BE Spotlight: B.o.B – A Strange Cloud Nine


It always feels good to see an artist that you BElieved in from the very BEginning really get an opportunity to make a stamp in the industry. It’s the truest example that hard work actually does pay off.

I rememBEr an unsigned 17 year old Bobby Ray Simmons, BEtter known as B.o.B, grinding his way around Atlanta. Regardless of BEing underage, he’d somehow make his way into showcases (which were normally held at nightclubs) & pass out his mixtape, which had a song on it called “Cloud 9”, in hopes to get it into the right persons hand & a multitude of people’s ears.

Fast forward 6 years later, B.o.B has evolved into a hip hop superstar. His new album Strange Clouds is making lots of noise on the charts & B.o.B has earned his spot in a league he’s always craved. Alongside rocking sold out show, he’s also toured all around the world all BEfore the age of 25.

Ironically, it was B.o.B’s  melodic ode to mary jane “Cloud 9” that secured his deal with Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records after sneaking into TI’s Club Crucial & actually performing the song for TIP. So from Cloud 9 to Strange Clouds B.o.B has always BEen on a different level of artistry. He lives in the clouds where his musical creativity has BEen one of the biggest items to keep him afloat.

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About the author

Jason Dinsmore has written 1330 articles for BE Entertained Magazine

J.Write is the Owner/Editor-In-Chief of BE Entertained Magazine. He's previously written for The Source, Dapper, DOWN, Break, & Full Blast Magazines. He's also contributed to a numBEr of blogs across the U.S.

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