All three of Bobby Ray’s studio releases have made the Funkalicious lists of best albums of the year. Ever since his first CD, “B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” this talented performer and producer has been droppin’ musical bombs that have exploded beyond the genre of hip-hop. In addition to his official records, B.o.B. has also released the mixtapes “No Genre” (Import), “No Genre Pt. 2” and “New Black.”
“New Black” is no “Songs in the Key of Life” by the genius that is Stevie Wonder, but it definitely provides quips on facts and insight about some funky shit, that was also happening in 1976… about harsh realities that were occurring, well before either artist penned a song about them, in other words – far too long. This entry is not a long drawn out dissertation about things that are wrong, but simply a reality check for anyone who cares to read and listen.
Here’s a link for the “New Black” EP – Pass It On… http://www.datpiff.com/BoB-New-Black-mixtape.668962.html
Melissa Harris-Perry on unarmed slain black men… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/16/melissa-harris-perry-black-men-killed-by-police_n_5684588.html
for the love of Truth in FUNKY Music and Media