Hayley Williams of the rock group Paramore, has confirmed recent reports that B.o.B. and Eminem collaborated on a track and shared her experience working with the two rappers.
According to singer Williams, Em’s presence on the track does not go unnoticed as he “slays” her feature.
“I was given the track a while ago while we were on tour,” Williams said in an interview. “The guys and I all loved it. They told me I was crazy if I passed it up. I liked the part too much anyways, so of course I was down. I only found out about Eminem getting on the track like a month ago. As if the song couldn’t get any better. He just slays me, he’s such a genius. And I’m a big B.o.B fan. Got everything of his that I’ve been able to get my hands on. Whether our fans know or not, I’m not sure, but [Paramore bassist ] Jeremy [Davis] and I have always been really into hip-hop. It means a lot that I got to collaborate with a hip-hop artist who is from Atlanta. Not far from home. We Southern gals love us some Southern gentlemen.” (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)
Last month, Bobby Ray talked about his project’s cover art.
“Basically, the concept of the album cover is, I’m gonna give enough but I’m gonna leave it open for interpretation,” B.o.B. explained promising to not take away from consumers’ imaginations. “Of course I incorporated the four elements, earth, wind, fire and water, and it’s an adventure. So I’m basically traveling through these elements during my adventure but even though, the elements are dangerous in themselves, but I still use it to my advantage, going through these elements. [The album] is done, finished. I’m done, it’s like my homework’s done…Lupe [Fiasco] is on it, T.I. is on it, I got a lot of outside production on it.” (The Hip Hop Chronicle)
B.o.B. recently discussed his solo project moving from a May to April release date.
“‘Fifth Dimension,’ T.I. actually produced it, him and Lil C produced it from Grand Hustle so we got in the studio just playing around with some drums, loops and guitars and some asteroids and we made up ‘Fifth Dimension,’ and it’s gonna, it’s a banger,” B.o.B. promised in an interview. “[My album,] it’s definitely scheduled to come out April 27th, it was May 25th but [The Adventures of Bobby Ray] got pushed forward, which never happens, ever, I don’t even recall that happening and if it does change, it’ll only move forward again.” (XXL Magazine)
Check out B.o.B. speaking about his album down below: