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B.O.B: Nothin' On You (Rebel Rock/Atlantic)

B.O.B: NOTHIN' ON YOU (REBEL ROCK/ATLANTIC)

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UK release date 16.05.2010

Whilst not being content to just please the ear - B.o.B's debut single "Nothin' On You" seems to laden with instant charisma, stopping only to refresh the parts others cannot reach of late... Top spot must surely beckon for this would be smash if justice is to be served.

Atlanta based rapper Bobby Ray Simmons, and I mention his full moniker for a reason; impending album (31st) will be called 'B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray' has been picking up plaudits from all over... These are not just whispers either, but full-grown cries of "this guy is hot property!"

With the current crop of Grime stars on these shores having made there way to the top via Pirate radio + mixtape - In the U.S, the fly Hip Hop fraternity have also returned to the mighty mixtape as B.o.B, like Asher Roth, Kid Cudi and Shwayze before him use this A1 route to surefire stardom.

This single, which wouldn't sound out of place in the hands of the Gym Class Heroes (in my opinion) is sweet in it's up lifting melody, while giving the rapper plenty of room to flex his prowess. A delight from start to finish and if the single is anything to go by, the album will be one not to miss... There is also a rumor that this multi talented artist can play an instrument... which must be a first by rapper standards... And no 50 Cent grabbing his maracas on stage doesn't count!
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