B.o.B. is a man just as capable of crooning an acoustic guitar ballad as he is rhyming hard next to Playboy Tre. So it only makes sense that after previous single Both Of Us, featuring pop princess Taylor Swift, Bobby Ray has chosen to get back on the hip-hop side of the equation and selected the hard charging Out of My Mind as his official next single. Dr. Luke, Alex da Kid and DJ Frank E join forces to put together a dubstep-influenced beat that’s as schizophrenic as the title suggests, chopping and rewinding the instrumental’s sonic elements until their source can’t be recognized. If we’re talking crazy then we’re talking a Nicki Minaj guest verse, although Nicki actually comes through with a relatively subdued verse for her (bonus points for her Airplanes reference though). It’s really B.o.B. who thoroughly lets his cerebellum snap on the mic – in fact, at one point I think he might actually run over a deer. Those able to relate to B.o.B.’s insane tendencies can find plenty more borderline-insane music on his recently released Strange Clouds album.
Written by Nathan S. on 08/24/12
Submit your Rating
Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Haterz Everywhere We Go (Remix)" (2007)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Epic Fail: Bobby Shmurda’s Label Cashed In & Then Bailed Out
- Open Mic: Why Rappers Need to Play Small Shows
- 1 Listen Album Review: Big Sean’s “Dark Sky Paradise”
- Could Kanye’s Rapper Reparations Idea Actually Work?
- Every Rapper is Going to Die & So Will I
- An Anti-Elitist Guide to Respecting Gucci Mane
- Breaking Down the Sordid Details of the Lil Wayne vs. Cash Money Lawsuit
- Oh My God, If Drake Dies Is He A Legend?
- Fine, You Got Me: Your Favorite Rapper’s First Tweet
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.