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    B.o.B Brings More Than Just Rap With Debut
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    May 07, 2010

    ATLANTA – A year ago, B.o.B was frustrated over his music career. He was anxious because his album hadn't materialized yet, and also worried that he wouldn't be able to combine all of his talents — rapping, singing, and playing instruments — into one niche.

    But a hit changes things. And after his first single soared up the charts — the song "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars — it impressed his record label enough that his debut album was released a month ahead of time, an unusual occurrence in the music industry.

    "I went through my transition phase for a reason to get to this point. So if you think about it, everything is falling into place. Perfect timing, actually," said B.o.B, who was born Bobby Ray Simmons.

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on May 07, 2010

ATLANTA – A year ago, B.o.B was frustrated over his music career. He was anxious because his album hadn't materialized yet, and also worried that he wouldn't be able to combine all of his talents — rapping, singing, and playing instruments — into one niche.

But a hit changes things. And after his first single soared up the charts — the song "Nothin' On You," featuring Bruno Mars — it impressed his record label enough that his debut album was released a month ahead of time, an unusual occurrence in the music industry.

"I went through my transition phase for a reason to get to this point. So if you think about it, everything is falling into place. Perfect timing, actually," said B.o.B, who was born Bobby Ray Simmons.

Read the whole article.

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hey B.o.B,
i don't know how often you check these comments but you're performing at SUNGOD festival in san diego in a couple of days, and i just came by to say we're super stoked to see what you have in store. You are easily one of the most anticipated acts of the festival because your album just came out and we really are expecting anything short of mind-blowing. Anyways, i was wondering if you could possibly perform "No Man's Land" as it truly goes with this article and represents who you are as more than just another rapper but an artist/performer/entertainer. Good luck with the album, it's been on repeat in my itunes, and i can't wait to see you at sungod!
-ucsd student