Musically, B.o.B is light-years ahead of his peers. It’ll be awhile before he slows down, so most artists shouldn’t even try to catch up.
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. took a moment to stare at Atlanta’s skyline from the 23rd floor of the W Hotel. Along with looking at the city’s towering buildings, he pointed out various sites that have changed drastically since his youth. “They tore down all of those apartments,” Simmons said while pointing at an area where America’s first public housing projects, Techwood Homes, stood. The property has since been replaced by a mixed-income development.
Just like many American cities have stripped away struggling communities, the music industry has a way of tearing down true artists until they conform to the standard of what sells.
Enter Simmons, aka B.o.B.
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