B.o.B. Releases “E.P.I.C.” Mixtape as Appetizer for Sophomore Album

Very few artists have had the crossover appeal that rapper, singer, producer, and overall musician B.o.B. has had in his career.

B.o.B. a.k.a. Bobby Ray, has only released one studio album, 2010's The Adventures of Bobby Ray, and is preparing to release his second, Strange Clouds, early next year.

In preparation for his sophomore album’s release, the Atlanta native has created a brand new mixtape, E.P.I.C., which stands for “Every Play Is Crucial,” to help hold the fans over until Strange Clouds hits shelves in 2012. Not only does the mixtape have a very “album-like” feel to it, it also features guest verses and production from some of the biggest names in the industry. On E.P.I.C., artists like Mos Def, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, T.I., Bun B, Eminem, and more, all make appearances over production created by Jim Jonsin, Dr. Luke, The Aristocrats, Ryan Tedder, and even B.o.B. himself.

The 15-track mixtape helps set the tone for what fans can expect, come early 2012, when Strange Clouds is released to the masses via Atlantic Records. In the meantime, check out the E.P.I.C. download below.

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