B.o.B Live Review
We caught the Nothin On You star at an intimate show in London…
Roll Deep aside it’s not often you get to see a number one artist for a tenner in a grimey student union venue.
And though it's B.o.B not GaGa who graces the King's College stage the comparison is fair. At just 21 his debut album features guest spots from Eminem and T.I- and it's already topped the Billboard chart.
Tonight he starts with mixtape track Haterz, banger Bet I and then brings out Giggs for his track Don’t Go There. The underwhelming UK rapper only serves to make the headliner seem more versatile.
Then mid-freestyle the Atlanta native- wearing woolly hat, jacket and a huge smile- brings out his band for the rest of the set. They kick off with Satellites before the rapper picks up an acoustic guitar for a gorgeous version of ballad Don't Let Me Fall. It perfectly showcases his breakneck flow and more-than-decent singing voice.
The crowd love Airplanes- a smash featuring Paramore star Hayley Williams that combines her emo styling with his verses. It shouldn't really work- but it does. I’ll Be In The Sky with it’s wailed chorus and honky tonk piano brilliantly channels Idlewild era Outkast- also from the ATL.