Grand Hustle’s B.o.B. has offered career advice to fellow rap newcomers and explained why patience is a virtue in the music industry.
The Southern emcee also talked about his upcoming debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray.
“Be patient because this is something that is definitely like a benchmark in your career,” he said in an interview. “You’ll never be able to do that again. It’s like you can become famous but you can’t become un-famous. When you’re famous people become mad, there’s nothing you can do to where people just forget you or be un-famous so enjoy these times and just be patient…It’s been a long journey, man. It’s good and that’s what I would tell the Freshmen now; it’s going to be a long journey so don’t feel like all the stuff with the label, and the issues you run into… it’s normal and it’s expected. Even if you had your own record label and you built your own team of people you’re going to run into the same problems. Because people are people no matter what.” (XXL Mag)
New York rapper Fabolous also gave some career advice to new emcees last summer.
“Really, I guess just coming in with not a lot of knowledge of what it takes to put out an album [is a mistake],” Fab explained in an interview. “Knowing the business relationship between you and your record label, a lot of people think it’s just going into the studio, being in the studio all night smoking and drinking and having your friends in there and then when the money don’t come back like it’s supposed to or the record labels taking every coin away from your album. Then they wanna look back and see what’s going on or flip out like, ‘Yo where’s my bread at?’ and it was there, but you ain’t do your business right. So I think everybody that comes in, you should talk with certain people or educate yourself to it by looking it up and checking out your business.” (SmackTube)
B.o.B. recently said he recorded a song for T.I.‘s upcoming album.
T.I. announced his return to music this week with the street single “I’m Back.”Now his Grand Hustle affiliate B.o.B reveals another new track that may appear on the King of the South’s first album since serving time behind bars. B.o.B aka Bobby Ray has heard material from his label chief’s new project and is actually featured on one record titled “Dream Me Up” produced by Cut the Check. “Me and T.I. have a song that can potentially go on his album,” he tells Rap-Up.com. “I think it’ll definitely be a smash.” (Rap-Up)
He previously spoke on seeing the Grand Hustle boss ready to re-prove himself for his fans.
“Yeah, I actually worked with Tip on some stuff from my album and some stuff from his album,” he revealed in an interview. “We came up with a banger–might I add that. He seems like he’s really focused now that he’s out, and he seems like he’s got something to prove. I’m excited to see what he’s gonna do, and I’m excited to see what the songs we made are gonna do.” (Hip Hop DX)
Check out recent footage of B.o.B. down below: