B.o.B’s 2010 debut launched hits that co-starred Bruno Mars, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and Hayley Williams of Paramore. So for his second album, the rapper wanted to feature his many talents without assists from famous faces.
Then he bumped into Chris Martin of Coldplay.
“I ran into Chris Martin in a studio in New York and I was like ...’I don’t really want features on my project.’ And he was like, ‘Why the (expletive) not? Like, what? Like, why? What is the reason behind purposely not having features?’”
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