B.O.B was born Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. on November 15th, 1988. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A month after he was born his family moved to Decatur, Georgia. In elementary school Bobby played the trumpet from an early age all throughout high school. In sixth grade he started to focus less on his school studies and more on pursuing his musical career.

B.O.B first began to gain major recognition at the start of 2007. He chose his stage name, "B.O.B." as a tribute to Outkast song, "Bombs Over Baghdad." Currently B.O.B records for Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment, and Atlantic Records.

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B.O.B has many popular songs, many of them have been out for a while but a few of them have just been released and are already very popular.

One of B.O.B’s most popular songs is, “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams. This song was released on April 27th, 2010. This song does a great job matching the lyrics up with the pop beat. At the same time there is a great piano riff playing in the background. In Airplanes B.O.B raps about his early music life and how it was hard for him. He then adds that no matter what happened he never gave up his dream of being a music star. This song captures your mind and makes you want to sing along with its catchy chorus.

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Here are the lyrics to the chorus,
“Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)”

Another more recent song that B.O.B has recorded that has already been proven to be very popular is, “Don’t Let Me Fall.” This song has proven its self as being one of B.O.B’s most popular songs. This song has great piano riffs being played the entire song. When you hear this song you will instantly like it. In this song B.O.B talks about how he made it to where he wanted to be all his life.

One more song that is worth mentioning recorded by B.o.B is, “Im Lost.” This song is a new classic, B.o.B really proves his talents in the music business. T.I features in this song and has a great verse that is greatly loved by many people. “Im Lost” has a great beat to it that matches the lyrics to it very well.


LYRICS TO AIRPLANES
“Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)
Yeah
I could use a dream or a genie or a wish
To go back to a place much simpler than this
Cause after all the partyin' and smashin' and crashin'
And all the glitz and the glam and the fashion
And all the pandemonium and all the madness
There comes a time where you fade to the blackness
And when you're staring at that phone in your lap
And you hoping but them people never call you back
But that's just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel
And they sayin' what would you wish for
If you had one chance
So airplane airplane sorry I'm late
I'm on my way so don't close that gate
If I don't make that then I'll switch my flight
And I'll be right back at it by the end of the night
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)
Somebody take me back to the days
Before this was a job, before I got paid
Before it ever mattered what I had in my bank
Yeah back when I was tryin' to get into the subway
And back when I was rappin' for the hell of it
But now a days we rappin' to stay relevant
I'm guessin that if we can make some wishes outta airplanes
Then maybe yo maybe I'll go back to the days
Before the politics that we call the rap game
And back when ain't nobody listened to my mix tape
And back before I tried to cover up my slang
But this is for the Cada, what's up Bobby Ray
So can I get a wish to end the politics
And get back to the music that started this sh-t
So here I stand and then again I say
I'm hopin' we can make some wishes outta airplanes
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)
Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now (wish right now, wish right now)”

LYRICS TO DONT LET ME FALL
“Well it was just a dream
Just a moment ago
I was up so high
Lookin down at the sky
Don’t let me fall
I was shooting for stars
On a Saturday night
They say what goes up
Must come down
But don’t let me fall (x3)
They say what goes up
Must come down
But don’t let me fall
Don’t let me fall
Cause I’m glidin up there
Oh so very high that if the
Clouds were to drop me
Than I’d fall out the sky
I don’t really know why I’m here
I guess I’m just here for the ride
I swear it feels like I’m dreamin
This vividly defined, yeah
So call me whenever you want
Call me whenever you’d like
But lets get one thing straight
You know my name, so I run this town
When I’m on my mic
So here I go B.O.B, Bobby Ray
I don’t know, leedahdoe
But I know that I flow
Rack em up, lock em down
Dominos, then I go
Where’s my story goes
How did I been done down here before
Come into my eastern catered home
Cause I was in the cold
Tryin to keep my toes unfroze
Now I’m in your house
Now I’m in your stove
Now I’m everywhere that your ipod goes
Everything I seen was a dream
Just a moment ago
But it was just a dream
Just a moment ago
I was up so high
Lookin down at the sky
Don’t let me fall
I was shootin for stars
On a Saturday night
They say what goes up
Must come down
But don’t let me fall (x2)
They say what comes up
Must go down
But don’t let me fall (x2)
They say what comes up
Must come down
But don’t let me fall
Don’t let me fall
Yeah, not far much longer
From where that pavement is
Cause there aint no parachute
That they can make for this
Cause I put my pain my heart
My soul my faith in this
Does anyone feel like how I feel
Then you can relate to this
Just a blaze of this
Maybe roll one up and take a hit
Toast to the good life
Then take a sip
Vacation everyday then take a hit
It was easy to see I was made for this
From the move all the way
To the way I spit
Just to show all you niggas
What greatness is
I’m talkin very loosic
Like makin movies
To picture my life, boy
You need a higher resolution
I used to cut class everyday
Then run away at night
But now I’m ruler of the upperclass
And I don’t even write
But it was just a dream
Just a moment ago
I was up so high
Lookin down at the sky
Don’t let me fall
I was shootin for stars
On a Saturday night
They say what goes up
Must come down
But don’t let me fall”


LYRICS TO IM LOST
[Chorus - B.O.B]
Just because I’m losing doesn’t mean I’m lost
They gave me nothing but doubt
first they waited then they hated then they counted me out
Just because I’m losing doesn’t mean I’m stuck
They say I lost my way
but first I showed em then I sold em right in front of their face
[Verse 1 - B.O.B]
Well this is the World that we live in
one minute you the hero the next you the villain
we got up in this game just to try to make a living
we hit you with the truth while you watching television
but still these are the cards that we dealt
they kick you on the ground when you most need help
until you dried up and they sit you on the shelf
then you start to cry because you all by yourself
so just know if you wanna wear the belt
the only way to excel is the soul that you sell
so I could care less about the clothes on myself
I’m trying to drive straight on a road made of nails
yeah, I got to pay the toll if I fell
or else it’ll be another story to tell
I’m getting to the door I can tell
I’m just waiting on the day till the glory prevails
[Chorus]
[Verse 2 - T.I.]
All I know is keep going, sh-t don’t stop
until the huss double up put the click on top
used to wanna have the bricks on lock
til we went to prison saw we couldn’t pick them locks
easy decision now a n-gga think I lost my touch
listen if I aint the realest ever done it I aint off by much
so please don’t wake me up if I’m dreaming in the fast lane speedin’ no safety belt
and it’s a marathon pace yourself
in this race for wealth talkin’ sh-t just a waste of breath
chasing me like chasing your tail you’ll never catch it
respect is something you never get if you never had it
I’m looking back and laughing this life of mine
brought me all way here from a life of crime
just a constant reminder that the end all, be all is the one who knows all, sees all
because…
[Chorus]
[Verse 3 - B.o.B]
Yeah, well these are my predictions
I’ll be on the top 40 with a big hit
travelling the World trying not to get sick
and I’ma get more friends on my friends list
and then after that I’ll be famous
and everyone I know will tell me that I’m changing
and then my cell phone will never stop ringing
and I’ll be all over magazine pages
yeah and they’ll play my songs till they boring
and if I ever do stop touring they’ll treat me like a foreigner
Don’t believe me ask Lauren…

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Lyrics from:
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Works Cited:
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