Grand Hustle’s B.o.B. has admitted to leaking his Eminem collaboration, “Airplanes (Part II),” as a result of other records from his debut album illegally appearing on the Internet.
Writing via his Twitter page, “Bobby Ray” posted a link to his new song.
“Since the album is leaking…I want this one to come from ME. Hear “Airplanes Pt.2″ ft. EMINEM & Hayley Williams of Paramore www.bobatl.com,” he wrote Monday (April 19). “Much Love to the people who are still going out to support the album April 27th…like in the old days!” (B.o.B.’s Twitter)
Em’s verse features the rapper reflecting on his past and current career decisions.
“Let’s pretend Marshall Mathers never picked up a pen/Let’s pretend things would’ve been no different/ Pretend he procrastinated, had no motivation, pretend he just made excuses that were so paper thin.” (“Airplanes (Part II)”)
According to B.o.B., Em was impressed by his underground material and wanted to become involved in the project.
“[His manager] Paul Rosenberg played him the Cloud 9 mixtape and it kind of gave him an idea of what my music,” B.o.B revealed in an interview. “Eventually he started playing Em more of my stuff and was keeping him updated on my progress and eventually he wanted to get in the studio with me, so that was a gift. It’s really reassuring to know that every artist has a way of working but it’s all … the essence of it all to get in that vibe and to get in that zone, and everybody has a different way to get in that zone…It’s good to see a different way, because you know, ‘OK, I can do this or I can do that.’ It kind of showed me where I was thinking inside of a box and where I can open up even more.” (MTV)
A tracklisting for the rapper’s first official solo project has been released online.
“Don’t Let Me Fall” “Nothin’ On You” (featuring Bruno Mars) – 4:30 “Past My Shades” (featuring Lupe Fiasco) “Airplanes” (featuring Hayley Williams) “Bet I” (featuring T.I. and Playboy Tre) – 4:14 “Satellite” “Ghost in the Machine” “The Kids” (featuring Janelle Monae) “Magic” (featuring Rivers Cuomo) “Fame” “Lovelier Than You” “5th Dimension” (featuring T.I. & Ricco Barrino) “Airplanes (Part II)” (featuring Eminem and Hayley Williams) (Team Supreme Music)
Check out B.o.B. & Eminem’s “Airplanes (Part II)” down below: