During his visit to New York City, Atlanta rapper B.o.B stopped through Power 105.1 to speak with The Breakfast Club on a variety of topics including T.I., the phases B.o.B’s gone through musically, and a possible release date for his next album titled Strange Clouds.
According to B.o.B, following T.I.’s release from prison last week the rapper has gone on to record close to 30 songs.
“But he’s recording like Tupac now. The first week he got out he did like 30 songs,” said B.o.B. “Not even exaggerating, ‘bout 30 songs when he got out. The whole first week…I feel like he’s just at a point where he knows what he wants to say so it don’t take a long time to do it.”
As an artist who seems to maneuver his way between pop and Hip Hop tracks B.o.B explained that he’s always seemed to go through phases in his music.
“For me I feel like I been going through phases. And I feel like I’mma always go through phases,” he explained. “When I first started the first song I ever released was ‘Cloud 9.’ And that was like a smoker’s anthem. The first whole half of the song I was just singing on it…I kinda went through that phase. Went through [an] alternative phase where all I wanted to do was make rock music. Now I just feel like rapping. I feel like naturally I’mma sing, throw a melody here and there but I’m in emcee mode now.”
Lastly, B.o.B revealed a possible date for his sophomore album Strange Clouds.
“Man we gonna get that I’mma say [in] March. I’m aiming for early March. I don’t wanna say too much,” said B.o.B.
UPDATE: B.o.B has revealed that his sophomore album Strange Clouds will release on March 13th.
UPDATE #2: B.o.B has announced a delay for his album Strange Clouds, which has been moved from its March 13th release date to May 1st.
UPDATE #3: The cover art for B.o.B's Strange Clouds has been revealed. Check the official artwork below.