– B.o.B gets real about politics, America’s socioeconomic structure, his scientific beliefs, substance abuse, and more on his new album, Ether.
While B.o.B has undoubtedly made a name for himself, many of those who follow him can’t help but to believe that he is heavily underrated. However, what makes him slip under the radar may often be his conscious and introspective content matter. On the other hand, B.o.B has been gradually building up his ability to package his messages in a way that will keep the most hard-headed listener’s attention. With Ether, he did just that.
Ether, although it is an album, serves as the fifth and final chapter of his Elements mixtape series which included WATER (We Are The Enemy Really), FIRE (False Idols Ruin Egos), EARTH (Educational Avatar Reality Training Habitat), and AIR (Art Imitates Reality).
B.o.B opens Ether up with “Fan Mail” – a track that gives us multiple examples of the criticism and ridicule that B.o.B has to endure, often times from “fans”. He then goes straight into “E.T” featuring the self-proclaimed Martian himself, Lil Wayne.
The album also features a few other big names including Big K.R.I.T, Usher, Cee Lo Green, Young Dro, Young Thug, London Jae, WurlD, T.I, and Ty Dolla $ign. Production was handled mostly by B.o.B himself, but he got some help from Big K.R.I.T, 30 Roc, and Jon ?uesto.
B.o.B will be bringing his Elements Tour to over 30 cities this summer, so make your arrangements for that as well. Until then, go ahead and cop the album from iTunes.
Written by DJ Robinson