B.o.B is in full promotion of his sophomore album, Strange Clouds, which he released earlier this week. But the Atlanta rapper wants his fans to know that the planned joint album with T.I. is still very much in the works.
Although B.o.B couldn’t put a ballpark time on it, he recently told XXLMag that now that he’s officially released his album, the plan is for Tip to drop his own LP, Trouble Man, and then for the duo to team up on their collaborative album, The Man and The Martian.
“We want that as much as the people want that,” B.o.B said of the joint project that he and Tip initially began talking about last year. “We already have songs recorded. The songs that we already recorded…over time we’ll know if they withstand the test of time. If they still jamming six months from now, we know we got something.”
In the meantime, Bobby Ray is in full promotion mode of his new LP. That promotion including partnering with retail giant Target for an upscale New York City album release party on Tuesday (May 1), the day the project dropped. There, he tore through hits old and new, performing “Nothin’ On You,” “Airplanes,” “Bet I,” “Play The Guitar,” “So Hard to Breathe,” “So Good” and the title track, “Strange Clouds.”
The very musical MC also offered that he has changed a lot from his first album in 2010 that made him a household name.
“Who I was, I’m no longer that person no more,” B.o.B said. “I’ve grown a lot. I’m the same person at heart, but really my perspective has broadened and I’ve become elevated in my thinking. I’ll always continue to do that. I’ll always strive to be better.”—Mark Lelinwalla