4:20 – B.O.B Week

As part of our artist spotlight we asked you via our Facebook page and Facebook Fan Page who you wanted us to feature in our artist spotlight. The artist that got the most votes was Lil Wayne; but we just did an entire month on Lil Wayne so by default we went to the artist with the second most votes which turned out to be Drake. T.I. actually received the most votes but I am saving all of those for January. I am officially dubbing 2010, the year of the King. January will be T.I. month…so wait for that. So, instead of T.I.,

This week’s artist spotlight: B.O.B

The problem with B.O.B is there are not a lot of Mix CDs out there to pull from so I will have to finish the week, here and there, with Mix CDs that he appeared on, and not the featured artist…not my fault guys…He needs to make more Mix CDs.


Shakespeare once asked, “what is in a name?” B.o.B’s name has so many definitions, but his music can best be defined by one term…exceptional.

B.o.B means different things for different situations. If you enjoy being on Cloud 9, B.o.B can stand for Bring One Blunt or Bring One Beer. About your money, then Business Over Bullsh!t is for you. Perhaps your skill is education, then B.o.B means Books Over Bullets, or if you enjoy B.o.B’s self-created production it means you have his Beats On Blast. The important thing to B.o.B is that when it comes to entertaining you, “I got everything you need when you need it. I know how to make you sing.”


B.o.B hails from the city of Atlanta, Georgia or more specifically Decatur where according to the crooner, Lloyd “it’s greater.” But, for B.o.B, it wasn’t all good as he knew early in life he was special and sought refuge from relentless schoolyard taunts in the only world he felt comfortable, hip-hop. “In 3rd grade I got a copy of DMX’s “It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot” and I began to break down his songs. I discovered how his bars worked and figured out how to put verses together.”

From that point forward, B.o.B kept a notebook with him and became immersed in a brand new world with lands named Outkast, Goodie M.O.B., and any other place that allowed his unquenchable mind to wander. In fact, as Andre 3000 once spoke, “don’t pull them thangs out unless you plan to bang.” B.o.B took that message to heart and soon began to record in a group named the Klinic.

Eventually, the beats weren’t coming fast enough for him to record on so his cousin taught him the music production program Fruity Loops and soon whenever the restless B.o.B was not asleep, he was perfecting his craft under the watchful eye of his co-manager B. Rich. Soon, B. Rich landed the then 14 year old B.o.B a huge break by having his beat bought by the Slip-N-Slide artist, Ciiti for a song called “I’m The Cookie Man.”

B.o.B, much like many hungry hood kids spent the great majority of his money on trinkets such as diamonds, clothes, and hoes which landed him back at square one, broke and hungry. This experience taught B.o.B two important lessons, “save the money you make because it won’t be there forever” and “I would never have a regular job, music is my life.”

B.o.B has a unique talent in that he produces, writes, raps, arranges, and mixes his own music. He is a one stop music creation shop from top to bottom. This allows B.o.B the rare opportunity of recording with reckless abandon. It is a freedom that he willingly accepts. “I am constantly coming up with songs and concepts because I want to sound different. Nobody made it by sounding like everyone else.” This unique sound caught the attention of two industry heavyweights, Jim Jonsin and TJ Chapman, who are poised to make the rest of the world believers.

Hit beat maker Jim Jonsin, who has already made his mark by producing fire such as “Give It To Me” by Sean Paul and Danity Kane’s “Showstopper” in addition to smashes by Trick Daddy, Trina, Pretty Ricky and others, has signed B.o.B to his Rebel Rock imprint as the flagship artist. Plus, the industry tastemaker, TJ Chapman the CEO of TJ’s DJ’s is serving as B.o.B’s co-manager after helping launch the careers of T-Pain, David Banner, Yung Joc, and Rick Ross to name a few. Why? TJ Chapman simply believes, “B.o.B is the next superstar.” Atlantic must have agreed as they have signed B.o.B to their roster and are eager to help B.o.B achieve his dreams.


For most artists, achieving platinum status by selling over 1 million units is a huge accomplishment. But, B.o.B understands when Andre 3000 states “wealth is the term, rich is around the corner from the curb.” So, B.o.B’s mission is to have a diamond selling debut album by moving 10 million units. But, with great sales comes great responsibility. “I accept my responsibility as an idol. I understand that kids look up to rappers and emulate everything that they do. That’s why I want to relay positive messages but in a way that makes it easy to digest.” Which is why B.o.B’s myspace page found at http://www.myspace.com/bobatl is a popular locale.

At the age of 17, B.o.B is already well on his way by co-producing and dropping a verse on the “Showstopper (Remix)” by P. Diddy’s Danity Kane featuring Pitbull. Plus, B.o.B has a vault of music with close to 100 songs to choose from for his upcoming Rebel Rock/Atlantic release. And the Southern music mouthpiece Ozone Magazine has already featured B.o.B it its prestigious Patiently Waiting to blow section. (Click this link to read it yourself – http://www.ozonemag.com/nov2006/650/Nov06-60.jpg ). Not to mention, the radio legend, Greg Street has already begun playing B.o.B’s “Cloud 9” five times in one shift on Atlanta’s V103.

B.o.B’s knows for his star to rise, he must tread “along a very cold road and wherever it ends or begins I do not know.” But, one thing is for certain, B.o.B is a one to one… there’s never Been One Before and there’ll never Be One Beyond.

Words taken from MySpace Profile

B.O.B Network
Official Site

B.o.B – B.o.B feat. Rich Boy – Haterz Everywhere


Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Oct 20 2009 8:00P
Monique Show Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 21 2009 8:00P
Morehouse College / Forbes Arena Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 22 2009 8:00P
TJsDJs 15th Year Aniversary Tallahassee, Florida
Oct 23 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (Fillmore) Charlotte, North Carolina
Oct 24 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (Shoreline Ballroom) Hilton Head, South Carolina
Oct 27 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (Freebird Live) Jacksonvile, Florida
Oct 28 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (Revolution) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Oct 30 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (House of Blues) Orlando, Florida
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (The Ritz (Ybor City) Tampa, Florida
Nov 1 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (Headliners) Columbia, South Carolina
Nov 2 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (9:30 Club) Washington, Washington DC
Nov 6 2009 8:00P
War Memorial Gym San Francisco, California
Nov 10 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (LC Pavilion) Columbus, Ohio
Nov 12 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (House of Blues) Chicago, Illinois
Nov 13 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (Royal Oak) Detroit, Michigan
Nov 14 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (State Theater) Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nov 15 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (House of Blues) Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 18 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (Cain’s) Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 20 2009 8:00P
University of South Florida Tampa, Florida
Nov 21 2009 8:00P
B.o.B & Blue October (Stubb’s) Austin, Texas
Nov 24 2009 8:00P
S.O.Bs NYC (Hot 97 whos next) Ney York, New York
Nov 27 2009 8:00P
Carleton University Ontario, Ontario
Dec 4 2009 8:00P
Spring 4th Center Atlanta, Georgia
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