Tuesday, April 20, 2010

B.O.B. feat Eminem & Hayley Williams - Airplanes Part II

With only one week to go before his April 27th debut release The Adventures of Bobby Ray, we get an upgrade on an already stellar track. How do you take an already stellar track and upgrade it to classic? Throw an Eminem verse on there and slow the beat a bit to make it sound slightly more Hip Hop. You may say, "nah man, not another drug induced verse like that ish he did on Relapse and Relapse: Refill", but similar to the verses he spit on Drop the World and Forever, we're able to see that spark generated when he gets personal with his lyrics in telling us a story. I can only hope that he continues this sort of "serious", down to earth, inspired verses from Em on his next album Recovery out June 22nd.

Cool thing about Airplanes II are the completely different verses and the characteristically slow methodical clap of the beat. Bobby Ray again takes us back to when he was just like you and me, "back in 98 when he was eatin' lunch of Styrofoam plates", "when everybody loved and nobody hated". His story is a stark contrast to what Eminem came up with, which is why his verses are less raging, but you get two sides to the story from a "how I came up" perspective. "Think Mockingbird or even When I'm Gone if you're wanting Eminem tracks that match the sort of soft piano vibe created on this track and in his verse. The ultra emotional, slightly aggressive, but subtly inspirational verse pulls you in because his personally raw story is delivered with such vigor that it takes you back to when he captivated his audience with his audacity and vehemence.

Needless to say after 7 leaked tracks that could be released as singles and have won over my fandom, support and appreciation, is there any question how great this album is going to be? It's almost like anything else from here on out on the album would just be icing on the cake and I'm left feeling like Bobby Ray never got the memo that everybody has at least a couple filler tracks on their album.

It is what it is...enjoy this picturesque Spring mix of Hip and Pop with a little hardcore Rap dressing....

B.O.B. feat Eminem & Hayley Williams - Airplanes Part II GREAT Track!!!!!!!


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