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B.o.B. Drops a Neil deGrasse Tyson Diss Track, Still Is Pretty Confident That the World Is Flat

Update: Neil deGrasse Tyson's nephew is a rapper, apparently, and the astrophysicist recruited TYSON to record a pro-science diss track back at B.o.B. titled "Flat to…
James Grebey / January 26, 2016

B.o.B Thinks the World Is Flat (No, Really)

Atlanta rapper Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., a.k.a. B.o.B, thinks the world is flat. He literally thinks the world is flat. Should we say it again? B.o.B…
Rachel Brodsky / January 25, 2016

Stream Jodeci’s First Single in 18 Years, ‘Nobody Wins’

'90s R&B stalwarts Jodeci haven't released any music since their breakup in 1996, but, following a brief reunion at this year's Soul Train Awards, they're back…
Rachel Brodsky / December 22, 2014

Kendrick Lamar’s Rapper-Eating ‘Control (HOF)’ Verse Inspires Misguided Replies

Kendrick Lamar's fire-breathing verse alongside Jay Electronica on Big Sean's newly aired "Control (HOF)" is having its predictable effect. His intensity in calling out other…
Marc Hogan / August 14, 2013

Watch Big Boi and B.o.B Murder Drug Lords in Video Game Teaser ‘Double or Nothing’

Last year, SPIN presented an in-depth retrospective tracing hip-hop's long love affair with video games, from the 8-bit Atari days to the Playstation 2's Lil B-assisted…
Kyle McGovern / March 12, 2013

Jingle Ball 2012 By the Numbers: Screaming Bieber Fans, the Wanted Creeped Out, and… Steven Seagal?

Friday night once again brought Z100's annual Jingle Ball pop summit to NYC, making Madison Square Garden's sold-out arena a spectacle before the doors even…
Puja Patel / December 10, 2012

B.o.B and Taylor Swift Rep for Underdogs in ‘Both of Us’ Video

They say this every four years, but the upcoming presidential campaign promises to be the most negative in recent memory. Leave it to the new…
Marc Hogan / June 27, 2012

Who Charted? Beastie Boys Sales Soar as Fans Honor MCA

First! Carrie Underwood's big arrival on the Billboard 200 this week makes Jack White's personally historic No. 1 last week look slightly less impressive, regardless…
Devon Maloney / May 9, 2012

B.o.B Teams With O.A.R. in Nightmarish Marriage of Abbrev.

We already know B.o.B will collaborate with anyone who moves units, but this is ridiculous. Bobby Ray, the Atlanta rapper-singer with a latent and unfortunate…
Marc Hogan / May 9, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five

Oh boy, everybody's got an opinion on that SPIN's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list, don't they? Well, I do too! Good to see…
Brandon Soderberg / May 4, 2012

B.o.B, ‘Strange Clouds’ (Grand Hustle/Atlantic)

B.o.B is a pop star. He has pop pals. He has pop production. He has platinum pop singles, thanks to their poppy hooks and poppy…
Phillip Mlynar / April 27, 2012

Hear B.o.B and Taylor Swift’s Gooey Duet ‘Both of Us’

B.o.B broke through as a mixtape rapper with an unlikely coffeehouse-troubadour streak, and his first big commercial successes also tended to cross genre (and racial)…
Marc Hogan / April 12, 2012

B.o.B’s New Ryan Tedder-Assisted ‘So Good’: Pretty Good!

OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder has been the king of the slo-jam the past few years. Aside from his Colorado-based band's Timbaland-remixed hit "Apologize," he has…
Marc Hogan / February 21, 2012

Watch New Videos From Taylor Swift, Loutallica, Deer Tick, and B.o.B

On November 1, Lou Reed and Metallica finally unleashed their much-discussed collaborative album, Lulu. Has it created "another planetary system" yet? Hard to say, but…
Marc Hogan / December 5, 2011

Hear B.o.B.’s Hot Track With Lil Wayne

B.o.B. was everywhere last year, in no small part thanks to smash-hit collaborations with Paramore's Hayley Williams and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. As the Atlanta rapper…
Marc Hogan / September 27, 2011

Lupe’s “Airplanes” Demo With Hayley Williams Leaks

While B.o.B turned "Airplanes" into a smash hit, Lupe Fiasco had originally cut his own track using the now-ubiquitous hook by Paramore's Hayley Williams --…
Kevin O'Donnell / April 7, 2011

B.o.B. Says Next Album Might Be Out This Year!

A No. 1 album, with 500,000-plus in sales. Grammy nominations. MTV VMA performances. To say 2010 was a big year for Atlanta rapper B.o.B. would…
Peter Gaston / March 25, 2011

Grammy Nom B.o.B. Performs “Airplanes” on Plane

How's this for meta: Atlanta rapper B.o.B. performs his hit song "Airplanes" on a Delta airplane more than 30,000 high. Watch the video below.
William Goodman / February 7, 2011

Watch Patrick Stump Cover Jay-Z, Cee Lo, and B.o.B

Patrick Stump has been intensely focused on his solo debut Soul Punk, which is due out later this year. But the Fall Out Boy has…
Kevin O'Donnell / January 20, 2011
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