B.o.B.’s “I Feed These Streets” Originally Meant for DJ Drama

Earlier today (October 27), former XXL Freshman alum B.o.B. (now known as Bobby Ray) leaked an unreleased track online, titled “I Feed These Streets.” XXLMag spoke with Bobby’s manager, TJ Chapman, about the song, and was informed that the song was originally supposed to be on Grand Hustle label mate DJ Drama’s Gangsta Grillz: The Album, Vol. 2.

According to Chapman, the song was recorded over a year ago, but instead of letting it collect dust, he put it online for fans to hear. “That was supposed to be on Drama’s album,” Chapman told XXL. “Drama had it for over a year and it just ain’t done nothing… We were just like fuck this. This song’s just been sitting too long.”

Chapman says this isn’t the first time fans are hearing the song, though. Somehow it got into the wrong hands and was played over the radio. In fact, he even heard one version with Busta Rhymes and Maino spitting alongside the young Atlanta upstart. But now it has being released as it was initially intended.

As of press time it is uncertain if the track will be included on B.o.B.’s major label debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which is currently slated for a June 2010 release. —Elan Mancini

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    We got it.

    You needed a buzz…

  • GIFT

    I’m wit sykotic on this one. B.O.B is not getting the recognition he should. Matter fact, without TI free, it seems like Grand Hustle artist are just chilling. I don’t know if this was planned or not. defnitely not helping in the promo dept though. Hope they straighten that shit before TIP gets out.

    • capcobra

      the body needs the head…no t.i..no grand hustle..the only certified soloist over there is dro..and he ain’t stepping up to the plate.

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Whatup cap?

        C/S

        I really listened 2 that R.I.P. That n*gga Dro need to put the blunt down & work harder.

        And usually I like fam’s music.

    • nicholasdelorejo

      true shit man. B.O.B. is an artist that can actually change the genre and not just make tracks for the ladies (Drake).

  • GregSIde

    I would of did the same thing. B.O.B.’s got mad talent. I don’t like comparing artist to other artist but, he truly is the next Andre 3k. And I co-sign wit’ Sykotic, Dro ain’t coming as hard as he was on Day One(his 1ST Gangsta Grill) or his LP. B.O.B.’s got way 2 much potential and talent to be sittin’ on the bench. You can’t give him a huge mixtape push and a video on MTV and then not do shit, whether TIP locked up or not.