B.o.B “EPIC: Every Play Is Crucial” Mixtape Download & Stream
The highly anticipated mixtape from B.o.B., EPIC: Every Play Is Crucial, featuring Meek Mill, T.I., Eminem, Lil Wayne, Playboy Tre, 2 Chainz and many more. Production comes from Lil C, Dr. Luke, Jim Jonsin, 7 King and more.
The term “epic” is throw around almost as freely as “classic” when it comes to rap and pop culture as a whole. But the word makes for the appropriate billing here as B.o.B releases his mixtape, EPIC : Every Play Is Crucial. For a freebie, the tracklisting packs a lot of star power, including Grand Hustle boss T.I., other high profile inclusions like Eminem, Weezy and Mos Def. Then there’s production from Jim Jonsin and Lil C plus even more assists from other talented newcomers by way of Big K.R.I.T., Future, 2Chainz and Meek Mill.
Strange Clouds is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist B.o.B, released on May 1, 2012, under Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. The album features guest appearances from Morgan Freeman, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, T.I., Nicki Minaj, Ryan Tedder, Lauriana Mae, Playboy Tre, Trey Songz, Nelly and Roscoe Dash while the production was handled by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Ryan Tedder, Lil C, Mynority, Stargate, Frequency, Super Water Sympathy, Kuttah, Billboard, Jim Jonsin and B.o.B himself.
B.o.B explained the album title comes from a concept of his: “Strange Clouds is kind of a science-fictiony kind of title, mixed with recreational activities. It’s really like a fusion between the hip-hop lifestyle and the people whose thoughts cross into the other realm of thinking, outside of the norm, which may be considered strange or weird, or unique. And, I feel like it’s all about hybridizing these two different worlds — on the ground level to the skies. If that makes sense”.
B.o.B previously promised fans a “different sound” compared to his debut: “I feel like the sound is a continuum from the last album, just more mature, more refined, more conversational at moments. You know, I really bring people closer to who I am, and what makes me think, and … my story, growing up as a kid and just letting people know who I am really. I don’t think people really know enough of who I am. You know, I had a really good year last year, and it happened really fast … I needed to sit down for year. I recorded my album — I spent about 13-14 months on it. I’m ready to really build the connection with my fans”.
The lead single and title track, “Strange Clouds” was released on iTunes on September 27, 2011.The song features fellow American rapper Lil Wayne and was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut. In the first week of the song’s release it sold 197,000 digital copies debuting at number 3 on the US Hot Digital Songs. On the week of October 10, 2011, the song debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 making it the “Hot Shot Debut” of the week.”Strange Clouds” marks his best debut sales week for a single, previously held by the 137,000 launch of “Airplanes” on May 1, 2010.As of February 9, 2013, “Strange Clouds” has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Wherever B.o.B soars next, he will undoubtedly continue to appeal to a baser sensibility. Musically, though, he’s at his most alluring when he’s in his own dimension. Buy Beats Online
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