News: B.o.B. Heads For the Clouds, Gets "Strange" On Sophomore LP
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 10:36PM
Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B. has finally revealed the title of his upcoming follow-up to last year's Adventures of Bobby Ray debut album.
While recently discussing upcoming music, the Atlanta rapper said his new "Strange Clouds" single carries the same name as his LP's title.
Fresh off performing in front of President Obama at a fundraiser in Los Angeles, Bobby Ray caught a flight back to ATL. He appeared on V103?s "The Ryan Cameron Show" on Tuesday, where he revealed Strange Clouds as the title. "'Strange Clouds' is the first single off of my sophomore album, actually titled Strange Clouds," he announced. The project, which serves as the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, is preceded by the single of the same name featuring Lil Wayne. The song went to iTunes on Tuesday and has already cracked the top 5. (Rap-Up)
Around mid-September, Bobby Ray revealed his second LP was nearly completed.
"Hopefully fans will be able to hear the new album very soon," B.o.B. said in an interview. "I'm as impatient for you to hear it as you are. It's a more mature sound but nothing too experimental -- It's a happy medium between the sound of B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray and the mixtapes, so everyone should be able to enjoy it. I'd say I'm 90 percent done with it right now, but the album title is still TBA." (The Daily Orange)
In May, Bobby Ray gave details on what the studio grind had been like for his upcoming album.
"I feel like I'm about halfway through it, and I wouldn't even say because of how many songs I have," said B.o.B in an interview. "It's kinda like as an artist you absorb, it's like a sponge, you absorb it and then you gotta give it back out. I still feel like I got more to put out. I got more to say. So I can record songs all day, but until I get everything out that I want to say, that's pretty much what the wait is...I feel like it's all about timing -- It's the right timing and I haven't revealed the name of the album yet, but I've been working on this since before The Adventures of Bobby Ray, so it's a real special project." (MTV)
The rapper's debut landed atop its competition in May 2010.
As expected, fans of the XXL Freshman alum picked up 84,200 copies of his new disc over the last week, according to the Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper/multi-instrumentalist currently has both the No. 1 album and No. 1 song ("Nothin' On You") in the country. His second single, "Airplanes," is currently working its way up the charts--landing at the No. 9 spot just last week. (XXL Mag)
A release date for Strange Cloud has not yet been announced.
Check out B.o.B.'s "Strange Cloud" below: