B.o.B. Sets Sights on Country Album

B.o.B. Sets Sights on Country Album

The multi-talented rapper considers switching gears musically.

Published August 24, 2011

B.o.B. is respected for his genre-bending approach, but the guitar-playing rapper and producer may soon try his hand at switching genres completely. In a new interview with Singapore-based newspaper Today, B.o.B. says he wants to dabble in country music.

"I want to produce a country album for a country singer," he said. "I feel like country music has a certain kind of pocket. It all sonically [comes together]. Are you ready to get satisfied sonically?"

The Atlanta-based artist said he would pursue the country project after first putting out his own follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated The Adventures of Bobby Ray. B.o.B says the new record will be a more personal affair.

"It's like my report," he said. "Really putting (the listeners) in my shoes as much as I can with my words. I feel that people can understand me a lot more. The man behind the music."

As if his own album and a country album weren't enough, the "Nothing on You" singer said he wants to expand his repertoire even further next on his to-do list is music you can meditate to.

"I want to do an album that is completely meditation music," he said. "It's going to be like a little project. It won't just be for people who like to sleep to it, meditate or are into yoga. It'll be like even if you weren't into all that, you'll be listening to it and thinking: 'Man this is dope, yeah!'"


(Photo:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Written by Reggie Ugwu


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