Currently holding down the number one spot in the country on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the radio-friendly Bruno Mars collaboration "Nothin' On You," B.o.B is definitely Hip-Hop's latest artist du jour—The Cat's Meow, if you will.
The rapper's just-released Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic Recordings debut, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, features a plethora of talented guests. Hayley Williams of Paramore, T.I. & Playboy Tre, Lupe Fiasco, Janelle Monae, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Ricco Barrino, and Eminem all make appearances. The album also contains the skillful production of some of the industry's finest beat-makers: B.o.B himself, Crada, Dr. Luke, The Smeezingtons, Jim Jonsin (who's actually responsible for discovering B.o.B), Lil' C, Alex da Kid, and Polow da Don. Early predictions for B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray have industry insiders believing "it will sell between 80,000 and 85,000 units based off the disc’s one-day sales," therefore landing atop The Billboard 200.
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