Video: B.o.B on Name Change, Eminem Collabo

You might remember Eminem spoke highly of B.o.B on 106.

B.o.B, Playboy Tre & Young Jeezy in Norway after the jump… Still don’t have it? B.o.B. vs. Bobby Ray (Mixtape)

via MTV Mixtape Daily:

“The difference between B.o.B and Bobby Ray is … when I was signed under B.o.B, I was really young and didn’t understand the type of business I was getting into,” he explained. “[I didn’t understand] how free I could be with the music. I felt like I had to play this person, play this certain character — talk a certain way, dress a certain way, rap a certain way. Now that I look back on it, I don’t really feel that way. I don’t really believe it. I wouldn’t do that now. I wanted to break away from that and not box myself in. Bobby Ray isn’t a character — he’s really me. At the same time, it’s so different, it’s like a snake shedding its skin. Shed the old and onto something new. When I feel that’s had its run, I don’t think I’ll do another name-change, but you’re constantly evolving and that’s where the inspiration from that came from. … Moving forward, I’ll officially be Bobby Ray.”

Bobby Ray/B.o.B recently met with Eminem and Slim Shady in the studio, where the artists collaborated on a couple of tracks.

“We were in the studio … we actually made a couple of productions, orchestrations,” he said. “I’m real excited to see how people feel about it. For me it’s a dream come true.”

No matter who wins in B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray, the artist who is known by both names insists neither one will die — they will simply merge. His debut, once known as The Adventures of B.o.B, will now be named The Adventures of Bobby Ray.

“I’m merging the B.o.B element to what I’m doing now,” Bob told us recently in Atlanta.

The album still doesn’t have a release date, but Bobby is keeping busy, playing on the road and dropping mixtapes. We broke the news of Bob’s musical evolution and moniker switch a few months back.

“The mixtape really comes from just the obvious idea of during this transition — musically, name-wise, style, everything — to do a mixtape where you compare and contrast what’s the difference, and emphasize the direction I’m going in. I feel really good about it. I feel like it’s an album. There’s a lot of music we’re putting on there — 18 songs. We’re doing two versions. One version with no DJ drops — it’s set up like a two-sided album — and then we have one with DJ Don Cannon and DJ Green Lantern where they mix it up DJ style.”

Bob says the growth into Bobby Ray is all about his coming of age.


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15 Responses to “Video: B.o.B on Name Change, Eminem Collabo”

  1. CiCi The Intern Says:

    I know most people probably couldn’t get down with the Bobby Ray side of his new tape but it’s pretty ill. Dude’s super talented …

  2. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    3 stacks need to come back and sit this dude in a corner right quick

  3. Big Homie Says:

    I am going to make a vlog on why I changed my name to ( o )( o )

  4. CiCi The Intern Says:

    They played that new Wale out when I was back in Maryland this weekend.

    BYB>

  5. Big Homie Says:

    They played that new Wale out when I was back in Maryland this weekend.

    BYB>

    ^ yuuup ..classic BYB used. Remembers them high school days

  6. Beezy Says:

    *comments gingerly*

  7. Joey Profit$ Says:

    What up Nah Righters??

    *Daps CiCi, Big Homie, Beezy ETC*

  8. Guns Is Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    i can’t keep up w/ all these name changes!

    shit.

  9. Joey Profit$ Says:

    I’m listening to B.O.B VS Bobby Ray now – Shits ill

  10. Beezy Says:

    The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    Guns Is Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    ^you fags dress alike too?

  11. Joey Profit$ Says:

    ^you fags dress alike too?

    ^^^^

    lol

  12. V.I Says:

    whats wrong with you bitches constantly bitching

  13. kevinbclarkk Says:

    bobby ray side of tape>>>>>>>>b.o.b side

  14. MuffinMan Says:

    All these trash new age rappers think they Andre 3000 after 15 minutes under lights……get real life experience you trend humping munchkin

  15. lea Says:

    like BOB and Bobby Ray but i dont understand the name change

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