B.o.B has been considered over the years to be a bridge between the beginnings of trap music in Atlanta to where it is now, so his perspective on the matter is valuable.
Recently sitting down with HipHopDX Senior Features Writer Ural Garrett, the ATLien spoke about his hometown and why its location is key in its musical makeup.
“Artists like me, it’s up to us to show people the other side of Atlanta and the side you don’t see by just listening to the radio,” he said via a segment of today’s (September 9) DX Daily. “Atlanta’s geographic location, there’s something special about that, man. Everybody lives there. The airport hub is there. It’s the busiest airport in the world. Because of that, there’s all these different flavors and styles mixed in but it’s still rooted in the south… That’s why the music’s always live.”
B.o.B also described the difference between Hip Hop music and Hip Hop as a full culture.
“Hip Hop is a culture, it’s really beyond music,” he said. “Hip Hop is a culture that every genre of music has had to embrace in some form or fashion, even country music… It’s really a lifestyle.”
Watch the full video segment below: