It seems hip hop has gotten the memo that the cold is upon us. Just months before his sophomore cut Strange Clouds, Atlanta rapper B.O.B has dropped his long-awaited mixtape titled Epic: Every Play Is Crucial. The finished piece consists of 15 tracks, a handful of Grammy-friendly guests (Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mos Def, T.I.) and a theme involving bare bones hip hop that isn’t afraid to flirt with pop and electronic beats (see Dr. Luke’s work towards the end). The best part of the hour-long release however is Bobby Ray is back, confident and oddly ruthless.
B.O.B. – “5 ON THE KUSH” (FT. BIG K.R.I.T. & BUN B)