Review Summary: If you think that he's gone, you couldn't be more wrong.
Ah, B.o.b. In my opinion he is a rapper who, even though has a couple of album's is fairly new to the rap game. He came on strong with B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, and that showed us that he has talent, as a rapper, and singer. So. Multi-Talented rapper with powerful singles like Nothin' On You and Airplanes. What next. Well, you might think full-fledged album, but in the end, a mixtape will please the audience better, and boy did this one.
Let me say that this album is hard to judge, as it starts off with some pretty mediocre songs, and eventually goes on to the good (and they can be great) ones. Also, this B.o.B has a much more aggressive flow, and while the lyrics is nothing special (mostly bragging actually) they are still catchy. In my opinion, the album's strong points are obviously the last six. How Bout Dat, having a guest appearance from Future and Trae The Truth, some lesser known rappers, has a great beat (tango-y, but a different take on these types of beats) and great flows from all rappers. Things Get Worse has an appearance from Eminem
, their second collaboration, but this time Em's in Slim Shady mode. While this song has great flow and lines, B.o.B is barely in it, and that disturbes me a little, because i feel the few lines he had, complimented the beat very well. F**ked Up has a god beat, and a second appearance from Playboy Tre (first in Epic, a song i don't feel deserves recognition). This song has a somewhat cheesy chorus (Is that why you think i'm cool, because i get ***ed up, ***ed up) but nice lyrics. Strange Clouds is the probably most known song on this mixtape, and while the beat is nice, i felt that Lil' Wayne ruined it. The song would've been better off without him. The last two songs are good but nothing special.
The other good songs, Perfect Symmetry, New York New York and What Are We Doing, are great. The other songs either just don't suit B.o.B, but instead the guests (Wrong, Guest List, 5 On The Kush, Boom Bap).
All in all, i think the album, having no ties to anything related to B.o.B (it is a mixtape, right"), is a strong collection of songs. I am definetely looking forward to "Strange Clouds", his upcoming Album.