B.o.B. Wants to Produce a Country Album
Haven't heard of rapper/producer B.o.B.? He's kind of a big deal in the hip-hop realm, and soon, he may make his mark on country music, too. B.o.B. revealed to a Singapore newspaper that he's interested in trying his hand at a little twang.
"I want to produce a country album for a country singer," B.o.B. told Today. "I feel like country music has a certain kind of pocket. It all sonically [comes together]. Are you ready to get satisfied sonically?"
The 'Nothin' on You' singer is known for being a master collaborator, and has match-ups with Bruno Mars, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Jessie J and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer under his belt. "It's not just about the song. It's about the chemistry," B.o.B. said of the artists he works with. "Really, when you're making a song with another artiste, it's really like a business venture. A joint venture. You really have to be careful who you start your business with ... and everybody who I gravitate towards, I feel good about." We have to wonder which country artists draw the producer's attention ... Reba? Jason Aldean? Taylor Swift, perhaps?
Even though B.o.B.'s potential country venture is still heating up, the Atlanta native already has his sights set on the project that will follow: a de-stress record. "I want to do an album that is completely meditation music," he added. "It's going to be like a little project. It won't just be for people who like to sleep to it, meditate or are into yoga. It'll be like even if you weren't into all that, you'll be listening to it and thinking: 'Man, this is dope, yeah!'"