B.O.B is a friendly Southern boy, B.o.B made the decision very early in his young life to pursue a career in hip-hop. He started rapping at the age of 13 after studying classic albums from DMX and Eminem.
With the encouragement of his older brother, B.o.B started feverishly writing down anything and everything. "At the time, Joe Budden was poppin' and my brother told me when Joe was 15 he used to fill up notebooks with rhymes," says B.o.B "That lit off a light bulb for me and I was like damn, I need to do more than that.
Then from seventh grade up to tenth grade, I just started filling up notebooks with lyrics. Then it got to the point where I was just writing them in my head."
Cut to the present and he's enjoying chart success after breaking through with the singles 'Nothin On You' ( featuring the vocals of Bruno Mars) and 'Airplanes' (with Paramore's Hayley Williams) from his debut album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010).