|B.o.B. — Naga (Jul 5, 2018)|
B.o.B. — Naga (Jul 5, 2018)•→√•→ Z B.o.B.~a vždy vypadne nějaká myšlenka. Provokující hudba, která přiměje lidi mluvit. Nicméně, on není populární hvězdou, kterou kdysi byl, ale stále dělá pohyby. Nebo pohýbky? Bobby Ray vydal své poslední album “NAGA”, představující Londona Jae, Waka Flocka a další. B.o.B. byl vždy na hudební frontě za relativně tichého od té doby, co vydal první album v loňském roce s názvem “The Upside Down”, ale dříve tento týden rapper ATL vypustil bombu na fanoušky, když ukázal, že jeho další album NAGA by mohlo být také jeho poslední a konečné. Zatímco technicky vzato neřekl tato slova hlasitě, nechal titulky na IG s hashtagem “#Lastalbum”, takže mnozí fanoušci uvěřili, že to bude opravdu jeho poslední projekt. V rozhovoru pro XXL v loňském roce odhalil, že může pokračovat v herectví, jakmile to udělá s hudbou: “To je konečný cíl jakožto umělce, který se může dostat do toho bodu, aby prostě udělal všechno, co udělat chtěl,” řekl. A teď můžeme konečně slyšet, jak to bude znít. Ba čo viac, ako by povedal bača, už to znie! Je v tom happening, humor, má to šťanatú dužinku. V soutěži o nejpřekvapivější intro do skladby nominuji track Matador Bobby. Celkový rozsah deseti skladeb, připomínající loňské celovečerní Ether album, je obsazeno hosty: Waka Flocka, Amary La Negra, Big Havi a London Jae, z nichž poslední se objevuje na intro tracku “Kumbaya.” Pilotas airplanes navigované předtím slyšenými singly “Cuello,” fanoušci nyní mohou streamovat finální podobu alba od B.o.B v plném rozsahu přes Apple Music. Pouštějte si ji... a..., prosím, dáte nám vědět, jaký máte ‘classic’, tedy ‘nejvíce’~pocit z této desky?
Born: November 15, 1988
Location: Atlanta, GA ~ Winston~Salem, NC
Album release: Jul 5, 2018
Record Label: No Genre
01. Kumbaya (feat. London Jae) 3:04
02. Matador Bobby 2:45
03. Good Nigger Sticker (Freestyle) 3:17
04. Elbows (feat. Waka Flocka & Amara La Negra) 3:02
05. Gerald Levert 3:12
06. Dontbenobodysbitch 3:59
07. T.M.I (feat. Big Havi) 3:54
08. Cuello 2:29
09. How It Is 3:40
10. Bad Computer 3:28
℗ 2018 No Genre
By Kevin Goddard
July 05, 2018 00:09
Editor Rating: VERY HOTTTTT
User Rating: HOTTTTT 63% (28)
•→√•→ Bobby Ray releases his last album “NAGA,” featuring London Jae, Waka Flocka & more.
•→√•→ B.o.B. has been relatively quiet on the music front since he released the first ever Instagram album last year called The Upside Down, but earlier this week the ATL rapper dropped a bomb on fans when he revealed that his next album, NAGA, might also be his last & final one. While he didn’t technically say those words out loud, he did leave a caption on IG with hashtag “#Lastalbum” making many fans believe that this will indeed be his last project, and now we can finally hear how that’ll sound as it was just released today on iTunes.
•→√•→ Laced with 10 tracks in total, the follow up to last year’s full~length Ether album features guest appearances from Waka Flocka, Amara La Negra, Big Havi, and London Jae, the latter of which who appears on the intro track “Kumbaya.”
•→√•→ Led by the previously heard single “Cuello,” fans can now stream the final album from B.o.B in its entirety via Apple Music. Hit play and let us know what record you’re feeling the most? •→√•→ https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/
★Ξ★ Out of all the rap artists who emerged from Atlanta during the late 2000s, B.o.B — who was only 17 when he signed his first major~label record deal — was one of the most unique. His borderline eccentricity and artistic mind, belied by his music’s conventional Dirty South sound, raised his stock above that of his Southern contemporaries and welcomed comparisons to OutKast (specifically, that group’s offbeat half, André 3000). His commercial breakthrough came in 2010, a year in which three of his early singles either topped or peaked within the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100. All of those hits went platinum, as did several others that followed during a three~album run with Atlantic, after which the rapper/producer went independent.
★Ξ★ Although he was born in Winston~Salem, North Carolina, Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. grew up on the east side of Atlanta in Decatur, an intown suburb. Making music became an early hobby, and he played trumpet and other instruments throughout grade school. By the time he was in high school, he’d already secured management and had formed a production duo called the Klinic. At age 15, he even successfully sold a beat of his own to Slip~N~Slide recording artist Citty. When his partner left for college, B.o.B launched a solo career and subsequently recorded a hazy, spoken word~like ode to marijuana named “Cloud 9.” It became the title track of his debut mixtape.
★Ξ★ Around that time, B.o.B’s manager helped sneak him into Club Crucial, owned by Atlanta rap star T.I., and the teenaged MC wowed the audience with a self~produced song. Industry veteran TJ Chapman was part of that crowd and agreed to co~manage B.o.B, a partnership that only one month later led to B.o.B’s signing with Atlantic and its subsidiary imprint, Rebel Rock, run by Florida~based producer Jim Jonsin. His first single for Atlantic, 2008’s “Haterz Everywhere,” reached Billboard’s Bubbling Under R&B/Hip~Hop singles chart. Before long, XXL, Spin, and MTV, among others, took notice, running “Artist to Watch” features and tagging him as the next Atlanta rap artist to blow up nationally.
★Ξ★ After several mixtapes, some of which were issued through a joint deal with T.I.’s Atlantic~supported Grand Hustle label, and featured appearances on tracks by the likes of Killer Mike and T.I., B.o.B broke through in 2010. Early that year, he topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Nothin’ on You,” featuring Bruno Mars, and reached number two with “Airplanes,” assisted by Paramore’s Hayley Williams. Both songs appeared on his full~length debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, released that April. The album topped the Billboard 200, quickly went gold — on its way to multi~platinum status, thanks in part to the Rivers Cuomo collaboration “Magic,” yet another Top Ten single — and led to five Grammy nominations.
★Ξ★ Originally planned as a mixtape, B.o.B.’s second album, the brasher if even more pop~savvy Strange Clouds, followed in May 2012. The title song, featuring Lil Wayne, was released several months in advance and became the fourth B.o.B. single to go Top Ten and platinum. “So Good” and “Both of Us,” the latter featuring Taylor Swift, likewise earned RIAA certifications. Underground Luxury followed in December 2013 and sported another pair of platinum hits: the brash “We Still in This Bitch” (with T.I. and Juicy J) and whistling “HeadBand” (with 2 Chainz). B.o.B. returned in August 2015 with Psycadelik Thoughtz, a commercial mixtape more rock~oriented than his previous output.
★Ξ★ Shortly thereafter, B.o.B. and Atlantic parted ways, prompting the rapper to work independently with his own label No Genre as his primary outlet, also home to the likes of Scotty ATL and London Jae. Several mixtapes followed through the remainder of 2015 and 2016. Four of them — Water, Fire, Earth, and Air — were bundled for Elements, issued commercially in early 2017. Ether arrived that May as the series’ fifth installment and as B.o.B.’s fourth proper album. ~ Cyril Cordor & Andy Kellman
|B.o.B. — Naga (Jul 5, 2018)|