SONG SPOTLIGHT: MAGIC BY B.O.B.


by petercortle | May 11, 2010

B.o.B.’s rise from backpack rapper to legitimate pop superstar was like all good journeys-long, confusing and spectacular. His eclectic album, “The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” showcases a range of sounds, often in the same song. No jam shows this better than the upbeat “Magic,” featuring Rivers Cuomo of Weezer fame.

“Magic” sounds like if Weezer took one of their simplest riffs, and threw a heavy bass and backbeat behind it. B.o.B. giddily takes control of the track, spitting, “Pick a verse, any verse, I’ll hypnotise you with every line.”

B.o.B.’s fresh lyrics are both accessible and progressive. Expect a lot more from this ATL rhyme-sayer, including more unexpected collaborations.

by CORTLE