Interview: B.o.B Proud To Be A Part Of The New South Movement

Selling 35,000 copies in its first week, B.o.B’s anticipated third album Underground Luxury has made quite a name for itself even before being released. The album was supported by five singles, including his infamous club anthems “Headband” and “We Still In This Bitch,” which had the radio and fans buzzing about what’s next from the Atlanta-bred MC.

The Underground Luxury artist and Grand Hustle signee sat down with VIBE to discuss his new album and the hometown rappers that influenced him to create music.

“From Trillville to BoneCrusher, Filed Mob, Goodie Mob, Outkast — you know every single artist that came up in that new south movement, that was the first time as a city that we felt like, ‘Yeah, man. We have all these artists and the music scene just exploded,” says B.o.B. “And that’s where it made you feel like, as an artist, you might be able to do something.”

With collaborations on his new album from Future, 2 Chainz, T.I., Juicy J, Priscilla Renea, Ester Dean and Chris Brown among others, and working with producers like DJ Mustard, 2014 is looking like a good year already for the six-time Grammy nominated artist. Cop Underground Luxury here.