B.o.B (aka Bobby Ray) is a 21-year-old hip-hop/R&B prodigy
who began writing and producing as a teenager, creating a series of six
mixtapes in his hometown of Atlanta before being signed to T.I.’s label, Grand
Hustle. Though B.o.B considers T.I. one of his heroes, his music is a stark
contrast to T.I.’s, closer to Atlanta icons like Outkast and Cee-Lo Green.
Onstage, he plays guitar and considers rock, funk, techno and doo-wop large
influences on his music. His full-length debut, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, features appearances
from Eminem, T.I. and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, among others.